The Monkees 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, Gibson