Hey, hey, the Monkees are coming to town. The 1960s rock band, the Monkees, announced their summer "A Midsummer’s Night With the Monkees" U.S. tour on their website Monday.
Surviving group members Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork will begin their 24-city tour beginning on July 15. The tour will kick off with a show in Port Chester, N.Y., and finish on Aug. 18 in Portland, Ore.
The band, which toured the U.S. in 2012, said they’re bringing back their stage show due to popular demand.
“The reaction to the last tour was euphoric,” band member Micky Dolenz told Rolling Stone. “It was pretty apparent that there was a demand for another one.”
The show will be a tribute to the band's career by playing their hit songs in chronological order from “I’m a Believer” to “Listen to the Band” while displaying archived videos and photographs that tell the story of their history.
The band currently only has plans to tour in the U.S., but they did leak the idea of touring other countries in the near future.
“I can be frank and tell you we are thinking about taking it everywhere,” said Dolenz. “There’s always been interest in Japan, Eurasia, Australia and New Zealand. There’s a huge fan base in South America and Brazil in specific, which we’ve never tapped into. There is also talk about Europe and the U.K."
The group’s 2012 tour marked the band's first performance since the loss of Davy Jones, an original member of the band, after he died from a heart attack in February 2012 at the age of 66. Despite the loss of an integral member of their group, Dolenz said the show must go on.
“This time we probably won’t lean so heavily on the David situation. I think we have to move on. Everyone has to move on,” said Dolenz, who said the band will play the late musician’s hit song on which he sang lead, “Daydream Believer,” in tribute.
Tickets for the “A Midsummer’s Night With the Monkees” tour go on sale May 3.
The Monkees Summer U.S. Tour Dates & Cities:
July 15—The Capitol Theatre—Port Chester, NY
July 16—Citi Performing Arts Center—Boston, MA
July 17—Count Basic Theatre—Red Bank, NJ
July 19—NYCB Theatre At Westbury—Westbury, NY
July 20—The Mann Center—Philadelphia, PA
July 21—The Warner Theatre—Washington, DC
July 23—Memorial Auditorium—Raleigh, NC
July 24—Ryman Auditorium—Nashville, TN
July 26—St. Augustine Amphitheatre—St. Augustine, FL
July 27—Mizner Park Amphitheatre—Boca Raton, FL
July 28—Ruth Eckerd Hall—Clearwater, FL
July 31—The Long Center—Austin, TX
Aug 1—Arena Theatre—Houston, TX
Aug 2—Verizon Theatre—Grand Prairie, TX
Aug 3—Bradly Theater—Tulsa, OK
Aug 5—Paramount Theater—Denver, CO
Aug 9—Mesa Arts Center—Mesa, AZ
Aug 10—Green Valley Events Center—Henderson, NNV
Aug 11—Humphreys Concerts By The Way—San Diego, CA
Aug 12—Terrace Theater—Long Beach, CA
Aug 14—Mountain Winery—Saratoga, CA
Aug 15—Uptown Theatre—Napa, CA
Aug 17—Benaroya Hall—Seattle, WA
Aug 18—Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall—Portland, OR
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