Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have canceled their summer tour, including a June 25 date at the Ravinia Festival. No replacement concert will be announced, a Ravinia spokesman said Monday.
Jones was recently diagnosed with Stage 1 bile duct cancer (the kind that led to the recent death of the Doors' Ray Manzarek). She released this statement:
"Over the last few weeks I haven't felt good and I didn't know what was going on. We sadly had to cancel shows while I went through a series of tests and short hospital stays. We just found out that I have a stage-one tumor on my bile duct. Luckily we caught it really early and fast and the doctors say it's operable and curable! I will be having surgery very soon and will have to rest and recover. I'll be staying in touch and keeping my fans and friends updated on my progress. I'm looking forward to getting back on the road to give the people what they want!"
Ravinia patrons who bought tickets via credit cards will have the charges automatically refunded. For other methods of payment, contact the Ravinia box office at (847) 266-5100.