Dr John confirms Vicar Street Dublin 2012 live concert date for Tuesday July 24th with The Lower 911 & Jon Cleary!

May 09, 2012 No Comments by Musicscene

Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Dr John & The Lower 911 featuring Jon Cleary are coming to Dublin for a brand new Irish Tour Date this July 2012! Promoting his latest studio album ‘Locked Down’, Dr John & The Lower 911 featuring Jon Cleary will be performing live on stage at Vicar Street in Dublin on Tuesday the 24th of July 2012. Tickets for Dr John & The Lower 911 featuring Jon Cleary live at Vicar Street in Dublin are priced from €40 including booking fee and will be on sale from Monday the 14th of May 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Dr John & The Lower 911 featuring Jon Cleary live at Vicar Street in Dublin this July 2012.

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Storied musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr John aka Mac Rebennack, released ‘Locked Down’ in 2012, a startling album that marks a significant departure from his recent efforts. The new album, produced by The Black KeysDan Auerbach, is Dr John‘s first release for Nonesuch Records.

It’s an entirely new approach for the iconic Dr John, featuring as it does his collaboration with Dan Auerbach and a band of young musicians Auerbach handpicked to make ‘Locked Down’ at his studio Easy Eye Sound in Nashville.

“It was way cool cutting this record with Dan and the crew he put together for it,” says Dr John. “It’s reel HIP.”

For his part, Dan Auerbach – who currently is preparing for a worldwide tour in support of The Black Keys‘ new album “El Camino” says about the collaboration: “Mac inspired me every single day we were in the studio together – musically, spiritually, cosmically… something special seemed to be happening and everyone involved could sense it.”

‘’For my money, Mac’s one of the greatest who ever was, and who ever will be… I’m so honoured to have had this opportunity to work with him.”

Dan Auerbach, a long-time fan of the influential musician dubbed “The Night Tripper” in the late 60s, visited Dr John late in 2010 in his hometown New Orleans, announcing his ambition to produce “the best record you’ve made in a long time”. Dr John replied that he had done his research – his children had told him good things about The Black Keys, and the conversation led to an agreement to collaborate on the 2011 Bonnaroo Jam being curated by Dan Auerbach himself.

That performance – called by NY Times critic Ben Ratliff in his best-of-the-year list “deep and oozy, close-to-the-vest, low frequency funk”, confirmed that something unusual was taking place and led to September recording sessions in Nashville. Dr John returned to Nashville at Thanksgiving to complete the vocals and ‘Locked Down’ was mixed by Dan Auerbach and completed in early 2012.

“All told, Locked Down is that rare thing: a retro exercise that looks forward, by an old hustler and a young player who, in the process of making a great record, probably taught each other a thing or two.” ROLLING STONE

Don’t miss Dr John & The Lower 911 featuring Jon Cleary performing live on stage at Vicar Street in Dublin on Tuesday the 24th of July 2012.

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