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Jones cancels shows due to illness

Thursday, April 26, 2012 – George Jones is recuperating from upper respiratory infection and continues to rest at his Franklin, Tenn. home, forcing the cancellation of nine shows. Most of the concerts were in Canada.

Although, George is doing much better, doctors are ordering mandatory recovery time forcing all tour dates through May 20th, including the entire Canadian run to be postponed," a press release said. Jones was hospitalized for several days earlier this month.

Earlier this month, a web site said the intent was to return to performing on April 20.

Canceled dates are:

April 28 Caruthersville, Mo, Lady Luck Casino

May 11 Pembroke, Ont., Pembroke Memorial Centre

May 12 Rama, Ont., Casino Rama

May 13 Kahnawake, QC, Kahnawake Sports Complex

May 15 Halifax, NS Halifax Forum

May 16 Woodstock, NB, Carlton Civic Centre

May 18 Bouctouche, NB, Civic Centre

May 19 New Glasgow, NS, New Glasgow Stadium

May 20 Yarmouth, NS, Mariner Centre


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