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Watch: Dr. John's "Revolution" Video Unveiled on NPR; New Tour Dates Announced

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2012
    Watch: Dr. John's "Revolution" Video Unveiled on NPR; New Tour Dates Announced

    NPR has premiered the new video for Dr. John's "Revolution" from the New Orleans legend's universally-lauded collaboration with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Locked Down. The highest-charting debut in Dr. John's 50+ year career, Locked Down has found similar success at radio, remaining in the top 10 of the CMJ Radio 200 chart since its April 3 release. Watch the video below.

    Directed by Reid Long, the video offers a behind-the-scenes look at Dr. John's recent three weekend residency at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), where he performed with guests including Blind Boys of Alabama, Ivan Neville, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Irma Thomas. The residency also included a live performance of Locked Down with Auerbach, to which the New York Times responded: "Physical and spiritual, earthly and supernatural, a memento mori and a promise of transcendence—all were aspects of Dr. John’s music for the night."

    Locked Down was called Dr. John's "best album in four decades" by Rolling Stone and has earned raves everywhere from Pitchfork and People to NPR and Los Angeles Times. On the heels of a triumphant set and surprise guest appearance with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at New Orleans Jazz Fest, Dr. John (a.k.a. Mac Rebennack) will take songs from Locked Down across the US and Europe, appearing with his band The Lower 911 featuring Jon Cleary as well as Iron & Wine, Gov't Mule, and more. Below are the currently scheduled tour dates; for additional details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    Watch the "Revolution" video via NPR here:

    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 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 9 Montreux Jazz Festival† Montreux, SWITZERLAND
    Jul 10 Nice Jazz Festival† Nice, FRANCE
    Jul 13 Jazz Open Stuttgart Stuttgart, GERMANY
    Jul 15 Cahors Blues Festival Cahors, FRANCE
    Jul 18&19 Under the Bridge London, UK
    Jul 22 The Sage Gateshead Gateshead, UK

    Aug 3 Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night Newport, RI

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

on May 8, 2012 - 6:48pm
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NPR has premiered the new video for Dr. John's "Revolution" from the New Orleans legend's universally-lauded collaboration with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Locked Down. Directed by Reid Long, the video offers a behind-the-scenes look at Dr. John's recent three weekend residency at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). Watch the video here. Dr. John will take songs from Locked Down across the US and Europe, appearing with his band The Lower 911 featuring Jon Cleary as well as Iron & Wine, Gov't Mule, and more.

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NPR has premiered the new video for Dr. John's "Revolution" from the New Orleans legend's universally-lauded collaboration with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Locked Down. The highest-charting debut in Dr. John's 50+ year career, Locked Down has found similar success at radio, remaining in the top 10 of the CMJ Radio 200 chart since its April 3 release. Watch the video below.

Directed by Reid Long, the video offers a behind-the-scenes look at Dr. John's recent three weekend residency at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), where he performed with guests including Blind Boys of Alabama, Ivan Neville, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Irma Thomas. The residency also included a live performance of Locked Down with Auerbach, to which the New York Times responded: "Physical and spiritual, earthly and supernatural, a memento mori and a promise of transcendence—all were aspects of Dr. John’s music for the night."

Locked Down was called Dr. John's "best album in four decades" by Rolling Stone and has earned raves everywhere from Pitchfork and People to NPR and Los Angeles Times. On the heels of a triumphant set and surprise guest appearance with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at New Orleans Jazz Fest, Dr. John (a.k.a. Mac Rebennack) will take songs from Locked Down across the US and Europe, appearing with his band The Lower 911 featuring Jon Cleary as well as Iron & Wine, Gov't Mule, and more. Below are the currently scheduled tour dates; for additional details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Watch the "Revolution" video via NPR here:

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 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 9 Montreux Jazz Festival† Montreux, SWITZERLAND
Jul 10 Nice Jazz Festival† Nice, FRANCE
Jul 13 Jazz Open Stuttgart Stuttgart, GERMANY
Jul 15 Cahors Blues Festival Cahors, FRANCE
Jul 18&19 Under the Bridge London, UK
Jul 22 The Sage Gateshead Gateshead, UK

Aug 3 Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night Newport, RI

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

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