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George Jones finishes touring career with star-studded final show

Country legend George Jones has revealed the final dates of his last tour, including a final show featuring special guests like Dierks Bentley and Josh Turner. // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Country legend George Jones has revealed the final dates of his last tour, including a final show featuring special guests like Dierks Bentley and Josh Turner.

The 81-year-old musician's "Grand Tour" is far-reaching, beginning with a March 15 performance in Joliet, IL, and extending through a final concert Nov. 22 in Nashville. That bittersweet event will include appearances by Dierks Bentley, Josh Turner, Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, The Oak Ridge Boys, Sam Moore, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Lorrie Morgan, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker and Gene Watson. More stars will be announced, according to a press release.

"Being joined by so many incredible singers while doing what I love will be truly heartwarming," Jones stated in the release. "It's shaping up to be more than I expected or could have ever imagined."

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Tickets for the Nashville finale are available now via Ticketmaster, while ticketing information for the remaining dates is available at Jones' website.

The musician also intends to release one more studio album, which will likely feature songs penned by Dolly Parton, according to a press release. No word yet on when that collection might hit retailers.

"The Grand Tour" will cap off more than 50 years of touring for Jones, who holds the title of second best-selling country artist of all time, according to a press release.

 tour dates and tickets

March 2013
15 - Joliet, IL - Rialto Square Theater
16 - Muncie, IN - Emens Auditorium
22 - Chattanooga, TN - Memorial Auditorium
23 - Evansville, IN - The Centre

April 2013
5 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
6 - Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Coliseum
19 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theater
20 - Salem, VA - Salem Civic Center
27 - Huntsville, AL - Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

May 2013
17 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
18 - Spartanburg, SC - Memorial Auditorium

June 2013
1 - North Tonawanda, NY - Riviera Theater
2 - Lancaster, PA - American Music Theatre
14 - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
15 - Albuquerque, NM - Route 66 Casino
28 - Rome, GA - The Forum
29 - Columbus, GA - Civic Center

July 2013
13 - Bossier City, LA - Margaritaville Casino
26 - Pittsburgh, PA - Palace Theater
27 - Cherokee, NC - Harrah's Casino

August 2013
2 - Columbus, OH - Ohio State Fair
3 - Watertown, NY - Watertown Fairgrounds Arena
22 - Penn Forest, PA - Penns Peak
23 - Myrtle Beach, SC - Alabama Theater

September 2013
13 - Biloxi, MS - IP Casino
14 - Marksville, LA - Paragon Casino
27 - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino
28 - Milwaukee, WI - Potawatomi Casino

October 2013
11 - Branson, MO - Oak Ridge Boys Theater
25 - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino
26 - Bowling Green, KY - Sky Performing Arts Center

November 2013
9 - Grant, OK - Choctaw Event Center
10 - Branson, MO - Oak Ridge Boys Theater
22 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena

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