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Monkees 2013 Summer Tour

April 30, 2013 | Commentary

By the start of the 1970s the Monkees had pretty much already run their course. But their music was still being played and for those who became a teen during their heyday their records were still part of the collection.

The Monkees have announced a 24 date 2013 Summer tour. But does it really matter now?

With the death of Davy Jones last year, in my opinion the Monkees died. Yes there are three remaining members Michael Nesmith, Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork, and for years Mike Nesmith hasn’t toured with the other members. But I don’t think his absent from the group is as important as that of Davy Jones.

Anyway I still hope that they have a successful tour.

Monkees announce tour dates for summer reunion shows

Monkees announce tour
April 29, 2013
By: Joann Scheffler
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The Monkees have announced the summer tour dates for their “A Midsummer’s Night with the Monkees” reunion tour. MSN reported on Monday, April 29 that Monkees’ band members Michael Nesmith, Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork will be hitting the road this July for a 24-date tour.

Mickey Dolenz stated during a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine,

“The reaction to the last tour was euphoric. It was pretty apparent there was a demand for another one.”

The Monkees’ reunion tour’s set list will include the bands hit songs in chronological order using video and personal photographs to tell the true story of the Monkees from the beginning.

The show will present the Monkees’ songs in chronological order, utilizing archival video and photographs to tell their story.

Fans will enjoy a walk down memory lane while listening to their all-time favorite classic hits such as “Last Train to Clarksville” and “I’m a Believer.”

In 2012 the Monkees’ tour include the group’s first American concerts with Michael Nesmith since he left the group in 1970.

“We always kept his songs in the set list,” stated Mickey Dolenz. “But when he sings the leads, it brings a whole different feel and dynamic to the band. … The two of us had such a nice blend on those early records. It was two-part harmonies like the Everly Brothers.”

Popular heart throb Monkee, Davy Jones, sadly, died in February of 2012, and the band’s last reunion tour following his death found the band paying tribute to him many times throughout the night.

“This time we probably won’t lean so heavily on the David situation,” says Dolenz. “I think we have to move on. Everybody has to move on. He’ll always be remembered and acknowledged, but possibly not as much as on that particular tour. We will, of course, still perform ‘Daydream Believer’ and all the other hits.”

As of 2012, their albums and singles have sold over 65 million copies worldwide.

The Monkee’s reunion tour tickets go on sale May 3.

The Monkee’s will be tour dates include:

7/15 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, N.Y.
7/16 Citi Performing Arts Center, Boston
7/17 Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, N.J.
7/19 NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, N.Y.
7/20 Mann Music Theatre, Philadelphia
7/21 Warner Theatre, Washington, D.C.
7/23 Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, N.C.
7/24 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn.
7/26 St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, Fla.
7/27 Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton, Fla.
7/28 Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Fla.
7/31 Long Center, Austin, Texas
8/1 Arena Theatre, Houston
8/2 Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas
8/3 Brady Theater, Tulsa, Okla.
8/5 Paramount Theatre, Denver
8/9 Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Ariz.
8/10 Green Valley Events Center, Henderson, Nev.
8/11 Humphreys, San Diego, Calif.
8/12 Terrace Theatre, Long Beach, Calif.
8/14 Mountain Winery, Saratoga, Calif.
8/15 Uptown Theatre, Napa, Calif.

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