SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS MAROONED IN EUROPE
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Band Cancels Festival Date, Postpones Letterman and NPR's 'Talk of the Nation'
Uncredited Photos of the Band Taken in Duesseldorf Airport Circulate in News Media Including Cover Of Washington Post
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are among the travelers stuck overseas by Iceland's volcanic eruption. The band has shuttled from Amsterdam to Duesseldorf to London during the past four days in an attempt to make it home for scheduled shows as well as a taping of the "Late Show With David Letterman" today. The band was also forced to cancel a full one-hour performance on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" tomorrow in Washington, DC.
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings were on a short tour in Europe that included appearances in Berlin, Paris, London and Amsterdam to promote the release of their new hit album "I Learned the Hard Way," released April 6, 2010. They had been scheduled to leave on Friday, April 16th, but have since found themselves among the hundreds of thousands of stranded passengers.
In an odd twist, the band was anonymously captured by a photographer in Duesseldorf as they sat helplessly waiting for news at the airport. The photo has circulated to world news outlets including Germany's Spiegel Magazine, CNN.com and landed them "unidentified" on the cover of The Washingon Post. You can see that photo here:
Jones and the band hope to return to the United States this week to continue the promotion of the album and to start their U.S. tour on May 6. In the meantime, we hope you can catch the band April 26 on The Colbert Report and Late Night w/Jimmy Fallon on April 28.