Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Release “I Learned The Hard Way” Single, Announce 2nd Apollo Date and SXSW Schedule

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Release “I Learned The Hard Way” Single, Announce 2nd Apollo Date and SXSW Schedule

Brooklyn’s own soul saviors, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, don’t release their fourth album, I Learned The Hard Way, until April 6th, but to hold fans over the band decided to release the title track as a single this week. The rousing “I Learned The Hard Way” is now available for purchase exclusively on iTunes.

“It’s hard, maybe even impossible to upstage Sharon Jones, who fights her way through ‘I Learned the Hard Way’ and channels the drama boldly and candidly.” – Pitchfork

The band also announced a whole slew of new tour dates last week, and this week the exciting news continued with the addition of a second show at New York’s legendary Apollo Theatre (after the first one sold out). Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings also just released their full SXSW schedule, which can be viewed below, logged in calendars and reposted far and wide. Get ready for the funk, Austin!

SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS SXSW SCHEDULE:

Wed Night (3/17) – NPR Showcase @ Stubbs, 9:45pm

Thursday Afternoon (3/18) – Billions / Ticketfly Day Party @ The Mohawk, 2:50pm

Friday Afternoon (3/19) – Spin Day Party @ Stubbs, 3:10pm

Friday Night (3/19) – AOL Showcase @ the Austin Music Hall, 11:30pm

Full Tour Dates:

3/26 – Rutland, VT – Snoe Down Festival

4/10 – Berlin, Germany – Astra

4/13 – Paris, France – Trabendo

4/14 – London, UK – Koko’s

4/15 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso

4/17 – Live Oak, FL – Wanee Music Festival

4/22 – Lafayette, LA – Festival International de Louisiane

4/23 – New Orleans, LA – The Howlin’ Wolf

4/24 – Oxford, MS – Double Decker Festival

4/30 – NYC RELEASE PARTY @ The Apollo Theater – SOLD OUT

5/1 – New York, NY – The Apollo Theatre

5/6 – Richmond, VA – Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

5/7 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head Onstage

5/8 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater

5/9 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa

5/11 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

5/12 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel

5/13 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Atlanta

5/14 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom

5/15 – Nelsonville, OH – Nelsonville Music Festival

5/17 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House

5/18 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre

5/21 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

5/22 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater

5/23 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue

5/25 – Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy

5/26 – Montreal, QC – Le National

5/27 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

5/28 – Hartford, CT – New England Dodge Music Center

5/29 – Hartford, CT – New England Dodge Music Center

6/20 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom

6/21 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo

6/22 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

6/25 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre

6/26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

6/27 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern

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