Tom Jones has announced shows as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.
Tom Jones’ remarkable career has gone from strength to strength. Along with sustaining his popularity as a live performer and recording artist for over five decades, he has garnered the best reviews of his career for his recently released albums ‘Spirit In The Room’ and ‘Praise & Blame’.
Jones has a fundamental interest in a wide range of music. Although he is well known for hits including ‘It’s Not Unusual’, ‘Kiss’, ‘Delilah’, ‘What’s New Pussycat’, ‘I’ll Never Fall In Love Again’ and ‘If I Only Knew’, he is first and foremost an artist with a true rhythm and blues soul. He has remained a prominent recording artist, with his 1999 album Reload the biggest selling (5m) of his then 35-year career. Tom was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 2006 and other highlights of his long career include receiving a BRIT Award for Best Male and Outstanding Contribution to Music, a Silver Clef Award for Lifetime Achievement and the prestigious Music Industry Trust Award.
In the latter part of 2015, Tom released his first ever autobiography entitled ‘Over The Top And Back’ and the books companion soundtrack entitled ‘Long Lost Suitcase’
Sir Tom is indeed a living legend, one of the few musical artists whose profession began at the dawn of modern popular music and who continues to have a vital recording and performing career to this day. His irresistible show traverses musical eras and genres, cuts across class divides, appealing to young and old, male and female, mainstream and cutting edge.
Commenting on the dates, Tom Jones said, “What a lovely experience this is going to be. I respect and admire the whole idea of Forest Live and hope you can join me to be a part of it.”
Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 15 years history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.
Tom Jones plus guests will be performing:
Friday 17 June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Sunday 19 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Tickets £48.50 (plus £5.35 booking fee) go on sale 9am Friday 19 February from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music
Release: Monday 15 February 2016
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Note to Editors:
1. The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible in England for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment. Further information can be found at www.forestry.gov.uk/england. 18% of the country's woods and forests are managed by the Forestry Commission. In England, more than 50% of the population live within 10km of a Forestry Commission managed wood or forest.
2. The music programme was first launched in 2001 at four Forestry Commission venues. Now looking forward to its 16th season, Forest Live gigs take place at seven fantastic forest locations in England and are well known for their amazing atmosphere and top class acts. Over one million music fans have attended Forest Live concerts.