Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings in Prospect Park (more by David Andrako)
Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are probably in an airport or mid-air right now, as the band kicks off their European tour tomorrow with a TV appearance in Germany. The following European dates will take them through the first week of Novemeber, when the band will head home and then get ready to head back out on the road. This time Australia is the target. The band will be there for the better part of the month of December.

That's a fair bit of time on the road, but even with all that jet-setting, the band will still make time to appear in their native NYC to celebrate the New Year with a pair of shows at Best Buy Theater on 12/30 and 12/31. Best Buy Theater, formerly Nokia Theater, is in fact in Times Square (aka 12/31 is a Times Square New Years Eve show - be prepared) . Tickets are currently on fan presale (password "SJDK") as well as on AMEX presale (12/30 here, 12/31 here) and will go on sale to the public at noon on Friday (10/22).


While we have your attention, check out Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings performing as the house band on Night of Too Many Stars a Comedy Central special Benefit Show for Autism Education. The program airs Oct 21, 2010 and is hosted by Jon Stewart and filled with performances, sketches and short films from an amazing roster of comedy all-stars including Steven Colbert, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, and Sarah Silverman.

AND, the band recently starred in a short film for Director Philip Di Fiore entitled Game Gets Old: the Trilogy. Check out a recent interview with Sharon Jones about the short, and dig on the whole thing, as well as all tour dates, below.


Oct 21 2010 WDR TV Rockpalast -, -, GERMANY
Oct 22 2010 TonHalle Munich, GERMANY
Oct 23 2010 Bloom Mezzago, Milano, ITALY
Oct 26 2010 Apolo Barcelona, -, SPAIN
Oct 27 2010 Le Vigean Bordeaux, FRANCE
Oct 28 2010 Olympic Nantes, -
Oct 29 2010 La Cigale Paris, -, FRANCE
Oct 30 2010 Aeronef Lille, -, FRANCE
Nov 1 2010 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 3 2010 Roundhouse Studio London, -, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 4 2010 The Ritz Manchester, -, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 5 2010 Queens Hall Edinburgh, -
Nov 6 2010 Tripod Dublin, -, IRELAND
Dec 1 2010 Great Northern Byron Bay, AU, AUSTRALIA
Dec 3 2010 Enmore Theatre Sydney, AU, AUSTRALIA
Dec 5 2010 Tivoli Theatre Brisbane, AU
Dec 7 2010 Palace Theatre Melbourne, AU, AUSTRALIA
Dec 10 2010 Festival Of The Sun Port Macquarie, AU, AUSTRALIA
Dec 11 2010 Meredith Festival Meredith, AU, AUSTRALIA
Dec 12 2010 Fremantle Arts Centre Fremantle, AU, AUSTRALIA
Dec 15 2010 The Gov Adelaide, AU, AUSTRALIA
Dec 17 2010 Opera House Wellington, -, NEW ZEALAND
Dec 18 2010 The Powerstation Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Dec 30 2010 Best Buy Theater, NY, NY
Dec 31 2010 Best Buy Theater, NY, NY
Jan 22 2011 Albany, NY Hart Theatre @ The Egg -
Jan 23, 2011 Poughkeepsie, NY Bardavon 1869 Opera House -
Jan 29, 2011 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre -