By Danielle Gibson
November 21, 2013
After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and several months of recovery, Sharon Jones is back with The Dap Kings and will be touring Europe next May. The Queen of Soul will also release the long awaited new album Give The People What They Want on Monday January 13 via Daptone Records.
“The entire Daptone Family is overjoyed and inspired to see Sharon’s recovery,” says Daptone co-owner Gabriel Roth “Without doubt, this album is the greatest we’ve ever recorded and we’re anxious for the world to hear it. That moment when Sharon walks out to join us on stage again is going to be insane.”
Tickets are exclusively available from the bands website as of yesterday (November 20) for 48hrs. Fans who buy tickets from the band’s site will also be able to pre-order a copy of the album at a special rate.
“My fans are what kept me fighting, and kept me focused on getting better. Everything I love can be summed up by the moment I get on stage. That’s real love. That’s real music. I’m looking forward to getting back on the road to give the people what they want!” Sharon Jones
You can check out the new video for Retreat taken from the forthcoming album now.
Tue 6 France, Paris, Olympia
Thu 8 Germany, Munich, Tonhalle
Sat 10 Germany, Berlin, Astra
Tue 13 Germany, Koln, E-Werk
Wed 14 Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso
Fri 16 UK, London, Roundhouse
Sun 18 Belgium, Brussels, AB
Mon 19 Germany, Hamburg, Große Freiheit
Tue 20 Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega
Thu 22 Finaland, Helsinki, Circus