George Jones is alive and well, and happy to be touring. After performing two successful shows this weekend, Jones is scheduled to appear on average six to eight more shows each month continuing into 2013.
The legend states, "I love the road. I love the fans. I am just a singer and love to sing my songs. Until I’m done I still don’t need no rockin’ chair. Just gimme’ that stage and I’ll have at it".
After Jones’ Saturday night concert in Massachusetts, MassLive.com reviewer George Lenker had this to say about Jones’ fans: "They were there to share the space, be in the same room, and breathe the same air as a country music icon who they cherish." "Jones entered to a standing ovation and left to one…" Lenker continued, "He [is] also clearly still sharp mentally for his age and engaged in great stage banter with both his band and the audience." [Entire Show Review]
In August, George Jones announced what will be his 2013 farewell tour for his fans, titled "The Grand Tour". He decided he is ready to slow down after next year to spend more time with family.
2013’s The Grand Tour, a tribute to his most loyal fans, will be his last. The tour will visit approximately 60 cities.
George Jones on tour (2012)
09/07 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino
09/08 – Houston, TX – Arena Theatre
09/21 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
09/22 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Alabama Theater
09/28 – Manistee, MI – Little River Casino
09/29 – Fort Wayne, IN – Embassy Theatre
10/04 – Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theater
10/05 – Arlington, TX – Arlington Music Hall
10/12 – Branson, MO – The Mansion Theatre
10/13 – Renfro Valley, KY – Renfro Valley Ent. Ctr.
10/26 – Wichita Falls, TX – Kay Yeager Coliseum
10/27 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Perf. Arts Ctr.
11/02 – Mahnomen, MN – Shooting Star Casino
11/03 – Deadwood, SD – Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino
11/09 – Branson, MO – The Mansion Theatre
11/10 – Morton, MN – Jackpot Junction Casino
11/16 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
11/17 – Hiawassee, GA – Anderson Music Hall
11/23 – Winnie, TX – Nutty Jerry’s Winnie Arena
11/24 – Bossier City, LA – Horseshoe Casino
12/01 – Elizabeth, IN – Horseshoe Casino
12/15 – Jackson, TN – Carl Perkins Civic Center
About George Jones: George Jones is the #2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles in every decade since the ‘50s. The Beaumont, Texas native also has 143 Top 40 hits to his name, has received two Grammy Awards, was a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor recipient, is a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, was presented with a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award this year and holds a National Medal of Arts. At 80, Jones continues to be an active country music superstar, headlining dozens of concerts each year.
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