are set to kick off an autumn tour beginning November 8 at Escondido, California's Center for the Arts. The 12-city trek wraps up on December 2 at New York's Beacon Theater.
The performances will be the first the band has undertaken since the death of singer Davy Jones
, who passed away in February. Plans call for Jones to be saluted in the show's multimedia context. The group will perform as a trio composed of surviving members Micky Dolenz
, Peter Tork
and Michael Nesmith
Remarkably, the dates mark the first instance in which Nesmith has participated in a Monkees tour in the US since 1969. "This seems like a good time to do this the right time,"
says Nesmith. "Who knows when we will get another chance?"
11/08 - Escondido, CA - California Center for the Arts
11/09 - Santa Barbara, CA - The Arlington Theatre
11/10 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
11/11 - Cupertino, CA - Flint Center for the Performing Arts
11/15 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
11/16 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre
11/17 - Cleveland, OH - Lakewood Civic Auditorium
11/18 - Buffalo, NY - The Center for the Arts
11/29 - Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theatre
11/30 - New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre Regional Arts Center
12/01 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
12/02 - New York, NY - The Beacon Theatre
Thanks for the report to Russell Hall