The Monkees announces 24 date American tour

The Monkees is one of many legendary acts that are hitting the road this summer.  The group has announced a 24-date American tour called A Midsummer’s Night with the Monkees which begins July 15th in Port Chester, NY and wraps August 18th in Portland, OR.  It will feature surviving members Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork.  Original member Davy Jones passed away in February 2012.

Rolling Stone reports that each “show will present the Monkees’ songs in chronological order, utilizing archival video and photographs to tell their story.”  Last Train To Clarksville and I’m A Believer will be featured early on before wrapping with their final albums Pleasant Valley Sunday and Listen To The Band.

The group launched a reunion tour late last year with all three surviving members which marked the first American shows with Nesmith since he left in 1970.  Dolenz told Rolling Stone that the tour was so successful, they had to do it again.

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

Dolenz expects the tour to continue beyond the summer even though nothing is confirmed.

The tour is presented by Live Nation and tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday through Ticketmaster.  No pricing information was available at press time.

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7/15 – Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
7/16 – Citi Performing Arts Center – Boston, MA
7/17 – Count Basie Theatre – Red Bank, NJ
7/19 – NYCB Theatre at Westbury – Westbury, NY
7/20 – Mann Music Theatre –  Philadelphia, PA
7/21 – Warner Theatre – Washington, D.C.
7/23 – Memorial Auditorium – Raleigh, NC
7/24 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
7/26 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
7/27 – Mizner Park Amphitheatre – Boca Raton, FL
7/28 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL
7/31 – Long Center – Austin, TX
8/1 – Arena Theatre – Houston, TX
8/2 – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
8/3 – Brady Theater – Tulsa, OK
8/5 – Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO
8/9 – Mesa Arts Center – Mesa, AZ
8/10 – Green Valley Events Center – Henderson, NV
8/11 – Humphreys – San Diego, CA
8/12 – Terrace Theatre – Long Beach, CA
8/14 – Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA
8/15 – Uptown Theatre – Napa, CA
8/17 – Benaroya Hall – Seattle, WA
8/18 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR

Author: Buddy Iahn

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