Tom Jones Edinburgh: Princes Street Gardens concert stage times, support, setlist and how to get there
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The Welsh treasure, whose career has spanned six decades, will play two open-air shows at the Ross Bandstand in Princes Steet Gardens on Wednesday (August 10) and Thursday (August 11).
No stranger to Edinburgh, having played several huge gigs in the Capital over the years, Sir Tom has sold over 100 million records worldwide, and enjoyed dozens of Top 40 hits.
Last year, shortly after his 80th birthday, he became the oldest man to top the UK album chart.
Surrounded By Time, his 41st studio album, also gave him his fourth number one – and his first since 1999’s Reload.
It features 12 covers – although Sir Tom is not fond of the word – ranging from the psychedelic (The Windmills Of Your Mind) to the epic (Bob Dylan’s One More Cup Of Coffee) and the heartbreakingly personal I Won’t Crumble With You If You Fall, a tribute to his late wife Linda, who died of cancer in April 2016 at the age of 75.
Fans can expect to hear tracks from Surrounded By Time in Edinburgh this week, alongside classics such as It's Not Unusual, What's New Pussycat, Delilah, Green, Green Grass of Home, She's a Lady, Kiss, and Sex Bomb.
Who is the support act?
The Shires are a British country music duo made up of singer-songwriters Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes.
The band have supported other acts including Little Big Town, The Corrs, and Carrie Underwood.
Their debut single Nashville Grey Skies was released in 2014.
What are the stage times?
The exact stage times are still to be confirmed.
Gates open – 6pm
Curfew – 10:45pm
While it’s impossible to predict exactly what tracks Sir Tom will perform, setlists from the singer's recent outdoor gigs included the following…
I'm Growing Old
Not Dark Yet
What's New Pussycat?
It's Not Unusual
The Windmills of Your Mind
Green, Green Grass of Home
One More Cup of Coffee
Talking Reality Television Blues
I Won't Crumble with You If You Fall
Tower of Song
You Can Leave Your Hat On
If I Only Knew
One Hell of a Life
Are tickets still available?
Some tickets are still available for the shows. can be purchased here
Cash will not be accepted at any bars, box office, or merchandise points, only chip and pin or contactless payments. There will be no ATMs onsite.
No under 5s. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult 21 and over (1 adult minimum per 4 persons under 16).
There are two main entrances to the site:
- Princes Street at The Mound to the East of the site
- Princes Street at St Cuthbert Parish Church to the West of the site
- Please familiarise yourself with the site layout here.
- The Box Office is located at the entrance on The Mound.
- Please utilise either entrance when you arrive.
- Chairs, umbrellas, bags larger than A3, and more are prohibited from the site.
Fans are reminded there is no parking onsite at Princes Street Gardens.
There are many bus operators who pick up and drop off nearby Princes Street Gardens
Edinburgh Waverley and Edinburgh Haymarket train stations are a short walk away from Princes Street Gardens - www.scotrail.co.uk