Dr. Dog share first single from new album 'Critical Equation' and announce tour

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Don't tell that to Dr. Dog.

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia band announced the new album Critical Equation, due out April 27, and shared the first single from the new record, the darkly funky "Listening In." Speaking with NPR, singer and guitarist Scott McMicken said that the guiding principle of the new album was to find a new lane for their sound.

"We're different people now than we were 10 years ago and we've grown so much as a band, but in certain areas we were stuck ... we needed to blow it up and we needed some help doing that," McMicken said. Click the link to check out "Listening In."

Dr. Dog fans will get the first chance to sample the new album when the group heads out on the road this spring in support of the new record. The band's tour launches on April 6 at the Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY and wraps up in the hometown of Philly on June 23. Kyle Craft, Son Little and (Sandy) Alex G will rotate as support on most dates. Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public this Friday, Jan. 19; Visit the band's website for a complete list of dates.

Watch a short album announcement video from the band above and follow the links below for tickets to select dates on Dr. Dog's upcoming tour.

Dr. Dog 2018 North American Tour
April 6 –Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom^
April 7 – Knoxville, TN – Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival
April 8 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note^
April 9 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge^
April 10 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric^
April 12 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen^
April 13 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live^ (Click here for tickets)
April 14 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room^
April 15 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall^ (Click here for tickets)
April 17 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm^ (Click here for tickets)
April 18 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
April 19 – Richmond, VA – The National^ (Click here for tickets)
April 20 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater^
May  2 – Boston, MA – House of Blues%
May  4 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre% (Click here for tickets)
May  5 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre%
May  6 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre%
May  8 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom%
May  10 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom%
May  11 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater%
May  12 – Austin, TX – Moody Theater%
May  13 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall%
May  14 – San Antonio, TX – The Rustic%
May  16 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater%
May  17 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City%
May  18 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
May  19 – Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah Brewing Co.
June 1 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory* 
June 2 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park* 
June 5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel* 
June 7 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater* 
June 8 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall*
June 9 – Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre
June 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot*
June 13 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre* (Click here for tickets)
June 14 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre* (Click here for tickets)
June 16 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*
June 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE*
June 19 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel* (Click here for tickets)
June 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel* (Click here for tickets)
June 22 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap*
June 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing*
^ w/ Kyle Craft
% w/ Son Little
* w/ (Sandy) Alex G