Dr. John and Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Debut "Revolution" Music Video
Today, NPR debuted the new music video for "Revolution" from Dr. John's new album, Locked Down, which was produced by Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach, who also plays on the album.
The album, which was released April 3 via Nonesuch, earned the highest-charting debut of Dr. John's 50-plus-year career.
"I wanted to surround (Dr. John) with younger guys. To test him a bit," Auerbach told NPR. "I also wanted him to talk from the Mac Rebennack [Dr. John's real name] perspective, lyrically. I didn't want him to talk from the Dr. John perspective."
The video, which was directed by Reid Long, 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."
Check out the video below; below that, you'll find Dr. John's current tour dates.
For more on Dr. John, check out his Facebook page.
Dr. John's 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