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Hi, and Welcome to TomJonesInternational — the only Tom Jones site with content written by fans, for fans. TomJonesInternational.com is not a fan club. TJI.com is the only site that cares about ensuring that fans worldwide — not just in one country— are treated with the respect they deserve! As such, it is the largest site in the world — not official or connected to OFFICIALTomJones but, nonetheless, representing the interests of fans and of Sir Tom.

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Since 2005 this website has served as a gathering place and newsroom for fans of Tom Jones. Even though Sir Tom lives in the USA and, at the time the the site was created, was doing the majority of his appearances here, TJI.com was created in 2005 because at that time there were no US-based websites dedicated to Tom Jones, except a "fan club" site that only posts what the site managers find on his official site and, even that, is seldom updated.

Recognizing that it is fans — and only fans — whose support has kept Tom Jones' career going for decades, TJI.com was created with the intention that all fans would be treated with respect, as would Sir Tom. Site content — including comments — is to deal solely with Tom's professional, public life. Discussion of Sir Tom's personal life — except celebrations like birthdays — will not be tolerated. TJI.com was created with the express intent of being an elegant companion to the OFFICIAL TomJones.com site.Please be sure to read the site rules before you post. These rules are strictly enforced in order to keep discussion fun and civil.

With the hope that you will enjoy TomJonesInternational and contribute your thoughts and ideas (contact info at bottom right) TJI looks forward to many more years of serving the worldwide Tom Jones fan community.

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Tom Acting Again With Amazing Talents

Moderator’s Note: My absence was occasioned by — you know this if you see me on Facebook — the birth of Dylan Clara, my daughter, Ruth’s, child on March 18. While I apologize for the long delay, I cannot say I’m sorry. I went to NY to see mother and child and had no computer there (long story). So, TJI is back.


Captain Cat, Tom’s character in Under Milk Wood, is described by IMDB as “blind and tormented.” Also in the “play for voices” will be Michael Sheen, Sian Phillips (actor and widow of the great Peter O’Toole), Matthew Rhys, John Rhys Davies, Jonathan Pryce, Ioan Gruffudd and opera star Bryn Terfel. The play was first broadcast 60 years ago.

Under Milk Wood: Tom Jones plays Captain Cat and Katherine Jenkins is Polly Garter in new TV adaptation
Wales Online | Apr 17, 2014 06:00 | By Karen Price

They are among a number of famous names taking part in the Dylan Thomas centenary celebrations

Tom Jones as Captain Cat, Michael Sheen as First Voice, Katherine Jenkins as Polly Garter, Bryn Terfel as Reverend Eli Jenkins and Jonathan Pryce and Sian Phillips as Mr and Mrs Pugh – could there be a more exciting wish-list for Under Milk Wood?

Add Matthew Rhys, Charlotte Church, Aneurin Barnard, Eve Myles and Robert Pugh – as well as a host of others – into the mix, along with a dollop of modern-day technology, and you get a new star-studded, cutting-edge version of Dylan Thomas’ ‘play for voices’.

Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 12.05.22 PMBut this is no fantasy. These stars of the acting and music worlds have teamed up for an hour-long TV adaptation about the colourful characters from the fictional fishing town of Llareggub.

And executive producer Bethan Jones says they were only too keen to get on board and become part of BBC Cymru Wales’ centenary celebrations for the Swansea-born poet.

“We just thought, ‘ Who are the people we’d love to work with on this?’ and just went for it,” she says. “We were asking them as part of the Dylan Thomas centenary and they felt they wanted to be involved. Those who were not available were really disappointed.”

While some asked if they could perform certain roles – Sheen wanted to deliver the famous opening lines, for example – others were more than happy with the parts they were offered.

“We asked Tom Jones to do Captain Cat and we were really thrilled when he said yes, it was the icing on the cake. He’s fabulous and there’s a real humour. We also asked Bryn Terfel to do Eli Jenkins. The reverend delivers the beautiful Sunset Poem which I know Bryn has sung in the past so it was a no brainer to ask him to do it.”

Under Milk Wood was filmed in a wealth of locations, including Laugharne, New York, Los Angeles, London, and Cardiff, and the focus is on the words, with the cast delivering their lines up close to the cameras and directly to the audience. There are no sets, props or costumes.

“It’s almost like a no frills version which is really concentrating on the text,” says Ms Jones. “There’s a real sense of love and enjoyment in the words. There are some beautiful performances. The cameras are very close up to the actors so they are delivering the words straight to you. You’re hearing sections of text you almost didn’t know existed.”

Directed by Pip Broughton and also starring Ioan Gruffudd, Alexandra Roach and Iwan Rheon, the film is also a celebration of 21st century technology with some of the cast delivering their lines via Skype and others using their mobiles to film performances. It features Dylan’s favourite watering holes from both sides of the Atlantic, with Matthew Rhys delivering his words (as one of the narrators) at the White Horse Tavern in New York and Aimee-Ffion Edwards (another narrator) based at Brown’s in Laugharne.

As each of the iconic characters joins in, the piece builds up into a collage of famous voices and faces.

Under Milk Wood is the first collaboration between BBC Cymru Wales and National Theatre Wales and woven into the dialogue will be evocative imagery created in Laugharne as part of NTW’s live performance, Raw Material: Llareggub Revisited, which will take place during the May Bank Holiday weekend. And audiences watching the live performances will get a preview of the film – which will be broadcast on May 5, just hours after the final NTW show – when snippets are screened.

While there have been countless performances of Under Milk Wood, Ms Jones hopes the new film will introduce it to a new generation thanks to the cast list and use of new technology – and entice those who may not think it’s for them.

“We’ve got a real cross section of performers– big stars like Tom Jones, Michael Sheen, Matthew Rhys, Jonathan Pryce and Sian Phillips, and those who are young and at the start of their careers like Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Aneurin Barnard and Craig Roberts.” So would Dylan approve?

“I hope so – we’re using technology and a sense of the love of the words so I think it would appeal to him.”

The Voice UK Season Finale Complete & Tom Duets With His Finalist Sally Barker On “Walking in Memphis”

It’s all over now….here’s Tom duetting with his finalist and, at the end, the winner is announced.

Tour Dates Added, San Diego, Austin

With the addition of May 8 at the HOB in San Diego, Tom’s management and LiveNation (tour bookers, although Management must approve of the booking) have finally gotten him near a US coast. (No, Atlanta — almost 250 miles from the Atlantic Ocean — is not considered a coastal city.) He’ll be at Birmingham’s Iron City on April 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 4th at 11:00AM.

Tickets for this show are $56.Buy them here.

Tickets are now on sale for Tom at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX on Friday, May 2. This is the venue for the wonderful PBS TV show, Austin City Limits. Tickets are $55 to $95 and, while there’s lots of standing, there are ADA tickets available.

The Presale link for HOB San Diego is here. The password is “ACCESS.”

For HOB New Orleans, it’s here. The Password is “access.”

Again, OFFICIAL TomJones is listing some ticket sale time using GMT. Is that deliberate? Or is it stupidity? And his site notes “We had to sneak in another US date.” “Sneak?” Why? What is up with those people??? If you want to tell them how you feel about what could be construed as complete disregard for fans, write to his office: office@tomjones.com. If you do and get a reply, let us know.

The Voice UK Series 3, Episode 11, March 22, 2014

Moderator’s Note: Thank you all for your good wishes on TJI and on my Facebook page. I go April 1 to meet baby Dylan and I cannot wait!

A Bit of Personal Stuff and Something To Do In London This Weekend; TJ At HOB In NOLA Apri 30

Check Official Tom Jones’ tour date page to see if he’s scheduled near you.Note: Peter: I hope this answers your question. As I understand it from talking to Ticketmaster, you have to sign up for their mailing list to get internet pre-order codes.

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I am so happy to report that I’ve been occupied with the birth of Dylan Clara Barohn, my daughter, Ruth’s, baby. She was born March 18, at 9:38 pm, weighing 6 lbs and 19 inches long. I got the word while at a movie (shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows me). Going to see her in early April. Can’t wait.

This weekend in London is Autographica at the Radisson Edwardian, Heathrow. Among the desirable autograph-givers will be NASA astronauts, including Buzz Aldrin (I’ve met Aldrin. He’s very accommodating.) Also, actress Barbara Bain (original Mission Impossible on TV), people from Dr. Who, Star Wars, The Shining a a large 007 contingent. You can get specifics at the website above. Among the 007 group is my friend Robert Davi, (photo with me at left taken in February, 2012). Robert is leading the pack on the IMDB poll of the favorite Bond villains, He was Franz Sanchz in Licence To Kill. He’s also, as noted here several times, a terrific singer. So many interesting people will be there. If I were in London or nearby London (like so many of you), I’d go. Drop me an email if you are planning on attending.

Tom’s “Hear Me Out” tour — guess they’re back to naming his tours — hits the House of Blues in New Orleans Wednesday, April 30, 7 pm. Tickets start at $77 for GA standing (closest to the stage) to $137 for balcony bench seating. There’s a preferred ticket offer for CitiCard members and Citi Master Card holders. Citi code instructions and all tickets here.

The Voice UK Series 3, Episode 10 Complete; New Dates In Houston, Nashville

Tom will be in Nashville at the fabled Ryman Auditorium on April 27. Tickets on sale Fri, 03/21/14 12:00 PM CDT. The INTERNET PRESALE is Thu, 03/20/14 10:00 AM CDT to 10 PM CDT.

He’ll be at the HOB in Houston, May 4. Tickets are not on sale. The link on OFFICIALTomJones doesn’t work. Note, too, that they now only put sale times in GMT, not the local time where the sale takes place. That is very mean.

The Voice UK, Episode 9 Complete; 3 US Shows Added

In addition to the shows with Morrissey, Tom will play April 28 in Atlanta (Symphony Hall tickets on sale this Friday, 4 pm, EDT); May 3 in Dallas Granada Theater (NOTE* OFFICIAL TomJones has the wrong website link. The right one is Granadatheater.com. They got it wrong because they spelled “theatre” the way they spell it in the UK. (Jeez!!!)  And at the Rialto Theatre in Tuscon. Tickets on sale Friday, 10 a.m. MDTwww.ticketfly.com/ ticketfly.com. Tickets are $46 to $66.

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There are now more than 20 tour dates for Tom listed on  OFFICIAL Tom Jones. Only one of those is in North America. That’s the one where he’s opening for Morrissey in LA on May 10. Too bad. Too sad.

Morrissey Talks Tom (And Cliff); The Voice UK Episode 8 Complete

Morrissey is talking to the press. It may be interesting for you to go to the link and the comments section following the story. He certainly gets people going.

The Guardian.com| By Michael Hann | February 27, 2014

“Style was one of the determining factors in Morrissey’s selection of Tom Jones and Sir Cliff Richard to support him in forthcoming US shows, he has said in a new interview.

“When asked by Billboard why he had selected the “veteran frontmen”, Morrissey replied: “Veteran is a gentle way of saying ‘old’, isn’t it? Well, it’s only my view of course, but everything is a question of style, and Tom and Cliff qualify greatly in the style department, and age has nothing to do with it. There are millions of obese 19-year-olds who only buy clothes that blend in with the couch. ”

The Voice UK Episode 7 Complete • February 22, 2014 & A Question To Ponder & Answer; World Tour For Tom? Does That Include N. A.?

Any theories about why Sir Tom has so many women on his team?


From The Express, Sunday, February 23, 2014:

My, my my! Sir Tom Jones marks 50 years of hits with world tour

Sir Tom will celebrate his 50th anniversary with a world tour Sir Tom will celebrate his 50th anniversary with a world tour [BBC]

Screen Shot 2014-02-22 at 7.19.48 PM“I am going to do a lot of shows in as many countries as possible,” said the 73-year-old judge on BBC1’s The Voice. “A lot of countries in this world have been very good to me so I want to show I can still do it. I am still having as much fun now as when I started.” Sir Tom, whose first hit was It’s Not Unusual in 1965, wants to emulate the success of the Rolling Stones with their 50 And Counting Tour.

“Like with the Rolling Stones, you know they had 50 years after they first got together,” added Tom, whose other chart hits include Delilah and Green, Green Grass Of Home. “It is 50 years this year that I had a song called Chills And Fever but it didn’t make that much noise, so people would think It’s Not Unusual was the start but it wasn’t really.

“I was singing with a band in Wales before that but you can’t go from that date. People think it’s from It’s Not Unusual, which is fine by me.”

“I am going to do a lot of shows in as many countries as possible,” said the 73-year-old judge on BBC1’s The Voice. “A lot of countries in this world have been very good to me so I want to show I can still do it. I am still having as much fun now as when I started.” Sir Tom, whose first hit was It’s Not Unusual in 1965, wants to emulate the success of the Rolling Stones with their 50 And Counting Tour.

“Like with the Rolling Stones, you know they had 50 years after they first got together,” added Tom, whose other chart hits include Delilah and Green, Green Grass Of Home. “It is 50 years this year that I had a song called Chills And Fever but it didn’t make that much noise, so people would think It’s Not Unusual was the start but it wasn’t really.

“I was singing with a band in Wales before that but you can’t go from that date. People think it’s from It’s Not Unusual, which is fine by me.”

The Voice UK Full Ep; Promo For Who Killed “Tom Jones; Tom Arrives At Charity Event & Has Advice For New Dad Simon Cowell

Decided to embed, rather than email the download link this week because (1) more of you can see it if you wish and (2) And — until it gets taken down — I could do so.


TJI has been talking to you about the murder mystery book about TJ tribute artists called Who Killed ‘Tom Jones’ and are now happy to share the promotional trailer with you. The link to order the book is at the top right of this (and every) page. Check it out and consider ordering.


Sir Tom at the February 14 benefit for MendingKids at the House of Blues in LA. (Looking for show video. If you have it, please let me know.)


Tom gives advice to new dad Simon Cowell (Daily Mail video).

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