Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings Return To NZThursday 10th July, 2014 9:34AM
Phenomenal performer Sharon Jones and her band the Dap-Kings are heading back to New Zealand for a one-off show in September. Earlier this year, the 58-year-old soul singer announced her triumph over a battle with cancer and released the band's fifth studio record Give The People What They Want. The new album has the group back on the road delivering mind-blowing live shows that they have become renowned for over the past 10 years. Here's the details of the upcoming Auckland performance...
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Thursday 4th September, Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
Here's the video for 'Retreat', the lead single from new record Give the People What They Want ...
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Return to New Zealand
Billions, Daptone Records and Whitepaper are delighted to announce Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will be gracing New Zealand once again for one show in Auckland this September.
After facing a brave battle with cancer, this is a triumphant return to the stage for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kingsí and comes off the back of a very well-received release of Give the People What They Want earlier this year.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings formed out of the ashes of Desco Records, a fiercely independent label that developed an international underground following for releasing hard funk vinyl in the nineties. After the labelís demise in 1999, the family of musicians that populated itís roster regrouped to form an all-star band that would become the core of the Daptone Records stable. It was obvious that the new labelís first release would be the debut full length of the fiery Sharon Jones. 2002ís Dap Dippiní with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings would prove to be the birth of a juggernaut.
For over a decade, the band has travelled the world, blowing minds with their explosive live performances and their raw, hand-crafted studio recordings. While other artists have ridden the crests and troughs of passing fads, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have bypassed the hype-and-hit superhighway and taken a detour straight to the hearts and bodies of their listeners, transcending fleeting trends and demographics and delivering a visceral rhythm and soul sound to an ever-expanding base of deeply loyal fans.
New Zealand fans can expect a stellar show from this prolific band, as Give the People What They Want is poised to become not only an iconic album, but a fixture in the canon of Soul Music. With the album offering up "an up-tempo stomper with ominous, thundering arrangements, and marches directly into the pulsing Detroit-flavoured soulĒ through to mellow feel-good anthems, their new work delivers every bit of the unbridled soul and studio acumen that defines this bandsí universally loved sound.
Expect a captivating and energetic show from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Donít miss out.
Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster on 15 July 2014.
Thu 4th Sep, Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland