Tom Jones fans in the US pumped for the Grammy winner's fall tour will have to wait until 2018 to catch their favorite singer live. The “It's Not Unusual” hitmaker has postponed the 21-city trek due to an undisclosed health issue.
NME reports on Sept. 2 that the charismatic entertainer cancelled the tour on short notice “following medical advice” via a press release issued Friday at his official Tom Jones website. The multi-platinum seller had been originally scheduled to launch the US tour on Sept. 6 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, at Sands Bethlehem Event Centre and wrap up Oct. 7 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at River Spirit Casino.
Although specifics about the ailing Welsh pop-rocker's condition were not revealed, Sir Tom extended his “sincere apologies” to fans for the inconvenience. All cancelled dates are expected to be re-scheduled during May and June of next year.
Tickets for all shows will remain valid on the upcoming dates. Jone's performance originally slated for Sept. 30 in Santa Barbara, at Santa Barbara Bowl has already been re-scheduled for May 26, 2018
Details on other new shows will be announced shortly and fans are asked to hang on to their tickets until they are announced. For more information, click here.
The recently widowed performer has sprung back to life in 2017 after the tragic loss of his wife to cancer last spring. Jones had a busy summer, wrapping up a 26-city tour of Europe on Aug. 5 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. The multi-talented star also made a triumphant return as coach on the UK's version of “The Voice” once again in 2017 after leaving the popular TV talent show under a cloud in 2015.