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’Listen to the Band!’ The Monkees are coming to Jacksonville’s Florida Theatre

May 31, 2011 by  
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Florida and South Georgia folks are in for a definite treat, as The Monkees are scheduled to perform next Monday, June 6th, at the historic Florida Theatre in Jacksonville. Showtime is at 8 p.m., with the concert set to last approximately 2.5 hours, including a brief intermission.

Comprising heartthrob Davy Jones on lead vocals/percussion/acoustic guitar/, drummer/guitarist/lead vocalist Micky Dolenz, all-around musician Peter Tork on guitar/bass/banjo/keyboards/French horn, and an eight-piece backing ensemble (largely from Davy’s live band), the tour is entitled “An Evening With The Monkees – The 45th Anniversary Tour.”

Jacksonville will be The Monkees’ fourth stop on the North American leg of the 30-city tour. All the band’s greatest hits will be on display, including “Last Train To Clarksville,” “I’m A Believer” (revived by Smash Mouth in the animated blockbuster Shrek), “Daydream Believer,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” and “Valleri.”

True fans of the band will rejoice at the inclusion of the complete Head album in Jacksonville. Never performed in concert by the band, the 1968 cult film was co-written by one Jack Nicholson. It successfully debunked The Monkees’ cooker-cutter image, confused the teenyboppers, and performed poorly at the box office, yet it is now seen as a minor classic.

Many album cuts and lesser singles are also part of the setlist (sequenced by Davy Jones), and at 40 songs and a 20-minute intermission, there should be something for everybody. These include “What Am I Doing Hangin’ ‘Round,” “Listen to the Band,” “Goin’ Down,” “For Pete’s Sake,” “Mary, Mary,” and “I Wanna Be Free.”

Last week the band completed a highly successful two-week tour of the UK at notable venues such as Liverpool’s Echo Arena and London’s Royal Albert Hall. Being their first tour in ten years, reviews have been generally good, with fans overjoyed to see them.



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3 Responses to “’Listen to the Band!’ The Monkees are coming to Jacksonville’s Florida Theatre”
  1. desilu1977 says:

    I will be attending this show ! YEA! this will be my second time seeing them in Jacksonville , the first one was on 3/4/01 I am excited to see this show I saw the above where it said it will last 2.5 hours I don’t remember the last show being this long hope this show is as good as the reviews say.

  2. rocky1 says:

    i was their and it was awesome .meet and great afterwards .i ended up with the drum sticks micky played with .given to me by the drummer .they have the best band ever…i will post pictures in a few days …..

  3. carly says:

    I was there at the Jacksonville show and I had a wonderful awesome time! When Peter did Auntie G. I just started yelling cause I knew he had done it but there is nothing like seeing it in person. My daughter was there too-she was the reason I was there since the concert was my surprize Mom’s present from her since she knew I had always wanted to see them but never had had the chance.To me though, the best part was when the guys sang Shades Of Gray.I had tears in my eyes-to me the words of this song mean just as much today as when the Monkees first did it.I found myself wondering if these wonderful,awesome guys really realize how great they really are! I could have sat there another 2+hours and just listened to them and be perfectly content with the biggest smile on my face.I even now have the words to Shades of Gray in a frame and hanging on my kitchen wall.It really meant the world to me to be able to be part of this. Davy,Mickey and Peter you made this sixty-year old’s night in Jacksonville!

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