Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Announce New Album I Learned the Hard Way Set To Drop On April 6, 2010 Band To Headline Two Nights At The World Famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings tour dates

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Announce New Album I Learned the Hard Way Set To Drop On April 6, 2010 Band To Headline Two Nights At The World Famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings tour dates

April 31 and May 1, 2010

Full Tour Dates

Tuesday, March 16
All day
eTown Live Radio Show TapingThe Boulder Theatre, Boulder CO
Friday, March 26
All day
Snoe.down Festival Rutland VT
Saturday, April 10
All day
Astra Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, April 13
All day
Trabendo Paris, France
Wednesday, April 14
All day
Koko London, UK
Thursday, April 15
All day
Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Saturday, April 17
All day
Wanee Festival, Live Oak FL
Thursday, April 22
All day
Festival Internationale de Louisiane, Lafayette LA
Friday, April 23
All day
The Howling Wolf New Orleans, LA
Saturday, April 24
All day
Double Decker Festival Oxford MS Info
Friday, April 30
All day
Apollo Theater, New York City
Saturday, May 1
All day
Apollo Theater, New York City
Thursday, May 6
All day
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Richmond, VA
Friday, May 7
All day
Ram’s Head Onstage Annapolis, MD
Saturday, May 8
All day
Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA
Sunday, May 9
All day
The NorVa Norfolk, VA
Tuesday, May 11
All day
Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Wednesday, May 12
All day
Orange Peel Ashesville, NC
Thursday, May 13
All day
Center Stage Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Friday, May 14
All day
Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
Saturday, May 15
All day
Nelsonville Music Festival Nelsonville, OH
Monday, May 17
All day
The Southgate House Newport, KY
Tuesday, May 18
All day
Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI
Friday, May 21
All day
Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
Saturday, May 22
All day
Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
Sunday, May 23
All day
The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday, May 25
12:30am
The Sound Academy Toronto, ON
Wednesday, May 26
All day
Le National, Montreal, QC
Thursday, May 27
All day
House of Blues Boston, MA
Friday, May 28
All day
New England Dodge Music Center Harftord CT
Saturday, May 29
All day
New England Dodge Music Center Harftord CT
Sunday, June 20
All day
The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
Monday, June 21
All day
Showbox Sodo Seattle, WA
Tuesday, June 22
All day
Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
Friday, June 25
All day
Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA
Saturday, June 26
All day
The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, June 27
All day
Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA

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. Their breakout release, 100 Days, 100 Nights, sold over 150,000 copies worldwide. On Jones birthday this year, 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.

I Learned the Hard Way was produced by Bosco Mann and recorded on an Ampex eight-track tape machine by Gabriel Roth in Daptone Records House of Soul studios, the record drips with a warmth and spontaneity rarely found since the golden days of Muscle Shoals and Stax. Sharon s raw power, rhythmic swagger, moaning soulfulness, and melodic command set her firmly alongside Tina Turner, James Brown, Mavis Staples, and Aretha as a fixture in the canon of soul music. 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.

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, 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, NAS, Amy Winehouse, Wale, Mark Ronson, Daniel Merriweather, Robbie Williams, Bebel Gilberto

Discography:

Dap-Dippin with the Dap-Kings – May 2002

Naturally – January 2005

100 Days, 100Nights – October 2007

I Learned The Hard Way Track Listing:

1. The Game Gets Old

2. I Learned The Hard Way

3. Better Things

4. Give It Back

5. Money

6. The Reason

7. Window Shopping

8. She Ain t A Child No More

9. I ll Still Be True

10. Without A Heart

11. If You Call

12. Mama Don t Like My Man

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