Tom Jones Newcastle Arena 2000

Tom Jones Newcastle Arena 2000
tomtix I’ve only ever seen Tom Jones once in concert, at Newcastle Arena in November 2000. I have, however, always rated him as a great R&B vocalist, and have all his early 1960s albums on vinyl. I went along to see Tom with Marie and we arrived late for this gig, as earlier in the evening we went along to see Laura perform at a school concert. There was no support; with Tom performing two sets, and we arrived during the interval, missing his first spot. Tom is at his best when he is singing the blues and those great 60s hits, such as Green Green Grass of Home, Its Not Unusual, and Delilah. tomprog Setlist was something like: Turn on Your Love Light; Burning Down the House; Ain’t That a Lot of Love; With These Hands; Delilah; She’s a Lady; Hard to Handle; Sometimes We Cry; Motherless Child; Flat Broke And Boosted; Shakey Ground; If I Only Knew; Mama Told Me Not to Come. Interval. Set Two: Give Me One Reason; I’m Never Gonna Fall In Love Again; Walking In Memphis; Green, Green Grass of Home; What’s New Pussycat?; You Can Leave Your Hat On; Midnight Hour; Hold on, I’m Coming; It’s Not Unusual. Encore: Are You Gonna Go My Way; Kiss; Sexbomb. Tom was in great voice and the crowd (mainly ladies of a certain age) all sang along and had a great time. The gig seems like yesterday, although it was thirteen years ago. Tom, of course, continues to perform and is as popular as ever. I’ll be watching him and Team Tom on the voice tonight 🙂

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