Soul songstress Sharon Jones’ latest tour is also a victory lap. After a tough battle with bile duct cancer sidelined an album release and tour plans in 2013, Jones returns this year with a clean bill of health and the release of “Give The People What They Want.” This is her first full tour with the Dap-Kings in two years. With more than thirty dates for the North American tour alone, Jones and the Dap-Kings are clearly making up for lost time after releasing a solid, unrepentant traditionalist R&B/funk album—and I mean that as a total compliment. “Give The People What They Want” features Daptone Records’ usual bold, wall-of-sound production fleshed out with groove-drenched songs like “Retreat!” and “People Don’t Get What They Deserve.” In a January Rolling Stone interview, Jones was wary about promising a return to her usual performance vigor just yet, but you’re still guaranteed a hell of a show from one of contemporary music’s best voices. (Keidra Chaney)
April 11 at the Vic, 3145 North Sheffield, (773)472-0449. 8pm. $26-$28. 18+.