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Jones announces final Nashville show

Monday, November 12, 2012 – George Jones announced the final Nashville show as part of The Grand Tour to be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Friday, Nov. 22.

Special guest Tanya Tucker will be on hand for the Nashville concert amongst other friends of The Possum, yet to be announced.

"The Grand Tour will have surprises throughout the shows - you never know who may show up. The Possum has lots of friends so it is going to be the most exciting thing to see who shows up during the final show. You should come too - and we can be surprised together," said Jones.

Jones will mark the end of an era with 2013's farewell tour titled "The Grand Tour." The tour is expected to make approximately 60 stops next year.

Tickets for the Nashville show go on-sale Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations.

Tour dates are:
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
Feb. 2 - Tunica, MS - Sam's Town
Feb. 7 - Lakeland, FL - Youkey Theater
Feb. 22 - Greenville, TX - Greenville Memorial Auditorium
Feb. 23 - Forrest City, AR - East Arkansas Community College
March 15 - Joliet, IL - Realto Square Theater
March 16 - Muncie, IN - Emens Auditorium
March 22 - Chattanooga, TN - Memorial Auditorium
April 5 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
April 6 - Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Coliseum
April 19 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theater
April 20 - Salem, VA - Salem Civic Center
April 27 - Huntsville, AL - Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
May 17 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
May 18 - Spartanburg, SC - Memorial Auditorium
June 1 - North Tonawanda, NY - Riviera Theater
June 2 - Lancaster, PA - American Music Theater
Nov. 9 - Grant, OK - Choctaw Event Center

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