RESCHEDULED: GEORGE JONES Coming to the Peoria Civic Center Friday, November 16
Due to an ongoing upper-respiratory illness, the George Jones concert at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Saturday, June 23rd at 8PM unfortunately must be rescheduled for a 2nd time. The new date is Friday, November 16th at 8pm. Tickets purchased for the original date of March 24th and the rescheduled date of June 23rd will be honored for the new November 16th date – no exchange is necessary. If you cannot attend the rescheduled date, tickets may also be refunded at the point of purchase. Tickets are $35, $45 and $65 and on sale NOW at the box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, or charge at 800-745-3000. The Peoria Civic Center Theater is located at 201 SW Jefferson Street. Doors will open at 7:00pm. Whitney Mann will open the show. “I look forward to getting back on the road and seeing my Peoria fans!” says Jones.
Through ever-changing musical trends, George Jones has continued to make his brand of country music, producing hits in every decade of the second half of the 20th century. Turning 80 years old this September, he is considered “the greatest living country singer” by fans, critics, and colleague and has had more than 164 hits, more than any other artist in any format in the history of popular music. Jones, a Saratoga, Texas native, had his first #1 record with “White Lightning” in 1959. Future #1’s include “Tender Years” and “She Thinks I Still Care,” which led to CMA Male Vocalist of the Year awards in 1962 and again in 1963. Jones hit #1 again in 1967 with “Walk through This World with Me,” and in the ‘70s with “The Grand Tour,” ‘The Door,” “We’re Gonna Hold On” (with then wife and country star Tammy Wynette), and, coinciding with their 1976 divorce, “Golden Ring” and “Near You.” Jones kicked off the 1980s with one of the all-time great country records, “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” which won him a Grammy and Single of the Year honors from the CMA in 1980 and again in 1981. In 1992 the CMA recognized Jones’ monumental career with his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1996, Jones told his life story in the book “I Lived To Tell It All,” which was a #6 Best Seller on The New York Times list. Jones’ 1999 gold-selling “Cold Hard Truth” earned him the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocalist. He received the 2002 Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush at a White House ceremony, and in 2008 he received a Kennedy Center Honor. “The Possum” continues to headline more that one hundred concerts a year.
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