The wait is over people! Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings long-awaited new full-length Give The People What They Want is now available
We know you’ve been patiently waiting all these months and now you will finally be able to play the band’s studio full-length on your turntable, iPod, or CD player.
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Thanks for all your support of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Daptone Records this year and enjoy GTPWTW!
We are inching closer and closer to the release of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Give The People What They Want but we have two things to help you while you wait.
First things first, NPR Music is streaming the record in it’s entirety today. They had this to say about the album, “Set, as always, against The Dap-Kings’ characteristically springy horns, Jones growls and struts through 10 timeless songs that couldn’t sound better suited to the big stage. It’s to her credit that the studio serves them, too, throughout an album that deftly and efficiently carries out the mission suggested by its title. She wasn’t gone long, thank goodness, but it’s so nice to have her back.”
And if the stream wasn’t enough for you, we are exciting to announce that the brand new video for “Stranger to My Happiness” is premiering today at VEVO. Huge thanks to Rob Hatch-Miller and Puloma Basu at Production Company Productions for their great work on the video.
Enjoy both the stream and video premiere and don’t forget to pre-order Give The People What They Want from the Daptone Super Soul Super Store.
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Did you pick up Charles Bradley’s Record Store Day Black Friday 45? Well, fear not if you didn’t (or celebrate if you did!) because you can stream CB’s cover of “Changes” on our Soundcloud and Youtube.
Victim of Love, the 65-year old Screaming Eagle of Soul’s triumphant second album–has received overwhelming praise since it’s release this spring, most recently being names to the “Best of” lists by SPIN, MOJO, Paste, BuzzFeed, Rough Trade& more. The album’s title track was also named to Rolling Stone’s “Best Songs of 2013.”
Charles will be celebrating his big year and celebrating the arrival of 2014 with a New Years Eve show at Pittsburgh, PA’s Highmark’s First Night. Get your tickets.
We’re excited to announce that Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will be heading across the pond for a series of European tour dates in May. Tickets are now available for these dates. With each ticket purchase, you have the option to pre-order Give The People What They Want on CD or vinyl LP.
Check out the European tour dates below.
05/06/14 – Paris, France @ Olympia TICKETS
05/08/14 – Munich, Germany @ Tonhalle TICKETS
05/10/14 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus TICKETS
05/13/14 – Koln, Germany @ E-Werk TICKETS
05/14/14 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Paradiso TICKETS
05/16/14 – London, UK @ Roundhouse TICKETS
05/18/14 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB TICKETS
05/19/14 – Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit TICKETS
05/20/14 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Main Hall TICKETS
05/22/14 – Helsinki, Finland @ Circus TICKETS
Ladies and Gentlemen of the greater SOUL community, we are beside ourselves with delight to announce the release of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings highly anticipated fifth album, Give The People What They Want. The 10 song masterpiece will not be on the shelves of your local record haunt until Jan. 14th, but fret not for we empathize with your Soulful plight, and are happy to offer a variety of preorder delights.
As a special treat to our beloved analog community, we are offering a 45 featuring two hit songs from said LP, that will ship IMMEDIATELY on all specified vinyl preorders. That’s right, get your preorder in today and be the first one on the block to have two brand new tracks from Sharon and Co. – TWO MONTHS BEFORE STREET DATE! Dig below for our extensive list of deals and exclusives. All orders will be shipped for arrival Jan. 14th. Also, the first 300 orders for stereo vinyl LPs will come on SUPER LIMITED, BLUE MARBLED WAX. Also the First 200 Compact Discs ordered will be signed by the undisputed Queen Of Modern Soul, Miss Sharon Jones.
ALSO, we are excited to announce that the band will be embarking on their first, full US tour in over two years this Spring. Fan pre-sale and album bundles are now available on SharonJonesAndTheDapKings.com right now!
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
Featuring the previously unreleased track, “Path of Life,” extensive liner notes, and never-before-seen photos. 2xLP Gatefold / 20-page CD Bookcase. Out October 1st!
Two of the heaviest cuts from the latest album, Victim of Love, “Confusion” and “Where Do We Go From Here” are now available on 45! Get it at the Daptone Shop.