The music video for the single was released on August 24, 2011. It features Nicks, Michael Campbell, and Dave Stewart riding Nicks' tour bus in the desert. Nicks is also featured in various desert scenes in one of her trademark outfits.
Nicks appeared on America's Got Talent on July 27, 2011, making the televised debut of "For What It's Worth", as well as performing her classic "Edge of Seventeen". She also performed the single on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 28. On August 26, 2011, Nicks performed "For What It's Worth", "Landslide", and "Rhiannon" on Good Morning America, as part of their "Summer Concert Series".