Tom Jones adds 2nd Israel gig

Following high demand, legendary British singer to perform in Tel Aviv on October 28 in addition to October 26 concert

High demand for tickets for Tom Jones' upcoming Israel concert has prompted the legendary Welsh singer to add a second gig at Tel Aviv's Nokia Arena in October, Yedioth Ahronoth has learned.


Jones, 73, is considered one of Britain's biggest stars, selling more than 100 million albums throughout his career.


He will arrive in Israel as part of his current concert tour, which includes hits from his entire career as well as songs from his latest album. The producer of the Jones concert in Israel, Gad Oron, has announced that the scheduled October 26 gig will be joined by another one – on Monday, October 28.


Tom Jones made his breakthrough in the 1960s with his first hit, "It's Not Unusual." He adopted a flamboyant style which initially made record companies stay away, but Britain's small radio stations fell in love with the songs sent by his managers, and he quickly made his way to the mainstream: He sang the theme song for the James Bond film "Thunderball," and his hit "What's New Pussycat" was a huge success.


In 1968 Jones released the biggest hit in his career, "Delilah," which reached the top of the charts in many countries and became the singer's trademark. It was followed by many other hits like "She's a Lady", "Till", and "The Young New Mexican Puppeteer."


In the late 1960s Jones performed in Las Vegas, where he met Elvis Presley, and the two became good friends until Presley's death in 1977. In a recent interview to Yedioth Ahronoth, Jones said that if Elvis hadn't gotten into drugs, he may have performed with him in Israel.


Like most 1960s stars, Jones' popularity declined during the second half of the 1970s too, and his attempts to move to the country genre in the 1980s were not very successful either.


It was a successful cover of Prince's song "Kiss" that brought Jones back into business. In 1999, he released an album of duets with different stars and then one huge hit, "Sex Bomb," which put Jones back at the center of the global stage.


In 2006, Jones received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for his "services to music." Last year, he was cast as a coach on "The Voice UK" and released his latest album, "Spirit in the Room."



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