Tom Jones Announces Summer 2017 Tour

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Tom Jones has announced a string of U.K. and European tour dates for this summer, plus a pair of shows in Chicago in September. It’s expected that Jones will expand those two latter dates into a full North American tour.

As Best Classic Bands wrote in our review last year: “To see Tom Jones in concert in 2016 is a very different experience than it was in his Vegas days. He falls into the category of senior citizen artists who have aged gracefully (think Tony Bennett), content to let the music drive the show.”

Related: Our review of a Jones concert from September 2016

Jones has had 19 Top 40 singles in the U.S. and sold some 100 million records worldwide. He broke through in the U.S. when “It’s Not Unusual” went Top 10. He also scored hits with the themes for the films What’s New Pussycat? (written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David) and Thunderball. He went on to win the 1966 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

Watch Jones perform “It’s Not Unusual” on The Ed Sullivan Show

His many hits include “She’s A Lady,” “Green, Green Grass of Home” and “Delilah.” Jones hosted a variety show, This Is Tom Jones, that aired on ABC-TV from 1969 to 1971 that featured some of the biggest guests in classic rock. Though his presence on the U.S. pop charts faded by the 1980s, he continued to place songs in the American country charts throughout that decade. In recent decades he has continued to win new and younger listeners with his recordings of songs like Prince’s “Kiss” and Talking Heads’ “Burning Down the House” as well as his own co-written tune “Sex Bomb” and albums produced by Wyclef Jean and Jack White. He was Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006.

Related: Jones talks about some of his classics in our interview

Watch Jones sing “Burning Down the House” and “Sex Bomb” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

As Jones asked on his Facebook page: Who’s coming along this summer?

Tom Jones 2017 Tour Dates (Two performances per evening for many of the events)

June 23 – Bands In The Sands, Perranporth Beach – Cornwall, U.K.
June 24 – Sherwood Pines, Nr Mansfield – Notts, U.K.
June 25 – Kingsholm Stadium – Gloucester, U.K.
June 28 – Menora Mivtachim Arena – Tel Aviv, Israel
June 30 – Cartmel Racecourse – Cumbria, U.K.
July 01 – Delamere Forest – Cheshire, U.K.
July 02 – Open Air Theatre – Scarborough, U.K.
July 07 – Montreux Jazz Festival – Montreux Switzerland
July 08 – The Spitfire Ground – Canterbury, U.K.
July 09 – Cannock Chase Forest, Nr Rugeley – Staffs, U.K.
July 12 – Junge Garde – Dresden, Germany
July 14 – Veszpremfest – Veszprem, Hungary
July 15 – Jazz Open – Stuttgart, Germany
July 17 – Jazz a Juan – Antibes, France
July 19 – Sandown Park Racecourse – Surrey, U.K.
July 20 – Port Adriano – Mallorca, Spain
July 22 – Sons Del Mon, La Ciutadella – Roses, Spain
July 23 – Holkham Hall – Norfolk, U.K.
July 26 – Auditorium Parco Della Musica – Rome, Italy
July 28 – Festival De Musica Cambrils – Tarrangona, Spain
July 29 – Universal Music Festival – Madrid, Spain
July 30 – Punchestown Music Festival – Dublin, Ireland
Aug 01 – Domplatz – Linz, Austria
Aug 02 – Arena Pula – Croatia
Aug 03 – Open Air – Schlossplatz, Meersburg, Germany
Aug 05 – Kelvingrove Park – Glasgow, Scotland

Sept 14-15 – House Of Blues, Chicago, IL (One performance per night)


Best Classic Bands Staff

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