SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, SECOND APOLLO THEATER SHOW ADDED ON MAY 1ST I LEARNED THE HARD WAY OUT APRIL 6TH ON DAPTONE RECORDS

SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, SECOND APOLLO THEATER SHOW ADDED ON MAY 1ST I LEARNED THE HARD WAY OUT APRIL 6TH ON DAPTONE RECORDS

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 singlehandedly 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 AND THE DAP-KINGS ON TOUR!

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 – Ram s Head Onstage

Saturday, May 8 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater

Sunday, May 9 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa

Tuesday, May 11 – Carrboro, NC – Cat s 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

Since the release of 100 Days, 100 Nights, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings have appeared at:

Coachella, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits Festival, WOMAD (New Zealand), Lollapalooza, Chicago Blues Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival (Holland), Essence Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Roskilde Music Festival (Denmark), Playboy Jazz Festival, Sydney Festival, Eurokeennes Festival (France), Central Park Summerstage and more.

Television appearances since 2007 include:

The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Austin City Limits – PBS, The Tavis Smiley Show– PBS, Later with Jools Holland – BBC, MTV, CNN, and numerous NPR shows including Fresh Air with Terry Gross, World Café, Day to Day, Fair Game and more

Reviews and Features appeared in:
Esquire, New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, MOJO, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, The Huffington Post, Variety, BrooklynVegan, Spin, Pitchfork, Mother Jones, VIBE, Village Voice, Washington Post, The New York Times and more

Sharon Jones has collaborated on stage, in the studio & on film with:

David Byrne, Rufus Wainwright, Denzel Washington (The Great Debaters), Lou Reed,

Booker T. & the MGs, Michael Bublé, Phish

The Dap-Kings have recorded for:

Al Green, Eric Clapton, NAS, Amy Winehouse, Wale, Mark Ronson, Daniel Merriweather, Robbie Williams, Bebel Gilberto

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