The Monkees Announce Summer U.S. Tour Dates
Following the Monkees' string of tour dates with Michael Nesmith last fall, the group has announced a 24-show summer run, with surviving members Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork at the helm.
"A Midsummer's Night With the Monkees" kicks off on July 15 in Port Chester, N.Y., and will run through Aug. 18. Pre-sale ticket packages for all shows go on sale this Wednesday (May 1).
The Monkees' late 2012 reunion tour marked Nesmith's first U.S. shows with the group since 1970. Although last year's tour was highlighted by tributes to Davy Jones, who passed away in February 2012, Dolenz tells Rolling Stone that the group's set list will be slightly different this summer.
"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."
According to a press release, the upcoming shows will also encompass "rare films and one-of-a-kind photographs," along with the group's classic hits. The Monkees' last new album came in 1996, with "JustUs."
Here are the Monkees' upcoming U.S. tour dates:
July 15: Port Chester, NY (The Capitol Theatre)
July 16: Boston, MA (Citi Performing Arts Center)
July 17: Red Bank, NJ (Count Basie Theatre)
July 19: Westbury, NY (NYCB Theatre At Westbury)
July 20: Philadelphia, PA (The Mann Center)
July 21: Washington, DC (The Warner Theatre)
July 23: Raleigh, NC (Memorial Auditorium)
July 24: Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
July 26: St. Augustine, FL (St. Augustine Amphitheatre)
July 27: Boca Raton, FL (Mizner Park Amphitheatre)
July 28: Clearwater, FL (Ruth Eckerd Hall)
July 31: Austin, TX (The Long Center)
Aug. 1: Houston, TX (Arena Theatre)
Aug. 2: Grand Prairie, TX (Verizon Theatre)
Aug. 3: Tulsa, OK (Brady Theater)
Aug. 5: Denver, CO (Paramount Theatre)
Aug. 9: Mesa, AZ (Mesa Arts Center)
Aug. 10: Henderson, NV (Green Valley Events Center)
Aug. 11: San Diego, CA (Humphreys)
Aug. 12: Long Beach, CA (Terrace Theatre)
Aug. 14: Saratoga, CA (Mountain Winery)
Aug. 15: Napa, CA (Uptown Theatre)
Aug. 17: Seattle, WA (Benaroya Hall)
Aug. 18: Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)