Tom Jones took to the stage at the House of Blues, Chicago as the barrage of women’s underwear started flying up onto the stage.

Sir Tom Jones‘ shows are synonymous with women throwing their underwear on the stage for him. It is an age-old tradition which has followed him these years and does not appear to be showing any signs of stopping.

In true icon style, Jones had the House of Blues packed and bursting at the seams for the sold-out show, as he fired out hit after hit for the screaming and adoring fans. He joked that the last time he was in town, he had black hair, but the audience just seemed excited to see him.

He blasted out his renowned hits, such as “What’s New Pussycat?” and “It’s Not Unusual,” but it was “Delilah” and “You Can Leave Your Hat On” that had the venue erupting, as the Full Monty theme had him seductively removing his jacket, much to the delight of the women in the audience.

When Jones first took the stage, it was just himself and three band members, but as the setlist progressed, the size of the band grew eventually becoming a nine-piece extravaganza, even including a sousaphone.

This show was everything you would expect from a Tom Jones show and more. At 76 years old, he is still every bit the showman and does not look like he’s going to slow down anytime soon. He showed off his versatility and diversity across musical genres, singing “Green, Green Grass of Home” as well as the likes of “Sex Bomb.”

The North American tour for the Welsh man might be coming to end, and if tonight was anything to go by, it surely must be chalked up as a success.

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Event date: 03-Oct-2016

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Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!

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