To all Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings fans, we’re sad to announce that plans for the band to tour and release their upcoming album in 2013 have been postponed. Unfortunately, the Queen of Soul, Sharon Jones, has been diagnosed with stage-one bile duct cancer. The silver lining is it has thankfully been caught early and hasn’t spread. Sharon is getting ready to go into surgery, but because of its complex nature, she will naturally need some time to recover.
Even though Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will be out of commission for a while, you better believe they’ll be back on the road to promote their new album, Give The People What They Want before you know it. Sharon is very anxious to get back on her feet, and she wants all her fans to know that she is “down, but not out!”
Everyone here at The Orchard wishes her a speedy recovery, and we cannot wait until she and the Dap-Kings are back in top shape sharing their awesome music! Stay tuned for updates, and in the meantime, enjoy the first single from the album so far, “Retreat.”