After a harrowing cancer scare, Sharon Jones is back in the game. She and the Dap-Kings announced they will release their postponed album, "Give the People What They Want," on Jan. 14, 2014.
Jones took to Twitter to update fans on her health condition, which turned sour in June when the 57-year-old soul singer announced she would undergo surgery after being diagnosed with stage-one bile-duct cancer. Jones called the surgery "successful" and said she began a six-month chemotherapy regimen in August.
"I wish I could say it's been a breeze, but this is looking to be the most challenging part yet," Jones wrote on TwitLonger. "Thankfully, I'm feeling stronger and more focused on getting back out on stage every day. I want you all to know that YOU are the reason why I am so motivated and driven to stay healthy and work through my recovery."
It looks like Jones' wish to return to the stage is set to come true. She and her Brooklyn-based bandmates have become known as one of the most dynamic live R&B acts around, and on Feb. 6, they'll take the stage at New York's Beacon Theatre.
“The entire Daptone Family is overjoyed and inspired to see Sharon’s recovery,” writes bassist and bandleader Bosco Mann, in a news post on the band's official site. “Without a doubt, this album is the greatest thing we’ve ever recorded and I’ve been anxious for the world to hear it. Everything will culminate in February at the Beacon. That moment when Sharon walks out to join us on stage again is going to be insane.”
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings also debuted an animated music video for the new song "Retreat." Check it out below, along with the album art for "Give the People What They Want."
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings "100 Days, 100 Nights"
"100 Days, 100 Nights" by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, the title song from the album, available in stores offline and online. The video was directed by Ad...
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way
Music video by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings performing I Learned the Hard Way. (C) 2010 Daptone Records.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - I'll Still Be True (Live at SXSW)
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings perform "I'll Still Be True" live at Stubb's in Austin during NPR's SXSW Showcase. Recorded 3/17/10.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings "Tell Me"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' video for Tell Me, filmed in Bushwick Brooklyn. Directed by Adam Elias Buncher.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - "Let Them Knock" - Live
On France's major TV show on Canal Plus, the Dap-Kings and Sharon perform a cut from their new album "100 Days, 100 Nights". www.myspace.com/sharonjonesandth...
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - If You Call
Music video by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings performing If You Call. © 2010 Daptone Records.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings "This Land Is Your Land"
Available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Su9m1c and at the Daptone store: http://bit.ly/143EL3Y www.sharonjonesandthedapkings.com.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - The Game Gets Old
Music video by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings performing The Game Gets Old. (C) 2010 Daptone Records.
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Better Things
Should be a classic.
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Keep on looking
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings live on Later with Jools Holland performing 'Keep On Looking'
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - You're gonna get it
Track from 'Naturally', the second album by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, released on January 25, 2005.
Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings-"Be Easy"-Live At The 2009 Portland Waterfront Blues Festival
More audience participation. He nailed it!