Tom Jones is set to return to Cork this summer. Playing Live at The Marquee on June 11th 2022.
The Legendary singer had his first single, 1965’s Chills And Fever, failed to get the underwear flying, but his follow-up, It’s Not Unusual, reached the top of the charts in 13 countries. Hits including the Burt Bacharach-penned What’s New Pussycat? followed, but some perhaps failing to see beyond his sexy gyrations began to tune out. Producer Mills smartly retooled Tom’s playboy image replacing his open-to-the-waist shirts and hip-hugging pants with tuxedos and the swinger was soon back atop the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with 1966’s Green, Green Grass Of Home.
Sir Tom is indeed a living legend, one of the few musical artists whose profession began at the dawn of modern popular music who continues to have a vital recording and performing career to this day. His irresistible show traverses musical eras and genres, cuts across class divides and appeals to young and old, male and female, mainstream and cutting edge. Sir Tom has always been about the power of the song, the power of the voice.