George Jones ‘Grand Tour’ Will be Last Tour For Country Music Legend
There comes a time in every musician's life when it's time to slow down and smell the roses. After some recent health problems, George Jones is feeling a lot better and stronger so he is ready to hit the road once again. The country music legend has announced this will be his final headlining tour, namely called, the Grand Tour, which is set for 2013.
Jones said in a statement "It's tough to stop doing what you love, but the time has come." After 50 years of touring for countless country music fans, Jones hopes to spend more time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Can't say I don't blame him, he's had a phenomenal career that's garnered decades of achievements throughout his country music career with a countless number of country hits including his most iconic Reverend song "He Stopped Loving Her Today".
Jones is not quiet done yet, he is also planning to release a new full-length album for his dedicated long time fans. The album will feature new music, some of which may be done by another legendary performer, Dolly Parton, who recently revealed she was writing for the project. She hopes to lend her vocals to the new Jones record, as well.
Jones’ 2013 Grand Tour will be a 60 city tour beginning Aug. 10, 2013 in Boonville, Mo. The tour is scheduled to wrap up Dec. 15 with a performance in Jackson, Tenn.
More dates will be announced soon.
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