Country fans who had purchased tickets to the sold-out George Jones farewell concert scheduled for November 22 got some good news this week. According to the George Jones website, the previously scheduled concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena will go on as planned—as an all-star tribute concert.
Jones, who passed away April 26 at the age of 81, was in the midst of a farewell tour at the time he took ill, culminating in a final show on November 22 before he was to retire from country music. Most of the currently scheduled artists on the lineup were already slated to appear as part of the farewell show, as indicated by Nancy Jones in her statement on the site:
“Everyone has been asking if we will still do the show. I have asked Garth, Kid Rock, Travis Tritt, The Oak Ridge Boys, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson and others and they all said ‘yes, I am still going to do it’ so with all the artists still planning on coming, we are going to honor George one final time.”
If you didn’t already purchase tickets for the show, chances are slim that you’ll have the opportunity, as the concert has been sold out for awhile. However, Jones’ website suggests checking on occasion with Ticketmaster to see whether more tickets are released for sale.
At press time, only the artists mentioned above have been re-confirmed to appear, but Jones’ people are contacting the other previously scheduled artists to re-confirm them. Be sure to check georgejones.com for the latest updates to the George Jones Tribute Concert roster.