Following a highly successful 2012 Fall tour, the surviving members of the Monkees (Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork) are reuniting again for a fairly extensive tour that will see them trek across the US for 24 dates this Summer. A Midsummer’s Night With the Monkees begins July 15th at Port Chester’s recently reopened Capitol Theatre and will finish just over a month later in Portland, OR at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on August 18th.
The Monkees will perform their material chronologically: starting with early hits like “Last Train to Clarksville” and “I’m a Believer” before moving on to their 1967 LP Headquarters and closing with their final albums before Michael Nesmith‘s departure in 1970. The return of Nesmith to the Fall 2012 tour created buzz and excitement among fans, adding to its success.
“That went a long way towards convincing him that people do want to see him again and hear his songs,” said Dolenz.
The Fall 2012 and Summer 2013 tours are also the first without Davy Jones, who passed away in February 2012 of a severe heart attack due to atherosclerosis at the age of 66. Jones’s legacy was one the Monkees relied on heavily during the Fall tour, but Dolenz says that won’t be the case this Summer.
“This time we probably won’t lean so heavily on the David situation,” Dolenz remarks. “I think we have to move on… He’ll always be remembered and acknowledged, but possibly not as much as on that particular tour.”
Tickets for the A Midsummer’s Night With the Monkees tour go on sale May 3rd.
Complete tour dates:
07/15 | Port Chester, N.Y. | Capitol Theatre
07/16 | Boston, Mass. | Citi Performing Arts Center
07/17 | Red Bank, N.J. | Count Basie Theatre
07/19 | Westbury, N.Y. | NYCB Theatre
07/20 | Philadelphia, Penn. | Mann Music Theatre
07/21 | Washington, D.C. | Warner Theatre
07/23 | Raleigh, N.C. | Memorial Auditorium
07/24 | Nashville, Tenn. | Ryman Auditorium
07/26 | St. Augustine, Fla. | St. Augustine Amphitheatre
07/27 | Boca Raton, Fla. | Mizner Park Amphitheatre
07/28 | Clearwater, Fla. | Ruth Eckerd Hall
07/31 | Austin, Texas | Long Center
08/01 | Houston, Texas | Arena Theatre
08/02 | Grand Prairie, Texas | Verizon Theatre
08/03 | Tulsa, Okla. | Brady Theater
08/05 | Denver, Colo. | Paramount Theatre
08/09 | Mesa, Ariz. | Mesa Arts Center
08/10 | Henderson, Nev. | Green Valley Events Center
08/11 | San Diego, Calif. | Humphreys
08/12 | Long Beach, Calif. | Terrace Theatre
08/14 | Saratoga, Calif. | Mountain Winery
08/15 | Napa, Calif. | Uptown Theatre
08/17 | Seattle, Wash. | Benaroya Hall
08/18 | Portland, Ore. | Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
— EJ Judge, WCBS-FM, New York