MARCH 26, 2014
The renaissance of soul music in recent years has been fueled and ignited by a musical energy that has exploded out of a tightly knit family of musicians in Brooklyn, New York. In their many incarnations, these individuals help to create the dynamic roster of indie phenomenon Daptone Records. Though each artist has toured internationally and all have earned reputations for incendiary live shows, up until now, the legendary Daptone Super Soul Revue in its full splendor has been an experience rarely seen outside of New York City.
Now, for the first time, this stellar group of artists has gathered en masse and mounted busses to bring this dynamic show on the road. This is not your average label showcase. Soul powerhouses Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kingsand Charles Bradley join forces with the afrobeat juggernaut Antibalas for a non-stop extravaganza featuring Master of Ceremonies Binky Griptite and special performances by the Sugarman 3 and Saun & Starr.
Inspired by the high-energy Stax, Motown, and James Brown revues of the past, and presided over by the true standard bearers of today’s soul music, the Daptone Soul Revue is the show that can’t be missed. This is Soul Excitement!
London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Vienna, Austria Jazz @ Fest Wein Tickets
Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter SOLD OUT
Vienne, France @ Jazz à Vienne Tickets
Kent, UK @ Hop Farm Festival Tickets
Perugia, Italy @ Umbria Jazz Festival Tickets
Rotterdam, Holland @ North Sea Jazz Festival Tickets
And more dates to be announced soon!
JANUARY 14, 2014
Happy release day everyone!
We are so excited that today is finally here!!! Thank you to all who have shared their enthusiasm and anticipation with us, it's been quite the journey and we are overjoyed to share our labor of love with everyone.
Give the People What They Want is available on Amazon, itunes, Starbucks, and at a retailer near you.
And be sure to share your release day celebrations using the hashtage #wewantsharon!
JANUARY 6, 2014
We know you been waiting patiently for January 14th and the release of' Give The People What They Want but we have two huge premieres to help with that all anticipation today.
NPR Music is streaming GTPWTW in it's entirety today. NPR had this to say about the album: "Set, as always, against The Dap-Kings' characteristically springy horns, Jones growls and struts through 10 timeless songs that couldn't sound better suited to the big stage. It's to her credit that the studio serves them, too, throughout an album that deftly and efficiently carries out the mission suggested by its title. She wasn't gone long, thank goodness, but it's so nice to have her back."
And if that wasn't enough for you, we are excited to announce that the brand new video for "Stranger to My Happiness" is premiering today at VEVO. Huge thanks to Rob Hatch-Miller and Puloma Basu at Production Company Productions for their amazing work on the video.
Be sure to pre-order Give The People What They Want from iTunes, Amazon, and the Daptone Super Soul Super Store.
DECEMBER 11, 2013
Just in time for the holidays, here is the new animated video for our original Christmas song, "Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects" ENJOY!!
DECEMBER 2, 2013
Yes, it was freezing, but we had so much fun participating in this years Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Even though our cell phones "weren't allowed", we managed to snap some pictures to capture the special day. We met some pretty interesting people, as you can imagine will happen at an event like this one!
CLICK HERE to check out some of our personal photos and candids, hope you all were able to watch from home!
NOVEMBER 27, 2013
This week, The Village Voice has profiled Sharon Jones as their main feature and cover story. Emotional and honest, the article covers a brief history of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Sharon's recent battle with cancer, and their anticipated return to the stage. Whether you are a die hard fan or just a lover of a great story, this monumental feature is sure leave you awe-struck, grateful, and inspired.
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
Tickets for our European Spring 2014 tour are now available from our website, where you can also pre-order the new album.
Click here to get your tickets!
05/06/14 - Paris, France @ Olympia
05/08/14 - Munich, Germany @ Tonhalle
05/10/14 - Berlin, Germany @ Astra
05/13/14 - Koln, Germany @ E-Werk
05/14/14 - Amsterdamn, The Netherlands @ Paradiso
05/16/14 - London, UK @ Roundhouse
05/18/14 - Brussels, Belgium @ AB
05/19/14 - Hamburg, Germany @ Groβe Freiheit
05/20/14 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
05/22/14 - Helsinki, Finland @ Circus
NOVEMBER 12, 2013
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are set to return to the road for full North American tour this Spring. This is the band’s first full US tour in over two years. The tour kicks off with a hometown show at New York’s Beacon Theatre on February 6. Fan pre-sale tickets are now available. Pre-order your tickets today.
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings are back, hitting the road for their first full US Tour in nearly two years. Kicking off with their show at The Beacon Theatre in New York on February 6, check and see when they are heading your way!
02-06 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
02-11 Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
02-13 Durham, NC - Caroline Theatre
02-14 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
02-15 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
02-17 Charleston, NC - Music Farm
02-18 Orlando, FL - Beacham Theater
02-20 St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre
02-21 Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
02-22 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
02-25 Houston, TX - House of Blues
02-26 Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater
02-27 Dallas, TX - Granade Theater
03-01 Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
03-02 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
03-04 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
03-05 Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre
03-06 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
03-08 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
03-17 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
03-18 Santa Fe, NM - The Lensic Performing Arts Center
03-20 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
03-21 Phoenix, AZ - Heritage Square (Pavilion)
03-22 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
03-25 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
03-27 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
03-28 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
03-29 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
04-01 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
04-02 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
04-03 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
04-04 Victoria, British Columbia - Alix Goolden Hall
04-05 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Commodore Ballroom
04-09 Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
04-11 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
04-15 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater
NOVEMBER 8, 2013
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are thrilled to announce their participation in this years Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. They will be performing during the historical event on a float, sharing some of their favorite tunes as well as a few new ones. We hope you tune in to watch Sharon and the Dap-Kings make their way to 34th street!
OCTOBER 9, 2013
This past spring, Daptone Records had just announced the August release of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Give the People What They Want when Sharon Jones was diagnosed with cancer. The scheduled release and supporting tours were immediately put on hold and all efforts were quickly shifted to her treatment and recovery. It brings great joy and relief to announce that after a successful operation, ongoing treatment, and the continued support and love of friends, family, and fans, Sharon Jones is back.
Give the People What They Want is scheduled to drop January 14th, 2014, followed by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ triumphant return to the stage on February 6th at the Beacon Theater in New York City, their first show in nearly a year.
For over a decade, the band has traveled the world, blowing minds with their explosive live performances and their raw, hand-crafted studio recordings. While other artists have ridden the crests and troughs of passing fads, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have bypassed the hype-and-hit superhighway and taken a detour straight to the hearts and bodies of their listeners, transcending fleeting trends and demographics and delivering a visceral rhythm and soul sound to an ever-expanding base of deeply loyal fans. Give the People What They Want is poised to become not only an iconic album from a prolific band, but a fixture in the canon of Soul Music.
The album lifts off with “Retreat!," an up-tempo stomper with ominous, thundering arrangements, and marches directly into the pulsing Detroit-flavored soul of "Stranger To My Happiness" before easing back down into the mellow feel-good anthem “We Get Along”. Track after track, Give the People What They Want delivers every bit of the unbridled soul and studio acumen that defines this bands’ universally loved sound.
“The entire Daptone Family is overjoyed and inspired to see Sharon’s recovery,” says the band’s bassist and bandleader Bosco Mann. “Without a doubt, this album is the greatest thing we’ve ever recorded and I’ve been anxious for the world to hear it. Everything will culminate in February at the Beacon. That moment when Sharon walks out to join us on stage again is going to be insane.”
JUNE 3, 2013
HEALTH CONCERNS NECESSITATE POSTPONEMENT
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings regret to announce that plans to tour and release their upcoming album in 2013 have been postponed.
Give The People What They Want will NOT be released on Aug 6, 2013 as previously scheduled.
Sharon Jones has been diagnosed with stage-one bile duct cancer, which has fortunately been discovered early and has not spread. It is expected that the immediate proposed surgical solution will lead to a full recovery, but because of its invasive and complex nature, will necessitate a rather lengthy convalescence.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will be back before you know it, with a new release date and rescheduled tours worldwide.
Sharon would like her fans to know that she is anxious to get back on her feet, and that she is “down, but not out!”
“Over the last few weeks I haven’t felt good and I didn’t know what was going on. We sadly had to cancel shows while I went through a series of tests and short hospital stays. We just found out that I have a stage-one tumor on my bile duct. Luckily we caught it really early and fast and the doctors say it’s operable and curable! I will be having surgery very soon and will have to rest and recover. I’ll be staying in touch and keeping my fans and friends updated on my progress. I’m looking forward to getting back on the road to give the people what they want!” -Sharon Jones
MAY 7, 2013
Click here to listen to the first single RETREAT! from the upcoming record
"Give The People What They Want"
exclusively on NPR.org!
MAY 2, 2013
We will be joining an all-star cast for NPR's Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me, on May 2nd. We'll be jamming in between segments and kicking up the atmosphere!
The show will be playing LIVE at theaters around the country, get your tickets here.
MARCH 14, 2013
TONIGHT The Daptone Soul Revue at ACL Live will be selling tickets for $20 at the door!
Doors at 6:30
Show at 8pm
See you all there!
DECEMBER 21, 2012
Sharon and the Dap-Kings are coming to Australia, and they're bringing the whole Daptone family with them! Charles Bradley, Sugarman 3, The Budos Band and the MSB will all be there, getting the party started on Day 1 of Sydney Fest. It's a rare opportunity to catch all these incredible bands on the same lineup so far from NYC. Don't miss it!
NOVEMBER 16, 2012
Hey there, San Francisco!
Don't have plans on Saturday, November 24th? Join us for a special post-Thanksgiving performance at the beautiful Davies Symphony Hall!
For tickets and info CLICK HERE!
We'll see you at the show!
AUGUST 29, 2012
The Life is good Festival is a one-of-a-kind fundraiser combining live music on three stages, interactive art and backyard games for all. The goal of the weekend is to create a community of fundraisers. SJDK will be hitting the festival grounds on September 22nd and 23rd to spread good vibes and raise over 1 million dollars to help kids overcome poverty, violence and illness. Buy a ticket, make a small donation, or set up your own fundraising page and have a chance to hang out backstage with the band!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!
AUGUST 3, 2012
SJDK is playing a FREE show in Brooklyn with Antibalas on August 18th! Come out to Williamsburg Park to celebrate the summer with soul!
JUNE 4, 2012
SJDK will be at BONNAROO this Friday! Make sure you stop by "What Stage" at 3:00pm on Friday -- and then come back at 1:00pm on Saturday, because Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires will be up! It's a Daptone takeover!
If you don't have tickets, get them HERE! Then, rent an RV, buy a tent, and get yourself down to Manchester, TN for a weekend of soul and sun!
MAY 15, 2012
We're heading back to Europe! Starting in Paris and ending in Reunion Island... so don't miss it! Check out the full list of dates HERE! If we missed you this time around... We're back again in June!
MAY 7, 2012
This past week, SJDK had the opportunity to pay tribute to Marvin Gaye alongside John Legend and the NSO Pops at The Kennedy Center during two special performances of "What's Going On."
Watch 'What's Going on Now': Engaging Young People Through Music on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
To our fans,
We are sad to report the cancellation of our shows this week in Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Oslo. We would like to apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience this causes to you. Sharon is currently home in South Carolina caring for her extremely ill mother. This has been a very difficult decision for us to make and we thank you for your continued support.
A note from Sharon:
“I just really want to thank all our fans – for the people who say hello and send us well wishes-- for all their compassion. This is an extremely difficult time for my family and me. Thank you all so much for all the love you send us.”
Please keep Sharon’s mother and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Ticket Refunds and Rescheduled Shows:
Please Note: Although we are not able to reschedule our Oslo show at this time, we are rescheduling our Copenhagen and Helsinki dates. Your original tickets are still valid at the rescheduled show or you may ask for a refund at your point of purchase.
Saturday June 23 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega -- http://vega.dk/
Tuesday July 3 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia Club -- http://www.tavastiaklubi.fi/
Oslo Cancellation Information -- http://www.rockefeller.no/
FEBRUARY 10, 2012
In April, Sharon will be heading on tour with Daryl Hall for his "Live From Daryl's House" tour! Sharon and Daryl will be performing their biggest hits together. For a preview, CHECK OUT Sharon's episode of "Live From Daryl's House!"
For more info about dates, CLICK HERE!
DECEMBER 28, 2011
The Atlantic recently caught up with Dap-Kings and Daptone founders Gabe Roth and Neal Sugarman for an in-depth article about the label! Check it out in latest issue of The Atlantic or online here.
DECEMBER 20, 2011
The funkier side of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, SOUL TIME!, is available starting December 20th in iTunes. The indisputable reigning champions of Soul give 12 blazing hot tracks – made famous in their infamous Soul revue – their long overdue album debut. Majority previously unreleased including exclusive 45-only tracks such as "Genuine Pts. 1 & 2", "He Said I Can", "When I Come Home", and "Longer & Stronger."
DECEMBER 16, 2011
Don't forget to set your DVR's-- Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will be featured on VH1 DIVAS Celebrates Soul airing Monday, December 19th at 9/8c!
DECEMBER 6, 2011
Check out the interview with Sharon from Tuesdays episode of Big Morning Buzz LIVE from Vh1!
DECEMBER 2, 2011
On December 19th, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings along with Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Florence + The Machine will be performing at the 2011 VH1 DIVAS Celebrates Soul event! The special will air Monday, December 19th at 9 PM/8c on VH1!
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
SJDK are VH1's You Oughta Know artist of the month! Previous "YOK" artists have included Adele, Mumford & Sons, and John Legend. Tune in or CLICK HERE to check it out!
NOVEMBER 18, 2011
Out Black Friday - November 25th – A Record Store Day Exclusive! Read more about Black Friday 2011 & Record Store Day.
The funkier side of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. The indisputable reigning champions of Soul give 12 blazing hot tracks – made famous in their infamous Soul revue – their long overdue album debut. Majority previously unreleased including exclusive 45-only tracks such as "Genuine Pts. 1 & 2", "He Said I Can", "When I Come Home", and"Longer & Stronger."
OCTOBER 28, 2011
The Dap-Kings recently joined Mark Ronson, Mos Def, and Erykah Badu in the studio as part of the Re:Generation Music Project! Read more and listen to the track "A La Modeliste" here!
SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
This December, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will play two dates in California with My Morning Jacket! Check out the shows page for more info.
Thursday, December 1st: Los Angeles, CA- Gibson Amphitheatre TICKETS
Friday, December 2nd: San Francisco, CA- Bill Graham Civic Auditorium TICKETS
SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are headed out west! This November, SJDK will be playing several dates along the west coast:
Thursday, November 10th: Seattle, WA- The Showbox TICKETS
Friday, November 11th: Missoula, MT- Wilma Theatre TICKETS
Saturday, November 12th: Bellingham, WA- The Wild Buffalo TICKETS
Sunday, November 13th: Portland, OR- Aladdin Theater TICKETS
Wednesday, November 16th: Arcata, CA- The Depot TICKETS
Thursday, November 17th: Napa, CA- Uptown Theatre TICKETS
Monday, November 21st: San Diego, CA- House of Blues TICKETS
AUGUST 25, 2011
Silopanna Music Festival has just informed us that they had to cancel Saturday's show due to Hurricane Irene.
JULY 27, 2011
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are headed back to Europe in August! Check out the dates below:
Friday, August 5th: Esperanzah Festival- Floreffe, Belgium TICKETS
Saturday, August 6th: Lokerse Feesten- Lokeren, Belgium TICKETS
Sunday, August 7th: Big Chill Fest- Eastnor Castle, UK TICKETS
Wednesday, August 10th: Oya Festival- Oslo, Norway TICKETS
Friday, August 12th: Kultur Arena- Jena, Germany TICKETS
Satuday, August 13th: FZW- Dortmund, Germany TICKETS
Sunday, August 14th: Kulturzelt- Kassel, Germany TICKETS
JULY 23, 2011
We are very sad to have lost Amy Winehouse today. She was one of a kind and we were fortunate to have had the chance to make music with her. She was always gracious and a pleasure to work with in the studio and on the road. She brought a lot of people joy with her voice and her irreverent personality. It is a tragedy that she was taken from us so soon when she had much more music to give.
-Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, and the entire Daptone Family
JULY 20, 2011
Tune in to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tomorrow evening for an extra special treat! Daptone stars, Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, will be joined by their friend Grace Potter for a not-to-be-missed performance of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.” This performance is part of the 40th anniversary of the release of Marvin Gaye’s album What’s Going On.
Don’t forget to tune in or set your DVR!
JULY 8, 2011
The band is state-side again! Don't miss em'- be sure to check out all upcoming U.S. dates on our shows page!
Friday, July 8th: Milwaukee, WI- Summerfest TICKETS
Saturday, July 9th: Niagra Falls, NY- Hard Rock at the Falls TICKETS
Sunday, July 10th: Chicago, IL- DMB Caravan TICKETS
Friday, July 15th: Alta, WY- Targhee Fest TICKETS
Saturday, July 16th: Omaha, NE- Playing With Fire MORE INFO
Sunday, July 17th: Salt Lake City, UT- Red Butte Garden Amphitheater TICKETS
Saturday, August 27th: Crownsville, MD- Siliopanna Music Festival TICKETS
JULY 1, 2011
Last night Prince joined Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings onstage at Stade de Paris in Paris, France. The band was excited to open for him once again, but was THRILLED to have the Purple One sit in with them for a very special performance of "When I Come Home." Check out a video of it HERE!
JUNE 29, 2011
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are thrilled to be once again joining the Purple One for shows in Paris, France (June 30) and Gent, Belgium (July 5). The band recently had the opportunity to open for Prince at Madison Square Garden in New York City! See what New York Mag had to say about the experience HERE! Says Prince about SJDK, “Real music by real musicians!”
Watch Sharon Jones along with Binky Griptite and the Dap-King Horns perform "Love Bizarre" with Prince in NYC HERE.
Thu Jun 30 Paris, FR – Stade de France OPENING FOR PRINCE! TICKETS
Tue Jul 5 Gent, Belgium – St. Peter’s Square OPENING FOR PRINCE! TICKETS
JUNE 24, 2011
SJDK will be playing the Dave Matthews Band Caravan at Lakeside in Chicago, IL- check out the entire line up here.
For tickets, go here.
Hope to see everyone there!
JUNE 21, 2011
Last night Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings performed on Lopez Tonight! Click HERE to to watch their performance of "Without a Heart"
JUNE 15, 2011
Don't miss Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings as they make their first trip to Europe this summer! For more info, click on the links below or check out the show page!
Friday, July 1st: Skaanevik, Norway- Skaanevik Blues Festival INFO
Sunday, July 3rd: Porto, Portugal- Casa de Musica INFO
Monday, July 4th: Lisbon, Portugal- Cool Jazz INFO
Wednesday, July 6th: London, England- Barbican with Charles Bradley! INFO
MAY 25, 2011
In a celebration of soul music from around the world, musical director Rickey Minor (American Idol, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno), Stevie Wonder and guests including Sharon Jones as well as Charles Bradley, take us on a tour of soul sounds across cultures, genres and generations … our final stop is a 40th-anniversary tribute to Marvin Gaye’s classic album, What’s Going On.
Hollywood Bowl - Hollywood, CA TICKETS
MARCH 30, 2011
Sharon was recruited by the legendary Booker T Jones, for a guest vocal on his new album "The Road From Memphis." The song, "Representing Memphis," is a duet featuring Sharon and The National's Matt Berninger.
NOVEMBER 16, 2010
Sharon and the boys rocked the Conan show last night, performing "If You Call."