Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are pleased to announce US tour dates this fall in support of I Learned the Hard Way, their fourth full-length on Daptone Records. The album debuted earlier this year at #15 on the Billboard 200 and is a few weeks away from passing the 100,000 sales mark.
I Learned the Hard Way 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.
SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS TOUR DATES
Jul 30 – Bridgeport, CT – Gathering of the Vibes
Aug 01 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
Aug 05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Twilight Concert Series
Aug 06 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Ampitheatre
Aug 07 – Brooklyn, NY – Prospect Park
Aug 13 – Cleveland, OH – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Sep 04 – Snowmass Village, CO – Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival
Sep 14 – Puyallup, WA – Puallup Fair
Sep 17 – Lexington, KY – Busters
Sep 18 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
Sep 19 – St Louis, MO – The Pageant
Sep 20 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
Sep 21 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater
Sep 23 – Dallas, TX – The Showroom at Palladium
Sep 24 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
Sep 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum Theatre
Sep 27 – Santa Fe, NM – The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Sep 28 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
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