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    Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:26:48

    Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings to Tour - They will release "Give the People What They Want" in January

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    This is GREAT news! Sharon Jones is better and going back on the road. She will also be a part of the national Thanksgiving Day festivities.

    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 U.S. tour in over two years.

    Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will perform on a float in the 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will be televised nationally on NBC on Thursday, November 28.

    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. I have traveled a hard road this year and being thankful is something I relate to deeply."

    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 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.

    The album is out January 14.

    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

    For more tour info, visit sharonjonesandthedapkings.com.

    Album Track Listing:

    Side One:
    Stranger to My Happiness
    We Get Along
    You'll Be Lonely
    Now I See

    Side Two:
    Making Up and Breaking Up
    Get Up and Get Out
    Long Time, Wrong Time
    People Don't Get What They Deserve
    Slow Down, Love

    Yay for Sharon being better!

    Will you see Sharon Jones and Dap-Kings?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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