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Dr. John Launches US Spring Tour, Followed by European Summer Tour

  • Friday, June 1, 2012
    Dr. John Launches US Spring Tour, Followed by European Summer Tour

    Dr. John (a.k.a. Mac Rebennack), following the recent release of his latest album, Locked Down, on Nonesuch Records, kicks off a two-week tour of the United States with a show at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, tonight and a set at Crawfish Fest in Augusta, New Jersey, tomorrow. The tour will feature music from Locked Down, which Rolling Stone called his "best album in four decades," and favorite tunes from throughout the New Orleans legend's 50+ year career.

    Joining Mac for the tour will be his band The Lower 911, featuring fellow New Orleans-based musician Jon Cleary. In addition to his own headline shows, Dr. John will join Gov't Mule for several shows across the South and will be a special guest of Iron & Wine for a show at the Ravinia Festival. At the end of the month, the tour heads to Europe for several club shows and festival sets through July.

    To pick up a copy of Locked Down, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include an instant download of the complete album at checkout; Locked Down is also available there to purchase as MP3s and FLAC lossless files.

    Below are the currently scheduled tour dates; for additional details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    DR. JOHN ON TOUR

    Jun 1 The Birchmere Alexandria, VA
    Jun 2 Crawfish Fest Augusta, NJ
    Jun 5 The Asylum Portland, ME
    Jun 6 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
    Jun 7 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
    Jun 9 Uptown Amphitheatre** Charlotte, NC
    Jun 10 Ravinia* Highland Park, IL
    Jun 12 House of Blues** Myrtle Beach, SC
    Jun 13 Raleigh Amphitheater** Raleigh, NC
    Jun 14 Iroquois Amphitheater** Louisville, KY
    Jun 15 Paramount Theatre† Oakland, CA
    Jun 17 Chastain Park Amphitheater** Atlanta, GA

    Jun 29 Hop Farm Festival Paddock Wood, UK
    Jun 30 Django Reinhardt Festival Samois-sur-Seine, FRANCE
    Jul 2 Paradiso Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
    Jul 4 La Cigale Paris, FRANCE
    Jul 5 Strasbourg Jazz Festival†† Strasbourg, FRANCE
    Jul 6 Lugano Estival Jazz Lugano, SWITZERLAND
    Jul 8 Roskilde Festival Roskilde, DENMARK
    Jul 9 Montreux Jazz Festival†† Montreux, SWITZERLAND
    Jul 10 Nice Jazz Festival†† Nice, FRANCE
    Jul 12 Astra Kulturhaus Berlin, GERMANY
    Jul 13 Jazz Open Stuttgart Stuttgart, GERMANY
    Jul 15 Cahors Blues Festival Cahors, FRANCE
    Jul 17 The Coal Exchange Cardiff, UK
    Jul 18&19 Under the Bridge London, UK
    Jul 21 Festival Theatre Edinburgh, UK
    Jul 22 The Sage Gateshead Gateshead, UK
    Jul 24 Vicar Street Dublin, IRELAND

    Aug 3 Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night Newport, RI
    Aug 12 Edmonton Folk Festival† Edmonton, AB

    * w/ Iron & Wine
    ** w/ Gov't Mule
    † music of Treme
    †† w/ Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

on June 1, 2012 - 3:30pm
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Dr. John kicks off a two-week tour of the United States featuring music from his Nonesuch debut album, Locked Down, and favorite tunes from throughout the New Orleans legend's 50+ year career. Joining him for the tour will be his band The Lower 911 featuring Jon Cleary. In addition to his own headline shows, Dr. John will join Gov't Mule for several shows across the South and will be a special guest of Iron & Wine for a show at the Ravinia Festival. At the end of the month, the tour heads to Europe for several club shows and festival sets through July.

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Dr. John (a.k.a. Mac Rebennack), following the recent release of his latest album, Locked Down, on Nonesuch Records, kicks off a two-week tour of the United States with a show at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, tonight and a set at Crawfish Fest in Augusta, New Jersey, tomorrow. The tour will feature music from Locked Down, which Rolling Stone called his "best album in four decades," and favorite tunes from throughout the New Orleans legend's 50+ year career.

Joining Mac for the tour will be his band The Lower 911, featuring fellow New Orleans-based musician Jon Cleary. In addition to his own headline shows, Dr. John will join Gov't Mule for several shows across the South and will be a special guest of Iron & Wine for a show at the Ravinia Festival. At the end of the month, the tour heads to Europe for several club shows and festival sets through July.

To pick up a copy of Locked Down, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include an instant download of the complete album at checkout; Locked Down is also available there to purchase as MP3s and FLAC lossless files.

Below are the currently scheduled tour dates; for additional details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

DR. JOHN ON TOUR

Jun 1 The Birchmere Alexandria, VA
Jun 2 Crawfish Fest Augusta, NJ
Jun 5 The Asylum Portland, ME
Jun 6 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Jun 7 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
Jun 9 Uptown Amphitheatre** Charlotte, NC
Jun 10 Ravinia* Highland Park, IL
Jun 12 House of Blues** Myrtle Beach, SC
Jun 13 Raleigh Amphitheater** Raleigh, NC
Jun 14 Iroquois Amphitheater** Louisville, KY
Jun 15 Paramount Theatre† Oakland, CA
Jun 17 Chastain Park Amphitheater** Atlanta, GA

Jun 29 Hop Farm Festival Paddock Wood, UK
Jun 30 Django Reinhardt Festival Samois-sur-Seine, FRANCE
Jul 2 Paradiso Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Jul 4 La Cigale Paris, FRANCE
Jul 5 Strasbourg Jazz Festival†† Strasbourg, FRANCE
Jul 6 Lugano Estival Jazz Lugano, SWITZERLAND
Jul 8 Roskilde Festival Roskilde, DENMARK
Jul 9 Montreux Jazz Festival†† Montreux, SWITZERLAND
Jul 10 Nice Jazz Festival†† Nice, FRANCE
Jul 12 Astra Kulturhaus Berlin, GERMANY
Jul 13 Jazz Open Stuttgart Stuttgart, GERMANY
Jul 15 Cahors Blues Festival Cahors, FRANCE
Jul 17 The Coal Exchange Cardiff, UK
Jul 18&19 Under the Bridge London, UK
Jul 21 Festival Theatre Edinburgh, UK
Jul 22 The Sage Gateshead Gateshead, UK
Jul 24 Vicar Street Dublin, IRELAND

Aug 3 Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night Newport, RI
Aug 12 Edmonton Folk Festival† Edmonton, AB

* w/ Iron & Wine
** w/ Gov't Mule
† music of Treme
†† w/ Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

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Comments

No Los Angeles dates? I'm disappointed.

Looks like the summer's booked. Maybe we'll see Mac in California in the autumn?

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