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The Welsh national treasure and singing sex bomb
Born Thomas John Woodward in Pontypridd, Wales in 1940, Sir Tom Jones OBE is a living legend. The son of a miner and homemaker who grew up singing at school and for family gatherings, he went on to record music that’s traversed many genres as well as appealed to people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities.
Jones quit school at the age of 16 and did odd jobs like selling vacuums door to door to earn money. Married and a father by the age of 17, he also sang at night in dance halls and clubs around South Wales before catching the ear of a London-based manager who got him signed with Decca Records.
Jones’ first single, 1964’s Chills And Fever, did not perform well while his second single, 1965’s It’s Not Unusual, surprised everyone. The song not only entered the UK singles chart upon release, but climbed to No.1 within a month and landed him an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, a popular US late-night TV talk programme.
In 1966, Jones released a cover of the country song Green, Green Grass Of Home, which became a No.1 hit in the UK. Throughout the mid to late ’60s, he also scored a slew hit singles with Once Upon A Time, With These Hands, What’s New Pussycat?, Thunderball, Detroit City, I'll Never Fall In Love, I'm Coming Home, Delilah, Help Yourself, Love Me Tonight and Without Love (There Is Nothing).
With a baritone voice and delivery ranging from husky to smooth, his singing style was inspired by artists like Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Little Richard and his sound was heavily influenced by American R&B, soul and rock.
In 1971, Jones released the massive hit She's A Lady, and during the remainder of the ’70s established himself as a major draw headlining showrooms on the Las Vegas Strip. In this decade, he also launched his own label, MAM Records, with manager and songwriter Gordon Mills.
The ’80s saw Jones try his hand at country music. Although nine of his songs broke into the US country top 40 chart, he failed to attract UK listeners until releasing the 1987 single A Boy From Nowhere, which peaked at No.2. His cover of Prince’s Kiss with Art Of Noise was also a No.5-charting hit and led him to win an MTV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video. In 1989, Jones received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The ’90s saw Jones re-invent himself once again. Following his successful first appearance at Glastonbury in 1992, he popped up as himself on an episode of the animated sitcom The Simpsons entitled Marge Gets A Job. Plus he released the hit song If I Only Knew in 1994 and recorded a cover of You Can Leave Your Hat On for the soundtrack of the film The Full Monty.
Jones’ 1999 album Reload featuring cover duets with the likes of The Cardigans, Van Morrison, Stereophonics, Robbie Williams and Natalie Imbruglia went to No.1 in the UK and became the biggest-selling record of his then 35-year career. Its No.3-charting single Sex Bomb performed with German DJ and record producer Mousse T was a smash hit across Europe and the US too.
Since the millennium, Jones has remained a vital recording and performing artist. He teamed up with Jools Holland in 2004 for the roots rock album Tom Jones & Jools Holland, was honoured by the Queen with knighthood in 2006, self-penned the album 24 Hours in 2008, began appearing on prime time TV as a coach on The Voice in 2012 and performed at the MCG in Melbourne for the AFL Grand Final alongside Ed Sheeran. He also got some of the best reviews of his career for the three albums he released during the 2010s: Praise & Blame, Spirit In The Room and Long Lost Suitcase.
Among the many accolades across his long career, Jones has received two BRIT Awards for Best Male and Outstanding Contribution to Music, a Hitmaker Award from the US Songwriters Hall of Fame and a GQ Award for Legend of the Year.
Jones’ 15th studio album Surrounded By Time arrived in April 2021. As with his past three hugely acclaimed collections, this one was recorded with producer Ethan Johns (Laura Marling, Paolo Nutini, Kings Of Leon). He announced an intimate one-off show celebrating its release at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire for 27 July 2021 and confirmed a series of summer outdoor shows and festivals throughout the UK – including one in Wales at Rhyl Events Arena on 1 September 2021.
In July 2021, Jones also revealed UK arena dates for December 2021 as part of his Surrounded By Time Tour.
Tom Jones’ 2021 tour dates
- 23 July 2021 – Newmarket Nights at Newmarket Racecourses
- 27 July 2021 – Albume release party at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
- 10 August 2021 – Custom House, Belfast
- 15 August 2021 – Earlham Park, Norwich
- 21, 23 & 24 August 2021 – Hampton Court Palace Festival at Hampton Court Palace, London
- 15 August 2021 – WonderHall at Lytham Hall, Lytham St Annes
- 28 August 2021 – Haycock Park Racecourse, Newton-Le-Willows
- 29 August 2021 – Darlington Arena
- 1 September 2021 – Rhyl Events Arena
- 3 September 2021 – QEII Arena, Telford
- 4 September 2021 – Hull College Craven Park
- 16 – 17 September 2021 – Isle Of Wight Festival at Newport, Isle of Wight
- 18 September 2021 – Central Park, Plymouth
- 19 September 2021 – Hop Farm, Kent
- 5 December 2021 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (new date)
- 6 December 2021 – AO Arena, Manchester (new date)
- 8 December 2021 – Utilita Arena Birmingham (new date)
- 9 December 2021 – The O2, London (new date)
Tom Jones’ 2022 tour dates
- 24 July 2022 – Bitts Park, Carlisle
- 11 August 2022 – Edinburgh Summer Sessions at Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
Tom Jones announces 2021 arena dates
The Welsh superstar will play four huge shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London in support of his new album Surrounded By Time this December. Tickets go on sale from 09:00 on Friday 30 July 2021.
Tom Jones announces tour date in Wales
The incomparable singer is playing a special concert at Rhyl Events Arena on 1 September 2021 in support of his Surrounded By Time album. Tickets go on sale from 10:00 on Friday 16 April 2021.
Tom Jones announces intimate London show
The Welsh legend is playing a one-night-only gig at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on 27 July 2021 to celebrate his new album. Tickets go on general sale from 09:00 on Friday 16 April 2021.
In addition to a special album release event in London on 27 July 2021, Tom Jones is playing numerous summer dates including outdoor shows and festivals in 2021 and 2022. He has also announced winter 2021 arena dates to support Surrounded By Time from 5 – 9 December 2021. His UK touring schedule runs from 23 July 2021 – 11 August 2022.
Tom Jones' 2021 and 2022 UK tour dates include appearances at the following venues, parks, racecourses and festivals:
2021 tour dates
- Newmarket Racecourses
- O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London (album release party)
- Custom House, Belfast
- Earlham Park, Norwich
- Hampton Court Palace
- WonderHall, Lytham Hall, Lytham St Annes
- Haycock Park Racecourse, Newton-Le-Willows
- Darlington Arena
- Rhyl Events Arena
- QEII Arena, Telford
- Hull College Craven Park
- Isle Of Wight Festival
- Central Park, Plymouth
- Hop Farm, Kent
- The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (new date)
- AO Arena, Manchester (new date)
- Utilita Arena Birmingham (new date)
- The O2, London (new date)
2022 tour dates
- Bitts Park, Carlisle
- Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
Tickets for Tom Jones' Surrounded By Time tour dates go on sale from 09:00 on Friday 30 July 2021.
Tickets for all of Tom Jones' previously announced outdoor concerts and other shows are on sale now.