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    Tue, 04 Jun 2013 10:03:49

    Sharon Jones + Dap-Kings Postpone Album Release + Tour Plans for Now - Jones has Stage 1 bile duct cancer

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    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 August 6, 2013 as previously scheduled, as Jones has been diagnosed with Stage 1 bile duct cancer. Fortunately, the cancer has 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. So Jones needs to time for surgery, treatment and recovery.

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will be back before you know it, with a new release date and rescheduled tours worldwide. So this is a cancelation of the album release and the tour…for now!

    Jones issued the following statement about her condition: "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!"

    She continued, "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!"

    Join us in wishing Sharon Jones a speedy and full recovery!

    —Carly Costello

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