Following their sold out 2012 fall tour, Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork return to the concert stage this summer for a reprise. Because of the overwhelming demand from fans unable to see the limited run the trio undertook last November, The Monkees are bowing to popular demand, bringing their show to all new venues and markets this summer. Dubbed “A Midsummer’s Night With The Monkees,” the jaunt kicks off at Port Chester, New York’s Capitol Theatre on July 15 and wraps at Portland, Oregon’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on August 18.
Presale and VIP ticket packages for all shows will go on sale exclusively at www.monkees.com on May 1 at 10AM local time. VIP ticket packages will also include a copy of the upcoming deluxe edition of The Monkees Present, the next in the acclaimed series of Monkees reissues from Rhino Handmade. General on sales for all dates begin May 3.
Last year’s tour elicited raves from both fans and critics alike. “…Nothing could have prepared the uninitiated for the powerful concert the Monkees delivered…,” wrote Chrissie Dickinson in the Chicago Tribune, “It wasn't just a recap of the band's greatest hits. It was an emotionally disarming multimedia show that, for all its backward glance, felt fresh and electric.”
The trio’s setlist will feature a selection of their classic hits (such as “Last Train To Clarksville,” “I’m A Believer,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone”), deep cuts from their first five platinum albums (including some performed for the first time since the 1960’s) and fan favorites from the soundtrack to their cult film classic Head and their Emmy-award winning television series. Plus, a few surprises!
The show will encompass a full multimedia evening of music, rare films and one-of-a-kind photographs culled from the archives. Backed by the same stellar crew of musicians from their 2012 run, Nesmith, Dolenz, and Tork will also perform an unaccompanied set as a trio. This foray into tracks from their 1967 homespun #1 long player, Headquarters, is sure to be among the highlights of the upcoming dates.
In many cases, this tour will mark the first concerts from The Monkees to some areas of the United States in decades. Antenna TV, who air The Monkees series will (in conjunction with The Monkees and Rhino) run a national contest to send lucky winners to one of the shows on the tour.
A Midsummer’s Night With The Monkees 2013 Tour Dates
15 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
16 Citi Performing Arts Center Boston, MA
17 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
19 NYCB Theatre At Westbury Westbury, NY
20 The Mann Center Philadelphia, PA
21 The Warner Theatre Washington, DC
23 Memorial Auditorium Raleigh, NC
24 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
26 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL
27 Mizner Park Amphitheatre Boca Raton, FL
28 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
31 The Long Center Austin, TX
1 Arena Theatre Houston, TX
2 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie, TX
3 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK
5 Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
9 Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ
10 Green Valley Events Center Henderson, NV
11 Humphreys San Diego, CA
12 Terrace Theatre Long Beach, CA
14 Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
15 Uptown Theatre Napa, CA
17 Benaroya Hall Seattle, WA
18 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR