Tuesday, August 14, 2012
– George Jones is going to launch his final tour - The Grand Tour - in 2013, he announced today. He also is recording a new disc.
After more than 50 years of touring, Jones has decided he is ready to slow down and spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren. "It is tough to stop doing what I love, but the time has come," he said.
The Grand Tour will visit approximately 60 cities in 2013.
Jones also plans to record a new studio album, and Dolly Parton has been writing songs for him. There is no scheduled street date at this time.
After a brief bout with an upper respiratory infection earlier this year, Jones has returned to the road. Upcoming shows are:
Aug. 17 - Savannah, GA - Johnny Mercer Theater
Aug. 18- Durham, NC - Durham Perf. Arts Ctr.
Aug. 30 - Woodstock, VA - Shenandoah County Fair
Aug. 31 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre
Sept. 7 - Biloxi, MS - IP Casino
Sept. 8 - Houston, TX - Arena Theatre
Sept. 21 - Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Sept. 22 - Myrtle Beach, SC - Alabama Theater
Sept. 28 - Manistee, MI - Little River Casino
Sept. 29 - Fort Wayne, IN - Embassy Theatre
Oct. 4 - Wichita, KS - Orpheum Theater
Oct. 5 - Arlington, TX - Arlington Music Hall
Oct. 12 - Branson, MO - The Mansion Theatre
Oct. 13 - Renfro Valley, KY - Renfro Valley Ent. Ctr.
Oct. 26 - Wichita Falls, TX - Kay Yeager Coliseum
Oct. 27 - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Perf. Arts Ctr.
Nov. 2 - Mahnomen, MN - Shooting Star Casino
Nov. 3 - Deadwood, SD - Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino
Nov. 9 - Branson, MO - The Mansion Theatre
Nov. 10 - Morton, MN - Jackpot Junction Casino
Nov. 16 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
Nov. 17 - Hiawassee, GA - Anderson Music Hall
Nov. 23 - Winnie, TX - Nutty Jerry's Winnie Arena
Nov. 24 - Bossier City, LA - Horseshoe Casino
Dec. 1 - Elizabeth, IN - Horseshoe Casino
Dec. 15 - Jackson, TN - Carl Perkins Civic Center