George Jones Announces Last Tour Ever
After a bout of health complications recently, George Jones is apparently feeling strong and ready to hit the road once again. The legendary singer has announced his final headlining trek eve, the Grand Tour, which is set to take place in 2013.
Jones has finally decided that, after 50 years touring for country music fans, the time has come to slow down and cherish his time at home with his wife, children and grandchildren. “It is tough to stop doing what I love, but the time has come,” Jones says in a statement.
Jones’ 2013 Grand Tour will visit approximately 60 cities beginning Aug. 10, 2013 in Boonville, Mo. The trek is scheduled to wrap up Dec. 15 with a performance in Jackson, Tenn.
The iconic singer is also planning to release a new full-length album for his loving and loyal fans. The album will feature new tunes, some of which may be penned by another legendary great, Dolly Parton, who recently revealed she was writing for the project. She hopes to lend her vocals to the new Jones record, as well.
More dates are expected to filter in as the tour gets closer.
George Jones’ 2013 the Grand Tour Dates:
8/10 – Boonville, Mo. | Isle of Capri
8/11 – Lula, Miss. | Isle of Capri
8/17 – Savannah, Ga. | Johnny Mercer Theater
8/18 – Durham, N.C. | Durham Perf. Arts Ctr.
8/30 – Woodstock, Va. | Shenandoah County Fair
8/31 – Northampton, Mass. | Calvin Theatre
9/7 – Biloxi, Miss. | IP Casino
9/8 – Houston, Texas | Arena Theatre
9/21 – Huntington, W.V. | Big Sandy Superstore Arena
9/22 – Myrtle Beach, S.C. | Alabama Theater
9/28 – Manistee, Mich. | Little River Casino
9/29 – Fort Wayne, Ind. | Embassy Theatre
10/4 – Wichita, Kan. | Orpheum Theater
10/5 – Arlington, Texas | Arlington Music Hall
10/12 – Branson, Mo. | The Mansion Theatre
10/13 – Renfro Valley, Ky. | Renfro Valley Ent. Ctr.
10/26 – Wichita Falls, Texas | Kay Yeager Coliseum
10/27 – Midland, Texas | Wagner Noel Perf. Arts Ctr.
11/2 – Mahnomen, Minn. | Shooting Star Casino
11/3 – Deadwood, S.D. | Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino
11/9 – Branson, Mo. | The Mansion Theatre
11/10 – Morton, Minn. | Jackpot Junction Casino
11/16 – Peoria, Ill. | Peoria Civic Center
11/17 – Hiawassee, Ga. | Anderson Music Hall
11/23 – Winnie, Texas | Nutty Jerry’s Winnie Arena
11/24 – Bossier City, La. | Horseshoe Casino
12/1 – Elizabeth, Ind. | Horseshoe Casino
12/15 – Jackson, Tenn. | Carl Perkins Civic Center