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GEORGE JONES CONTINUES TOURING INTO 2012

Country Music Hall of Famer Not Slowing Down

Nashville, TN (October 27, 2011) – Although country great George Jones celebrated his 80th Birthday last month, he won’t need a rocking chair anytime soon. “The Possum” is keeping busy with 35 shows scheduled to date throughout the U.S. and Canada from now through November 2012. As Jones sings, “I don’t need a rocking chair…I do my rockin’ on the stage, you can’t put this possum in a cage.”

Jones said, "I'm always excited to get back out on the road and we're working up new shows and new songs. I'm feelin' great and givin' the road hell!"

George Jones, often referred to as the “the greatest living country singer,” first hit the charts in 1955 with his hit “Why Baby Why” and has since garnered over 140 more while touring extensively. Fans can see the star perform hits such as “White Lightning,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” ”Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” and “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” throughout North America on initial tour dates listed below.


2011

Oct. 28 – Elkhart, IN – Lerner PAC

Oct. 29 – Waukegan, IL – Waukegan, IL

Oct. 30 – Green Bay, WI – Oneida Casino

Nov. 18 – Beckley, WV – Convention Center

Nov. 25 – Ft. Smith, AR – Convention Center

Nov. 26 – Texarkana, TX – Perot Theater

Dec. 2 – Grand Berry, TX – Rio Brazos Live

Dec. 3 – Fulton, MS – Community College

Dec. 17– Tulsa, OK – Osage Casino



2012

Feb. 3 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena

Feb. 4 – Tunica, MS – Sam’s Town

Feb. 9 – Daytona Beach, FL – Peabody Auditorium

Feb. 10 – Melbourne, FL – King Center

Feb. 17 – Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center

Feb. 18 – Columbus, OH - TBA

Feb. 24 – Reno, NV - TBA

Feb. 25 – Wendover, UT - TBA

March 1 – Pendelton, OR - TBA

March 2 – Shelton– WA - TBA

March 3-4 – Lincoln City, OR - TBA

March 23 – Metropolis, IL - TBA

March 24 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center

April 20 – Mahnomen, MN – Shooting Star Casino

April 21 – Deadwood, SD – Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino

May 10 – 20 – Canada - TBA

June 3 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theater

July 27 – 28 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Country Tonight

Aug.17 – Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theater

Aug. 18 – Durham, NC – Durham PAC

Sept. 22 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Alabama Theater

Oct. 12 – Branson, MO – The Mansion Theatre

Oct. 13 – Renfro Valley, KY – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Nov. 9 – Branson, MO – The Mansion Theatre

Nov. 23 – Winnie, TX – Nutty Jerry’s Winnie Arena

Nov. 24 – Bossier City, LA – Horseshoe Casino


George Jones is the #2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles in every decade since the ‘50s. Jones also has 143 Top 40 hits to his name, two Grammy Awards, is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and holds a National Medal of Arts. At 80, Jones continues to be an active country music superstar, headlining dozens of concerts each year. Visit www.georgejones.com

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