MUSIC NEWS - The surviving members of the pop music faves, The Monkees have announced a concert tour for this summer. The 24 show run will have the group cover a wide range of cities, from a first stop in Port Chester, New York, on July 15, to their last gig in Portland, OR, on August 18.
Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, who lost their bandmate Davy Jones back in February 2012, played a reunion tour at the end of that year and the response was "euphoric," Dolenz told Rolling Stone magazine. "It was pretty apparent there was a demand for another one."
The 2013 tour is named "A Midsummer's Night with the Monkees," will highlight the made-for-TV group's hits in chronological order. The shows will begin with early favorites like "I'm A Believer" and work through material from their later albums. While last year's reunion tour often honored Jones' memory, "A Midsummer's Night With the Monkees" won't be quite as reflective.
"This time we probably won't lean so heavily on the David situation," Dolenz told the music media. "I think we have to move on. Everybody has to move on. He'll always be remembered and cknowledged, but possibly not as much as on that particular tour. We will, of course, still perform 'Daydream Believer' and all the other hits."
Tickets for "A Midsummer's Night with the Monkees" go on sale May 3.
THE MONKEES 2013 Tour Itinerary-
15: Port Chester, NY, The Capitol Theatre
16: Boston, MA, Citi Performing Arts Center
17: Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre
19: Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre At Westbury
20: Philadelphia, PA, The Mann Center
21: Washington, DC, The Warner Theatre
23: Raleigh, NC, Memorial Auditorium
24: Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
26: St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
27: Boca Raton, FL, Mizner Park Amphitheatre
28: Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
31: Austin, TX, The Long Center
1: Houston, TX, Arena Theatre
2: Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre
3: Tulsa, OK, Brady Theater
5: Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre
9: Mesa, AZ, Mesa Arts Center
10: Henderson, NV, Green Valley Events Center
11: San Diego, CA, Humphreys
12: Long Beach, CA, Terrace Theatre
14: Saratoga, CA, Mountain Winery
15: Napa, CA, Uptown Theatre
17: Seattle, WA, Benaroya Hall
18: Portland, OR, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall