Trek starts in September 2021
Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees will embark on their farewell tour in September 2021. Commemorating 55 years of Monkeemania, the tour will embrace major markets in North America through the fall, launching on September 11th in Seattle and ending back where it all began in Los Angeles at The Greek Theater on November 14th.
Their critically acclaimed concerts feature the voice of Dolenz (who sang The Monkees’ biggest hits: “I’m A Believer,” “Last Train To Clarksville,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone”) and the group’s primary songwriter, Nesmith (who wrote such classics as “Mary, Mary,” “Papa Gene’s Blues,” “You Just May Be The One” and “Listen To The Band,” to name but a few).
Tickets and VIP packages for some dates of The Monkees Farewell Tour are on sale now, with more going on sale later this week. Most shows will not have VIP Soundchecks as they have in the past.
The Monkees Farewell Tour will feature songs that span the band’s entire career – from their 1966 self-titled debut album to 2016’s Good Times! Their most recent release, The Monkees – The Mike & Micky Show Live, was issued in April 2020 and became their 17th Billboard charting album release. In addition to their hits, their farewell shows will spotlight songs featured on their Emmy-winning TV series (“The Girl I Knew Somewhere,” “You Told Me,” “Randy Scouse Git,” “Goin’ Down” and “For Pete’s Sake”) as well as music from their feature film Head (“Circle Sky” and “As We Go Along”). Plus, some rarely performed deep cuts (such as “Auntie’s Municipal Court”) and tracks from their most-recent studio album (“Me & Magdelena” and “Birth Of An Accidental Hipster”).
This farewell tour will mark the end of a unique project that began in 1965 when four young men were cast in a television show about a struggling rock band that was inspired by the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night. Few could have predicted the impact The Monkees would have on music and pop culture at large, one that still reverberates more than 50 years later.
The Monkees Farewell Tour:
Sept 11 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Sept 14 – Sacramento, CA @ The Crest Theatre
Sept 15 – San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic
Sept 17 – Riverside, CA @ Fox Performing Arts Center
Sept 18 – El Cajon, CA @ The Magnolia
Sept 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
Sept 24 – Dallas, TX @ The Majestic Theatre
Sept 25 – San Antonio, TX @ The Tobin Center for Performing Arts
Sept 28 – The Woodlands, TX @ Dosey Doe
Sept 29 – The Woodlands, TX @ Dosey Doe
Oct 2 – Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theatre
Oct 6 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Oct 7 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
Oct 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall
Oct 10 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Orlando
Oct 12 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
Oct 13 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Oct 15 – Biloxi, MS @ IP Casino Resort & Spa
Oct 16 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
Oct 19 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Center
Oct 20 – Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct 22 – Bethlehem, PA @ Wind Creek Event Center
Oct 23 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Ocean Casino Resort – Ovation Hall
Oct 24 – New York, NY @ The Town Hall
Oct 26 – Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 28 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Oct 29 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Oct 30 – Medford, MA @ Chevalier Theatre
Nov 1 – Greensburg, PA @ The Palace Theatre
Nov 2 – Detroit, MI @ Cathedral Theatre at Masonic Temple
Nov 6 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Riverside Theater
Nov 9 – St Charles, MO @ Family Arena
Nov 10 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Nov 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre