Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings announce tour dates including 2nd Apollo Theater show

Music News | By on Feb 17th, 2010

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are pleased to announce an extensive US Tour highlighted by two record release parties at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City in support of their upcoming release, I Learned the Hard Way.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are already well known as one of the most exciting acts in the nation for both their explosive live shows and their prolific output of gritty studio recordings. On April 6th, 2010 the band will release I Learned the Hard Way, their fourth full-length on Brooklyn’s independent Daptone Records. The record marks a bold step forward for a band who almost single-handedly stewarded today’s return of soul music to its more traditional sound.

From the lush Philly-Soul fanfare that ushers in “The Game Gets Old” at the top of the record, to the stripped down Sam Cooke-style “Mama Don’t Like My Man” at the tail, the Dap-Kings dance seamlessly through both the most crafted and simple arrangements with subtlety and discipline. I Learned the Hard Way is the “Daptone Sound” at its finest.

The tour dates:

Friday, March 26 – Rutland, VT – Snoe Down Festival
Saturday, April 10 – Berlin, Germany – Astra
Tuesday, April 13 – Paris, France – Trabendo
Wednesday, April 14 – London, UK – Koko’s
Thursday, April 15 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Saturday, April 17 – Live Oak, FL – Wanee Music Festival
Thursday, April 22 – Lafayette, LA – Festival International de Louisiane
Friday, April 23 – New Orleans, LA – The Howlin Wolf
Saturday, April 24 – Oxford, MS – Double Decker Festival
Friday, April 30 – New York, NY – The Apollo Theater
Saturday, May 1 – New York, NY – The Apollo Theater
Thursday, May 6 – Richmond, VA – Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Friday, May 7 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head Onstage
Saturday, May 8 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
Sunday, May 9 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Tuesday, May 11 – Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
Wednesday, May 12 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Thursday, May 13 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Atlanta
Friday, May 14 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
Saturday, May 15 – Nelsonville, OH – Nelsonville Music Festival
Monday, May 17 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House
Tuesday, May 18 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
Friday, May 21 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
Saturday, May 22 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Sunday, May 23 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Tuesday, May 25 – Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy
Wednesday, May 26 – Montreal, QC – Le National
Thursday, May 27 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Friday, May 28 – Hartford, CT – New England Dodge Music Center
Saturday, May 29 – Hartford, CT – New England Dodge Music Center
Sunday, June 20 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
Monday, June 21 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
Tuesday, June 22 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Friday, June 25 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
Saturday, June 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Sunday, June 27 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern

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