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
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