It’s been seven long years since iconic Welsh singer, Tom Jones, crooned his way across Australia and now fans have to wait no more after the legendary It’s Not Unusual artist announced his Ages and Stages tour for March and April 2024.
Renowned for hits like, What’s New Pussycat?, Sex Bomb and Green, Green Grass of Home, Jones continues to enjoy an illustrious career spanning several decades.
— Tom Jones (@RealSirTomJones) September 17, 2023
The announcement was received with much excitement and enthusiasm from Jones’s delighted Aussie fans who can’t wait to see the singer light up the stage once more with his energetic performances.
Very pleased to announce I just got my tickets for Melbourne
— Melissa 🇦🇺 (@MELZ_CATZ) September 20, 2023
looking forward to Byron Bay and excited on the tour news
— Hush Hush Biz (@HushHush_biz) September 17, 2023
Lucky Australia 🇦🇺
— Northern lass (@Suelongden1) August 15, 2023
Awesome 2024 schedule ❤️
— Flip (@Flip77042306) August 15, 2023
Having performed for fifty-plus years, the singer is defying age and showing no signs of slowing down. In a recent interview, he revealed the only thing that would bring him to hang up his microphone.
“The only way [I would retire] is if I couldn’t sing any more,’ he told Metro.
“If something went wrong with my vocal ability, I wouldn’t want to go on not in full strength. I wouldn’t like to shortchange an audience.”
At 83-years-old Jones does admit that he is more circumspect about his stage performances.
“Being old, you can’t do what you used to do. I mean, I can’t walk around like I used to but I wouldn’t want to now,” he said.
“When you’re young you’re full of p*** and vinegar and you’re giving it plenty. Now I concentrate more on singing than I do anything else.”
While the singer has experienced great success over his career, this has not come without controversy especially surrounding the recent furore over his song Delilah earlier this year.
Early in 2023, the Welsh Rugby Union announced they were banning the hit song from being performed by choirs at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on the grounds that it promoted domestic violence.
Jones eventually broke his silence on the matter telling concertgoers at a live performance at Cardiff Castle, “you can’t stop us singing Delilah”.
The Ages and Stages Tour dates and venues are as follows:
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth Thursday, March 21
Centennial Vineyards, Bowral (A Day On The Green) Saturday, March 23*
The Drive, Adelaide Tuesday, March 26
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Thursday, March 28
Bluesfest, Byron Bay Saturday, March 30
Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle Tuesday, April 2
Aware Super Theatre, Sydney Thursday, April 4