In the Monkees’ case, the old adage of “death brings people together” seems to ring true.
Following the death of Monkees vocalist Davy Jones back in February due to heart attack, the band’s surviving members will kick off a 12-city tour this November. It marks the first tour following Jones’ death, as well as the first Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith have played together since 1997. Nesmith has not taken part in the Monkees’ more recent tours, last performing on a brief Monkees tour of the UK in 1997.
The tour kicks off November 8th in Escondido, California, and wraps less than a month later at New York’s Beacon Theatre. According to a release, fans can expect to hear Monkees hits, as well as as music from their TV series and trippy 1968 film, Head. There will be a multimedia tribute to Jones incorporated into the live show.
When WCBS-FM caught up with Dolenz back in June, he said the group “still all kind of reeling” from Jones’ death. “I’m still dedicating part of the show to his memory,” he added.
Monkees’ Tour Dates:
11/8 Escondido, CA – California Center for the Arts
11/9 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
12/1 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
12/2 New York, NY – The Beacon Theatre