photo: Sharon Jones at The Apollo in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones' cancer sadly returned but she's still fighting and touring soon. When we last posted, her schedule included a couple shows just outside of NYC (Newark and Tarrytown) and now it's got one happening in the city.

Sharon and the Dap-Kings play this year's WFUV Holiday Cheer show at Beacon Theatre on December 4 with Brandi Carlile & Friends and Dawes. They'll be playing songs off their upcoming holiday album, due 10/30 via Daptone. Tickets for that show are on WFUV, local and Chase preasles now (password = SOCIAL) and the general on-sale starts Friday (10/23) at 10 AM. All dates are listed, with a stream of the Dap-Kings' recently released single "Thunderclap," below.

Also as discussed, the US premiere of her new documentary Miss Sharon Jones! happens in NYC on November 12 at SVA Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.

In other Daptone news, NYC afrobeat band The Budos Band have announced a hometown show for December 12 at Warsaw. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/23) at noon. Their only other date we're currently aware of is in San Francisco this November.

As you may know, fellow NYC Daptone afrobeat band Antibalas have an upcoming hometown residency happening October 28, November 4, 11, and 18 at Brooklyn Bowl with different guest each night. Since we last spoke, soul singer (and Daptone associate) Lee Fields was revealed as the guest for the final night. The other guests are The Funk Ark (10/28), EMEFE (11/4) and Superhuman Happiness (11/11). Tickets for all four are still available.

And lastly, another soul singer, Daptone artist and Budos Band collaborator, Charles Bradley, also has some shows coming up. One is in the NYC-area, opening for Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on December 30. Tickets for that show are on sale now. He's also got some shows with Grace Potter, and he plays New Year's Eve in DC. All dates are listed below.


Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings -- 2015 Tour Dates
Oct 28 Campbell Hall Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 29 Christopher Cohan Center San Luis Obispo, CA
Oct 30 Mondavi Center Davis, CA
Nov 01 Cascade Theatre Redding, CA
Nov 02 The John Van Duzer Theatre Arcata, CA
Nov 03 Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa Rosa, CA
Nov 06 Riverside Municipal Auditorium Riverside, CA
Nov 14 New Jersey Performing Arts Center Newark, NJ
Dec 03 The Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
Dec 04 Beacon Theatre New York, NY
Dec 05 Hart Theatre Albany, NY
Dec 08 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC


Charles Bradley -- 2015 Tour Dates
Oct 30 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA*
Oct 31 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA*
Dec 11 The Bureau Melbourne, Australia
Dec 30 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY w/ Trombone Shorty
Dec 31 The Hamilton Washington, DC

* - w/ Grace Potter

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