Band Will Perform on a Float in the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Give The People What They Want
Out January 14 on Daptone Records
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings are set to return to the road for a 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. Special fan pre-sale begins November 12th on the band’s website while standard ticketing begins Friday November 15th.
In the meantime, fans can cheer for Sharon and the Dap-Kings as they perform on a float in the 87thannual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will be televised nationally on NBC. More info here.
In looking forward to performing on Thanksgiving, Sharon Jones recollected, “Getting to take part in this parade is so thrilling; I’ve been watching it on television since I was a young girl.” She added, “I have traveled a hard road this year and being thankful is something I relate to deeply,” says Jones.
For the uninitiated, 2013 has become a year of unforeseen challenges and transformations for the band. Three months before the original scheduled release of the group’s highly anticipated fifth studio record,Give The People What They Want, Sharon Jones was diagnosed with cancer.
What was projected to be a hectic and exciting year touring worldwide was quickly taken over by hospital rooms, doctors, and many unknowns. At 57, Jones has lived through her fair share of hardships and heartbreak, but being separated from the stage and her fans would prove to be the most difficult challenge yet.
Thanks to an extremely gifted medical staff, several months of recovery and the infinite love and support from friends, family and fans, Sharon is back, ready to once again join her Dap-Kings as they share their music with people around the globe.
Give The People What They Want now seems an even more appropriate title for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ coming release. After more than a decade of nearly constant recording, collaborating and touring as one of the most formidable and consequential lives acts performing today, they know what their audience wants from them.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 2014 Tour Dates:
Feb 6 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Feb 11 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
Feb 13 Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre
Feb 14 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Feb 15 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Feb 17 Charleston, NC – Music Farm
Feb 18 Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
Feb 20 St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
Feb 21 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Feb 22 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Feb 25 Houston, TX – House of Blues
Feb 26 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Feb 27 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
Mar 1 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
Mar 2 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Mar 4 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Mar 5 Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre
Mar 6 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Mar 8 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
Mar 17 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
Mar 18 Santa Fe, NM – The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Mar 20 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
Mar 21 Phoenix, AZ – Heritage Square (Pavilion)
Mar 22 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Mar 25 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Mar 27 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Mar 28 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Mar 29 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Apr 1 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Apr 2 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Apr 3 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Apr 4 Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden Hall
Apr 5 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
Apr 9 Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
Apr 11 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
Apr 15 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater