Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Announce North American Tour, Play Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Announce North American Tour, Play Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver
As far as nostalgia acts go, they don't get much more anachronistic than Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. A retro soul/funk band that formed in 1996, they have released three full-length albums, and their all-analogue recordings make Jack White look practically futuristic by comparison.

As previously reported, on April 6, the nine-piece ensemble will release their fourth album, I Learned the Hard Way, via Daptone Records. The album promises to offer more of the same vintage R&B as previous discs, and a press release identifies Sam Cooke and Philadelphia soul as immediate influences.

The group will be embarking upon a lengthy tour to promote the album, and will be on the road for most of April, May and June. As well as a two-night stand at New York's Apollo Theatre, the outing will include three Canadian shows, with stops in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Barring technological advances in the field of time travel, this could be your best chance to experience '60s-style soul in a live setting.

Tour Dates:

3/26 Rutland, VT - Snoe Down Festival
4/10 Berlin, Germany - Astra
4/13 Paris, France - Trabendo
4/14 London, UK - Koko s
4/15 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
4/17 Live Oak, FL - Wanee Music Festival
4/22 Lafayette, LA - Festival International de Louisiane
4/23 New Orleans, LA - The Howlin Wolf
4/24 Oxford, MS - Double Decker Festival
4/30 New York, NY - The Apollo Theater
5/1 New York, NY - The Apollo Theater
5/6 Richmond, VA - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
5/7 Annapolis, MD - Ram s Head Onstage
5/8 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
5/9 Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
5/11 Carrboro, NC - Cat s Cradle
5/12 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
5/13 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage Atlanta
5/14 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
5/15 Nelsonville, OH - Nelsonville Music Festival
5/17 Newport, KY - The Southgate House
5/18 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
5/21 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
5/22 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
5/23 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
5/25 Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
5/26 Montreal, QC - Le National
5/27 Boston, MA - House of Blues
5/28 Hartford, CT - New England Dodge Music Center
5/29 Hartford, CT - New England Dodge Music Center
6/20 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
6/21 Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
6/22 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
6/25 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
6/26 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
6/27 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern