Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hotline: Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings tour dates

Some Wednesday morning Hotline action: Heads up for the soul freaks – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings return to Boston this spring, hitting the House of Blues May 27. The 31-date North American tour promotes the group’s fourth full-length album, “I Learned The Hard Way,” which drops April 6 via Brooklyn-based independent label Daptone Records.

The tour includes two record release parties at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City. Jones and the Dap-Kings warm up with a quick stop at the Snoe.down Festival in Rutland, Vermont, on March 26 then heading off to Europe for four dates before the stateside tour kicks in.


From the lush Philly-Soul fanfare that ushers in “The Game Gets Old” at the top of the record, to the stripped down Sam Cooke-style “Mama Don’t Like My Man” at the tail, the Dap-Kings dance seamlessly through both the most crafted and simple arrangements with subtlety and discipline. “I Learned the Hard Way” is the Daptone Sound at its finest.

Saturday, April 17 - Live Oak, FL - Wanee Music Festival
Thursday, April 22 - Lafayette, LA - Festival International de Louisiane
Friday, April 23 - New Orleans, LA - The Howlin Wolf
Saturday, April 24 - Oxford, MS - Double Decker Festival
Friday, April 30 - New York, NY - The Apollo Theater
Saturday, May 1 - New York, NY - The Apollo Theater
Thursday, May 6 - Richmond, VA - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Friday, May 7 - Annapolis, MD - Ram s Head Onstage
Saturday, May 8 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
Sunday, May 9 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
Tuesday, May 11 - Carrboro, NC - Cat s Cradle
Wednesday, May 12 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
Thursday, May 13 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage Atlanta
Friday, May 14 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
Saturday, May 15 - Nelsonville, OH - Nelsonville Music Festival
Monday, May 17 - Newport, KY - The Southgate House
Tuesday, May 18 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
Friday, May 21 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
Saturday, May 22 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
Sunday, May 23 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
Tuesday, May 25 - Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
Wednesday, May 26 - Montreal, QC - Le National
Thursday, May 27 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Friday, May 28 - Hartford, CT - New England Dodge Music Center
Saturday, May 29 - Hartford, CT - New England Dodge Music Center
Sunday, June 20 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
Monday, June 21 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
Tuesday, June 22 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Friday, June 25 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
Saturday, June 26 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Sunday, June 27 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern

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