The Monkees to Perform With Michael Nesmith for First Time in 15 Years
Six months after the sudden death of Davy Jones, the band's surviving members announce a 12-date tour kicking off in November.
Six months after the sudden death of The Monkees’ Davy Jones, the band’s three surviving members, Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, are reuniting for a 12-date fall tour. It will mark the first time in 15 years that Nesmith has performed with the group.
The trek kicks off Nov. 8 at Center for the Arts in Escondido, Calif., and wraps Dec. 2 at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.
According to a press release from Rhino Records, the shows will feature “a selection of their classic hits, deep cuts from their first five platinum albums (including some performed for the first time since the 1960s) and fan favorites from the soundtrack to their cult film classic Head and their Emmy-winning television series.”
Also planned: multimedia content including rarely seen films and photographs as well as a salute to the late Jones, who died Feb. 29 of a heart attack.
Nesmith, who has been largely absent from music but is active in the tech industry, has reunited with the group over the years -- most recently at a private show to promote the 1997 album album Justus -- but the last tour to feature Nesmith was in 1969. Upon Jones' death, Nesmith wrote on his Facebook page, "David’s spirit and soul live well in my heart, among all the lovely people, who remember with me the good times, and the healing times, that were created for so many, including us. I have fond memories."
See the full list of tour dates below:
Nov. 8 -- California Center for the Arts, Escondido, Calif.
Nov. 9 -- The Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Nov. 10 -- Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
Nov. 11 -- Flint Center for the Performing Arts, Cupertino, Calif.
Nov. 15 -- State Theatre, Minneapolis
Nov. 16 -- The Chicago Theatre, Chicago
Nov. 17 -- Lakewood Civic Auditorium, Cleveland
Nov. 18 -- The Center for the Arts, Buffalo, N.Y.
Nov. 29 -- Keswick Theatre, Philadelphia
Nov. 30 -- State Theatre Regional Arts Center, New Brunswick, N.J.
Dec. 1 -- The Paramount, Huntington, N.Y.
Dec. 2 -- The Beacon Theatre, New York City