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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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MSN.com Great Britain says:

Jones plans gigs for 28 more years (*They counted wrong; they meant “29”)

Screen Shot 2014-10-27 at 5.51.01 PM Sir Tom Jones is reportedly planning more than two decades’ worth of concerts, with his website offering tickets for another 28 years.

The 75-year-old Welsh crooner is offering tickets to his performances until December 2043 through the tour dates section of his official website. He would be 103 years old, reported The Sun.

Tom, who is also a judge on BBC singing show The Voice, is planning a world tour in 2015 to mark the 50th anniversary of his debut hit, It’s Not Unusual.

He previously revealed he would continue gigging for as long as he can, saying: “I am going to do a lot of shows in as many countries as possible. And so I want to show that I can still do it after 50 years.”

Tom – who started off as frontman for Welsh beat group Tommy Scott And The Senators in 1963 – added: “I am still having as much fun now as when I started. I like to sing and, thank God, people like to hear me sing.”

Sir Tom Jones is reportedly planning more than two decades’ worth of concerts, with his website offering tickets for another 28 years.

The 75-year-old Welsh crooner is offering tickets to his performances until December 2043 through the tour dates section of his official website. He would be 103 years old, reported The Sun.

Tom, who is also a judge on BBC singing show The Voice, is planning a world tour in 2015 to mark the 50th anniversary of his debut hit, It’s Not Unusual.

He previously revealed he would continue gigging for as long as he can, saying: “I am going to do a lot of shows in as many countries as possible. And so I want to show that I can still do it after 50 years.”

Tom – who started off as frontman for Welsh beat group Tommy Scott And The Senators in 1963 – added: “I am still having as much fun now as when I started. I like to sing and, thank God, people like to hear me sing.”


It would be wonderful but, really, someone noticed that the tour calendar on OFFICIAL Tom Jones goes up to that date and decided to be funny.:
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Still, it’d be great if it could happen, wouldn’t it?

A Bit of Sir Tom at the Bridge School Benefit; New Arrangement of “It’s Not Unusual”

A little bit of his set:

Excerpt from a review in The San Jose Mercury News By Jim Harrington, 10/26/2014 06:02:41 AM PDT1:

Only at Bridge School can you go from Soundgarden to Tom Jones — and have it work perfectly. The Welsh crooner was his regular charismatic self, powering through “It’s Not Unusual,” “Delilah” and “Green, Green Grass of Home” in full lounge-lizard style. The highlight of his set came when he covered Leonard Cohen’s gorgeous “Tower of Song.”

“This is my first time” at Bridge School,” he said, he said. “But this will not be my last.”

Will Anyone Be At The Bridge School Benefit Concert This Weekend in San Francisco?

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This weekend, Sir Tom is in the lineup for an acoustic concert benefiting The Bridge School. The Bridge School in San Jose, California, assists children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs.[1] One of the thrusts of the program is the use of advanced augmentative and alternative communication and assistive technology.

Neil Young and his wife Pegi are the organizers. LiveNation is the producer.

Also on the bill are Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Brian Wilson, Florence & The Machine, Soundgarden, Norah Jones & Puss n Boots, Band of Horses, Pegi Young & the Survivors. Tickets are $150.00 and $75.00 for reserved seats and $35.00 for general admission lawn plus applicable charges. There are a limited number of general admission lawn 4-packs available for $99.00 plus applicable charges. They seem to be mostly sold out, but you might still wish to try.

Go to Bridge School Concert.

If you do go, please share your experience! Email to the contact link at right.

Tom & Katherine Jenkins Sing Together — Not! in New York

Despite what Wales Online said, Sir Tom performed with Katherine Jenkins in Bel Air, California, not in New York City on Tuesday night.

She was celebrating the release of her new album. Accompanying her on piano was the legendary David Foster. It is clear that Sir Tom was a surprise for Jenkins.

Vibrato, owned by trumpet maestro Herb Alpert and his daughter Eden, is a beautiful supper club in Bel Air California. When you are in it (or, at least when I was there to see Robert Davi), it has the feel of one of those 1940’s night spots you see in the movies. The food was good and, no matter where you are seated, you are thisclose to the stage. If you get to LA,make it a point to dine there and, just about every night, they have terrific entertainment. It’s a beautiful room. If you can make it, Robert Davi will be there next Thursday, October 23. Great show in a gorgeous venue. If you can make it, do yourself a favor and do just that:)

Tom Writing His Autobiography?

A UK newspaper carried the following bit Sunday morning:

“AT 74, Sir Tom Jones is finally releasing a tell-all book, I can reveal. The Welsh crooner has been told publisher Michael Joseph is expecting a bestseller when it is released next autumn. So, expect lurid details of Tom’s personal life, from claims of sex with 250 groupies a year, to his alleged affairs, as well as friendships with greats like Elvis and Sinatra.”

A few people sent this to me and asked if it is true.

The people I know who know him say, at the moment, they doubt the story. It may be a fishing expedition from a publisher to see the response it gets. These people say they cannot imagine he’s doing this, that his management will not allow it. And, is there really a point to doing this when he’s married, has lots of family and when they’re suggesting is, in their own words, the book will be full of “lurid details.” According to the dictionary, “lurid details” means: “sensational, sensationalist, exaggerated, over-dramatized, colorful; salacious, graphic, explicit, unrestrained, prurient, shocking; gruesome, gory, grisly; informal juicy, full-frontal. ANTONYMS discreet, restrained.”

Doesn’t sound like something he’d do or his Management would want him to do. Sir Tom has had reasonable offers for books, respectful offers, and they’ve been ignored or turned down. The last time they cooperated they got Robin Eggar’s sleazy mess. (This website lists “21 Things You Never Knew About Tom Jones” but, if you go there, you’ll probably see you knew each of them.)

I guess we’ll see about a book. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this. He says he’s been in talks with Penguin, so maybe it’s true. Hope Management will allow a book. An honest book. Don’t you?


MODERATOR’S UPDATE, TUESDAY NIGHT: been told by a good source that a book is “being discussed” with Penguin but is not a done deal.”

TJI.com Is Nine Years Old Today! Thank You All So Very Much!

Just a note to thank all of you who have supported TJI.com over the last nine years! I hope it’s been fun for you. It has for me. Yes, there have been some sour apples in the crop of TJ fans, but most are just wonderful. I am so grateful!

Please take some time to go to the TJI flickr page, “Fans Favorite Photos” to relive some memorable moments.

And, of course, to visit the TJI Video Library.

Thank you all so much!

Ellen

You Know You Wanted This Posted: Dancing With The Stars

From USA Today [He's dancing with pro Whitney Carson.]:

When it was announced that Alfonso Ribeiro of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fame would be competing on the new season of Dancing With The Stars, everyone knew it was only a matter of time before he broke out the famed “Carlton Dance.” The question was: When? It’s like going to a Don McLean concert. You know he’s going to play American Pie eventually, it’s just a matter of when he gets to it.

Does Ribeiro go all-in the first week, peaking early and trying to coast off a combination of nostalgia and the raw machismo of Tom Jones? Or do you wait, running the risk of elimination before you can pull out your ace in the hole? It’s a delicate balance.

The actor waited until week four’s “Most Memorable Year” theme. He and partner Witney Carson started their jazz dance in a replica of the Fresh Prince living room, then completely brought down the house when they went to “The Carlton” late in the routine.

Carlton’s Carlton is as fresh as ever, but I’m not sure what Witney’s doing. It looks like she’s in the middle of those Night at the Roxbury guys.

Despite Witney’s lack of Carlton finesse, she and Alfonso scored four perfect 10s for their efforts, easily winning the night. Then, they took a cab back to Bel-Air. It had a license plate that said “fresh” and some dice in the mirror.


The Question of the Month for October (& How I Came To Think of It)

Wishing all of you who mark this holiday a good day and an easy fast. G’mar Hatimah Tovah.” (“May You Be Sealed for a Good Year (in the Book of Life).”

This was a Question of the Month a few years ago and it came up in discussion today. You see, a friend posted this photo of my granddaughter here: on ( BabyVote.com. Dylan Clara Barohn

You’ll notice she’s wearing a U2 onesie that her mom, my daughter Ruth, bought for her. My friend asked me where Ruth got the outfit and I said I guess on a U2 website. So, she asked, are the any for other artists, like Sir Tom? I said, “well, when you click on the “shop” link on the homepage of OFFICIAL Tom Jones the page comes up and it says: Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 7.49.54 PM

It’s said that for a few years now. So the TJI.com Question of the Month is:

If Management were to actually have a shop on their website, what would you like them to have in it?

Last time the question was aksed the responses had lots of intimate items. Can we be more original this time? (And, of course, feel free to click here and vote:))

Sir Tom & Ed Sheeran in Australia This Weekend

Three videos of Sir Tom and Ed Sheeran in Australia this weekend.The shortest one is at the top. The one in the middle is longer and the bottom one is the longest.
Sir Tom comes in at 9:34 of the middle video.