No slowing down for Tom Jones
Forget, for one second, that Tom Jones has been an industry mainstay. Put out of your mind, for just as long, that Jones has been flexing his pipes for decades. And the septuagenarian shows no signs of slowing down.
Jones is not only in the midst of a lengthy global tour, he'll likely log more frequent flier miles than almost every other entertainer this year thanks to dates in the UK, Spain, Denmark, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Serbia, Sweden, Estonia, the Netherlands, Ireland and Lithuania (and that's after recent dates across the United States). And while you'd expect someone 73 years young to possibly cut down on his stage time or use a stool to sit on every once in a while, you won't get that from Jones. He's still playing 100 minutes or more each show, his voice still resplendent despite the busy schedule.
As if he's not busy enough, Jones continues to promote his latest studio album, 2012's "Spirit in the Room." The project, which arrived on the heels of a Jack White-produced single, includes covers of Bob Dylan, Oodetta, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, The Low Anthem and many more.
The 10-track album was produced by Ethan Jones and features Stella Mozgawa on drums, Richard Causon on keyboards, piano and guitars, and Ian Jennings and Sam Dixon on bass. The project was Jones' 40th studio album, and continues to showcase Jones as one of the all-time great vocalists to emerge from the so-called British Invasion.
A History of Tom Jones
Few performing musicians have been around like singer Tom Jones. He has sung, recorded and performed in too many genres, venues and cities to count, before royalty and presidents, in front of tens of thousands of screaming fans, in stadiums, clubs and casinos, singing pop, rock, R&B;, jazz, country, show tunes, soul, techno, and the list goes on. For years, Tom Jones frequented the Las Vegas casinos, such as the Flamingo and Caesars Palace, where he built a trusted reputation as a dependable entertainer. His high-energy, sexually suggestive shows became the stuff of lore. Sir Thomas John Woodward was born in 1940 in Wales and began singing at a young age. He performed as the front man for groups in Wales when he was discovered by London manager Gordon Mills, who gave Jones his catchy stage name and set him to recording for Decca, after other companies found his act too raunchy. Jones hit stardom with his second solo single 'It's Not Unusual,' which became an international hit, largely due to its promotion on pirate radio off the coast of Great Britain. That song has served well as Jones' anthem through the years, but he has proven a durable and adaptable performer. He followed with several hits both in the United States and Britain, including 'What's New Pussycat?,' 'She's A Lady,' and 'Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow.' Pick up Tom Jones tickets to see one of the icons of true elder statesmen of popular music.
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