We are deeply saddened to announce Sharon Jones passed away today after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Dap-Kings.
Thank you for your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations:
The Lustgarten Foundation - https://www.lustgarten.org/donate
James Brown Family Foundation - http://jamesbrownfamilyfdn.org/online/index.php/j-a-m-p
Little Kids Rock - http://www.littlekidsrock.org/support-us/donation/
Additional memorial details will follow soon.
Miss Sharon Jones! is on iTunes today! Download the film for $9.99 and receive extra bonus features and additional scenes.
Miss Sharon Jones on DVD / New Holiday Merchandise
Many big announcements in Dap-King land!
The DVD of Miss Sharon Jones! will be released on November 1 and it is available for pre-order via Daptone Records now. You'll find MSJ hats and t-shirts on the store as well.
We're reissuing the out-of-print LP of It's A Holiday Soul Party, on limited edition GREEN vinyl, out November 11. Pre-order it via Daptone here.
SJDK holiday sweaters are back by popular demand (these sold out lightning quick last year)! They're a new color scheme this year and you can get them here. We also have new SJDK ornaments and wrapping paper and holiday bundles for your purchasing pelasure.
The 2xLP vinyl version of the Miss Sharon Jones! soundtrack is out on November 25 and features "His Eye Is On A Sparrow (live)", "New Shoes" and several other songs exclusive to the vinyl. Pre-order it here.
Home for the Holidays!
We'll be playing holiday songs and non-holiday songs at three East Coast shows this December:
Tickets on sale Friday, September 9 at 12pm Eastern!
Miss Sharon Jones! is playing on 9/26 at Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn! Sharon will be there in person for a Q&A and there are a limited number of tickets available here.
From now until 11am Eastern tomorrow (8/26), all apparel and posters in the Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings online store are 50% off with the code "SJDKFLASH50". In addition, all music is dicounted 30% as well. Get it while you can!
Europe Tour Cancelled
We are very disappointed to announce the cancellation of our upcoming European tour. Sharon is doing well, but must undergo a medical procedure related to her cancer and the recovery time will conflict with these European dates. It's been too long since we visited our European fans and we will try to get back to Europe as soon as possible!
Sharon will appear at all other shows and events before and after this tour, including her appearance at the Nuart Theater in LA and our show in Mammoth, CA this weekend.
Refunds for shows in London and Amsterdam are available at point of purchase.
The following dates have been cancelled:
8/18 – Paredes De Coura, Portugal - Paredes De Coura Festival
8/20 – Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
8/21 – Ottery St. Mary – Beautiful Days Festival
8/23 – London, UK – Brooklyn Bowl London
8/24 – London, UK – Ronnie Scott’s
8/26 – Carleville-Mezieres, France – Cabaret Vert
8/27 – Paris, France – Rock En Seine
8/28 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Amsterdamse Bostheater
All scheduled dates in the United States will proceed as scheduled.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you all soon!
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
(photo by Jacob Blickenstaff)
Sharon on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tonight!
Sharon will sit in with the band on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Watch at 11:35pm ET / 10:35pm CT on ABC.
Also, the run of Miss Sharon Jones! at the IFC Center has been extended through 8/11. Get your tickets now!
To find out where the movie is showing near you, go to misssharonjones.com.
Miss Sharon Jones! Opens in LA Tomorrow
Miss Sharon Jones! opens at the Nuart Theater in LA tomorrow! Sharon and director Barbara Kopple will do a Q&A after the 7:30pm showing and an intro to the 9:55pm showing.
Also, tomorrow afternoon Sharon will do a Facebook Live event with the cancer organization Stand Up To Cancer. Tune in on Facebook at 2:45pm PT.