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Monkees Tour 2012: Surviving Monkees Announce US Tour Dates


It’s official: The Monkees will be touring in 2012.

Less than one year after the death of legendary frontman Davy Jones, the surviving members of The Monkeees will join forces to perform a 12-date tour across the United States.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, the upcoming shows will be the first time since 1997 that the Monkees’ members Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork have played together live.

“This seems like a good time to do this — the right time,” Nesmith said in a statement.

During the tour, which kicks off at Escondido’s California Center for the Arts on November 8 and finishes at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on December 2, The Monkees will perform a selection of their biggest hits and deeper cuts from their first five albums as well as music from their film Head and their TV series.

Jones will be saluted “in the show’s multimedia content,” according to a statement released on the band’s Facebook page.

A full listing of The Monkees 2012 tour dates and locations can be seen below:

8 — California Center for the Arts Escondido, Calif.
9 — The Arlington Theatre Santa Barbara, Calif.
10 — Greek Theatre Los Angeles
11 — Flint Center for the Performing Arts Cupertino, Calif.
15 — State Theatre Minneapolis
16 — The Chicago Theatre Chicago
17 — Lakewood Civic Auditorium Cleveland
18 — The Center For The Arts Buffalo, N.Y.
29 — Keswick Theatre Philadelphia
30 — State Theatre Regional Arts Center New Brunswick, N.J.

1 — The Paramount Huntington, N.Y.
2 — The Beacon Theatre New York

IQ Readers: Are you a fan of The Monkees? Do you plan on catching one of the band’s performances during their upcoming tour? Let us know your all-time favorite Monkees tune in the comment section below.

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11 Responses to “Monkees Tour 2012: Surviving Monkees Announce US Tour Dates”

  1. Peter Quincy

    Talk about cashing in on the death of Davy Jones. Shameless!

  2. Anonymous

    Before the flaming starts…

    This tour, or one very similar to it, was in the works WHILE DAVY JONES WAS ALIVE. It was a buzz among fans of the group that there were fairly serious plans for a tour that would celebrate the anniversary of the four truly 'becoming a band' with the release of the album 'Headquarters'.

    These are three gentlemen who are career musicians. After facing the emotionally devastating loss of 'one of their brothers', they have decided to come together to make music. If this were a 'cash-in' you could bet that the venues would be larger than The Beacon Theater in NY, and there would have been WAY more advance hype.

    Cut these guys some slack, folks.

  3. Brian T Marchese

    Looking forward to seeing a Monkees show that's about guys acting their age and playing instruments, and not feeling the need to wear sleeveless glittery shirts and do dance steps. Only about 15% of their music was bubblegum. Hopefully, Tork, Dolenz and Nesmith will finally get to air their quality and experimental singer/songwriter material that was always either buried or released on collections 30 years later. With all due respect to Jones, he almost never had a kind word for Nesmith–always feeling the need to point out that he'd gotten fat and that no one cared whether or not he was a country rock pioneer.
    I will say, however, that I was in quite a dark mood for weeks after Davy's death. This I think, will be a celebration of life, love and music.

  4. Amy Biz

    Give me break! U shouldn't go to this after all those years with nesmith giving an attitude! BS!!

  5. Lisa Jorgensen

    I LOVE Valleri!
    And I'm also very disappointed at the ticket ordeal for the Lakewood, OH show. :(
    Mike Nesmith was always my fave.

  6. Edward Michno

    this is great to all monkees fans don't cause any boycotts we all miss davey but keep in mind he would want this monkees tour and wish them the best I know that davey would want the monkees to continue so no talk of boycott this is very unfair to the rest of the band.

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