Back in June we shared the sad news that Sharon Jones & The
Kings had delayed the release of a studio album and canceled tour dates as Jones was
about to enter a battle against cancer. After a successful operation, ongoing treatment,
and the continued support of friends, family and fans; Sharon Jones will return with the
release of the previously-delayed album and a homecoming show in NYC.
Jones and her band's Give the People What They Want album is now scheduled to
January 14. Sharon & the Dap-Kings will make their triumphant return to the stage on
February 6 at the Beacon Theater in New York City, marking the group's first show in
nearly a year.
“The entire Daptone Family is overjoyed and inspired to see Sharon’s recovery,” says the
band’s bassist and bandleader Bosco Mann in a statement. “Without a doubt, this album is
the greatest thing we’ve ever recorded and I’ve been anxious for the world to hear it.
Everything will culminate in February at the Beacon. That moment when Sharon walks out to
join us on stage again is going to be insane.”
For a taste of the new album, check out the video for "Retreat!":
[Published on: 10/9/13]