NPR Unveils Dr. John's "Revolution" Video, 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’ (Nonesuch). 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.

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.”

Watch the “Revolution” music video on

‘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 LA 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.

Dr. John 2012 Tour Dates:

June 1 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
June 2 – Augusta, NJ – Sussex County Fairground
June 5 – Portland, ME – The Asylum
June 6 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
June 7 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
June 9 – Charlotte, NC – Uptown Amphitheatre (w/ Gov’t Mule)
June 10 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Pavilion (w/ Iron & Wine)
June 12 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues (w/ Gov’t Mule)
June 13 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Amphitheater (w/ Gov’t Mule)
June 14 – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheater (w/ Gov’t Mule)
June 29 – Paddock Wood, UK – Hop Farm Festival
June 30 – Samois-sur-Seine, France – Django Reinhardt Festival
July 2 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
July 4 – Paris, France – La Cigale
July 5 – Stasbourg, France – Strasbourg Jazz Festivl
July 6 – Lugano, Switzerland – Lugano Estival Jazz
July 9 – Montreux, Switzerland – Montreux Jazz Festival
July 10 – Nice, France – Nice Jazz Festival
July 13 – Stuttgart, Germany – Jazz Open Stuttgart
July 15 – Cahors, France – Cahors Blues Festival
July 18 – London, UK – Under the Bridge
July 19 – London, UK – Under the Bridge
July 22 – Gateshead, UK – The Sage Gateshead
August 3 – Newport, RI – Newport Jazz Festival