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George Jones Announces Final Nashville Concert, More 2013 Tour Dates

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It’s the end of an era. The legendary George Jones — who has racked up 14 No. 1 hits in his storied career — has put his final Nashville concert on the books. Jones will play at Bridgestone Arena in Music City as part of his final tour ever, the Grand Tour, on Friday, November 22, 2013.

Naturally, since its the Possum’s last run, he’s bringing some talented friends along to make it unforgettable. So far, it’s been confirmed that Tanya Tucker will make an appearance in Nashville, along with a few other special guests who have yet to be announced.

The Grand Tour will have surprises throughout the shows — you never know who may show up!” Jones said in a statement. “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!”

The legendary performer is scheduled to play approximately 60 dates in 2013, as part of his final stint on the road. Chances are, he’ll give fans who stop in for the Grand Tour a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear him play legendary country hits like ‘White Lightning,’ ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ and ‘I Was Country Before Country Was Cool.’

For a while this year, Jones was in and out of the hospital with a pesky upper respiratory infection that caused him to cancel several shows. Rumors swirled about the ‘I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair’ hitmaker’s declining health, but he put them to rest in September.

“I love the road,” the singer insists. “I love the fans. I am just a singer and love to sing my songs. Until I’m done, I still don’t need no rockin’ chair. Just gimme’ that stage and I’ll have at it.”

Tickets for the Nashville show go on sale Friday Nov. 16 at 10AM CST. Be ready! This one is sure to sell out fast.

George Jones 2013 the Grand Tour Dates:

11/09 – Branson, MO | The Mansion Theatre
11/10 – Morton, MN | Jackpot Junction Casino
11/16 – Peoria, IL | Peoria Civic Center
11/17 – Hiawassee, GA | Anderson Music Hall
11/23 – Winnie, TX | Nutty Jerry’s Winnie Arena
11/24 – Bossier City, LA | Horseshoe Casino
12/01 – Elizabeth, IN | Horseshoe Casino
12/15 – Jackson, TN | Carl Perkins Civic Center
02/02 – Tunica, MS | Sam’s Town
02/07 – Lakeland, FL | Youkey Theater
02/22 – Greenville, TX | Greenville Memorial Auditorium
02/23 – Forrest City, AR | East Arkansas Community College
03/15 – Joliet, IL | Realto Square Theater
03/16 – Muncie, IN | Emens Auditorium
03/22 – Chattanooga, TN | Memorial Auditorium
04/05 – Fairfax, VA | Patriot Center
04/06 – Knoxville, TN | Knoxville Coliseum
04/19 – Atlanta, GA | Fox Theater
04/20 – Salem, VA | Salem Civic Center
04/27 – Huntsville, AL | Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
05/17 – Charlottesville, VA | John Paul Jones Arena
05/18 – Spartanburg, SC | Memorial Auditorium
06/01 – North Tonawanda, NY | Riviera Theater
06/02 – Lancaster, PA |  American Music Theater
11/09 – Grant, OK | Choctaw Event Center

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