Jones is offering his final concert goodbyes on “The Grand Tour” which so far has no end date but now has bookings extending 12 months in advance. Although his Nov. 22, 2013 show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena is the last date currently listed on the routing, Jones’ people aren’t saying it’s the very last date on the tour.
Instead, they’re positioning it as the very last time Jones will play Music City, saying the artist who inspired generations of country performers will play approximately 60 stops in 2013.
For the Nashville gig Jones will be joined by special guest Tanya Tucker plus other friends yet to be announced.
Here’s Jones’ schedule as it stands today:
Nov. 16 – Peoria, Ill., Peoria Civic Center Theater
Nov. 17 – Hiawassee, Ga., Anderson Music Hall
Nov. 23 – Winnie, Texas, Nutty Jerry's Winnie Arena
Nov. 24 – Bossier City, La., Horseshoe Casino & Hotel / Riverdome
Dec. 1 – Elizabeth, Ind., Horseshoe Southern Indiana
Dec. 15 – Jackson, Tenn., Carl Perkins Civic Center
Feb. 2 – Robinsonville, Miss., Sams Town Casino
Feb. 7 – Lakeland, Fla., Youkey Theatre
Feb. 22 – Greenville, Texas, Memorial Auditorium
Feb. 23 – Forrest City, Ark., East Arkansas Community College
March 15 – Joliet, Ill., Rialto Square Theatre
March 16 – Muncie, Ind., Emens Auditorium
March 22 – Chattanooga, Tenn., Memorial Auditorium
April 5 – Fairfax, Va., Patriot Center
April 6 – Knoxville, Tenn., Knoxville Coliseum
April 19 – Atlanta, Ga., Fox Theatre
April 20 – Salem, Va., Salem Civic Center
April 27 – Huntsville, Ala., Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
May 17 – Charlottesville, Va., John Paul Jones Arena
May 18 – Spartanburg, S.C., Memorial Auditorium
June 1 – No. Tonawanda, N.Y., Riviera Theatre
June 2 – Lancaster, Pa., American Music Theater
Nov. 9 – Grant, Okla., Choctaw Event Center
Nov. 22 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
Tickets for the Nov. 22, 2013 Nashville show go on sale Nov. 16. Head on over to GeorgeJones.com for more information.