Tom Jones Postpones Fall Concerts to Spring 2018

Tom Jones Postpones Fall Concerts to
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Retro pop icon Tom Jones is postponing a U.S. concert tour due to health concerns, the 77-year-old Welshman told fans Saturday via Twitter. Jones, whose career spans six decades, was scheduled to start an ambitious Stateside tour on Sept. 6 in Pennsylvania, but on the advice of his physicians will now embark on those shows in May and June of 2018.

The singer did not disclose the medical problem that prompted the change in plans. Tickets for the 2017 shows will be honored for the new dates or can be turned in for refunds.

Jones, a baritone crooner whose first hit was 1964’s “It’s Not Unusual,” was a performance phenomenon throughout the ’60s, famous for his signature tight pants and unbuttoned shirts that made him an international sex symbol. He won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1966, and while his career has weathered ups and downs in the ensuing decades, he won an MTV Video Music Award in 1989, the year he teamed with the Art of Noise on a cover version of Prince’s “Kiss.”

His signature hits include 1965’s “What’s New Pussycat” and “Delilah,” from 1968. Jones also enjoyed a degree of crossover success in Hollywood, landing a coveted James Bond theme for “Thunderball” (1966) and having his songs synched in dozens of films and TV shows. He played himself in the 1996 Tim Burton film “Mars Attacks.” In 2008 Junkie XL had success with a remix of Jones’ “Feels Like Music,” and in 2012 he was one of the judges on U.K. edition of “The Voice.”

Jones has been struggling emotionally since the 2016 death of his wife Linda, to whom he’d been married for 57 years.

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    1. Annie Kulas says:

      So sorry to hear you’ve had to cancel your shows. I hope you’re resting and relaxing. I’ve loved your music since I was about six growing up in Felixstowe listening to you on mum and dad’s radio. I live in Virginia now and my lovely husband and I saw you in Atlantic City. My ladies and I have been throwing our panties at you ever since! I had a friend who made me huge sequined thongs every time I went to your concert. Sadly, Deb is gone, but maybe you might have her pussy cat tail thing in your collection , haha! Take care, relax and enjoy! You’ve given so many of us so much fun!

    2. linda anne weyler says:

      get well sir tom i am63 yrs old and have been inlove with you since i was 13 yrs.old get well as you have given all of us so much joy over the years. my prayers are with you. linda weyler, philadelphia pa.

    3. Gaynor Lewis says:

      GOD BLESS YOU TOM.you have given so much joy to so many for so long. take a little time off

    4. Christopher says:

      Best wishes for a speedy recovery to one of the all time unique talents.

    5. Chris says:

      Tom is not a baritone

    6. Chuck Maiden says:

      Hey Tom, hope to see you rocking again soon. Feel better. I just finished reading your excellent book. You are a really great writer as well as singer! Best wishes to you and your family.

      • Kym Stone says:

        Sir Tom Jones, I sincerely pray for you and hope you get better. My Grand Father Buck Ram, owner,songwriter,arranger and Manager of the Buck Ram Platters was very impressed with your talent and beautiful voice. Thus I became one of your youngest fans at 13 (1970) and am now 60 years old married with two fantastic sons. I lost my first husband to an astocytoma grade four brain tumor in 2002, and know the shock and grieving you must be going through, after losing the Love of your life. Stay strong with family and friends and know that I had tickets for September 28th at the Greek and I look forward to seeing you in May. I thank my grandfather for introducing me to your songs, and know like many people he loved when you and the Platters jammed together. God Bless

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