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From: Brad Waddell

Still no update on the Monkees “Official” Tour web site, but you get all of
the news right here!

This schedule should make most of you happy – except for us on the west
coast! I have gotten a lot of alert submissions about tour dates, this
should cover most of the news – thanks to all of you for the news while I
was traveling!



Monkee Business Fanzine Monkees News Update
updated May 5, 2001

The Monkees (Micky, Davy & Peter) will be resuming
their 2001 reunion tour for the summer months. The
following is a very early schedule for the guys’ 2001
summer tour from David Fishof Productions. DATES ARE
SUBJECT TO CHANGE—please confirm with the individual
venue and please contact the venue for ticket information.
MBF will issue further updates as we receive them from
David Fishof Presents. In between, you can check,, and www.ticket- for updates.

May 26, Great American Rib Cook-Off, Burke Lakefront
Airport, Cleveland, OH, 800-498-RACE,
May 27, WMMG-radio concert, Applebee’s Park,
Lexington, KY, 859-252-4487, 859-281-6644,
June 8, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO, 314-534-1111,
June 9, Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS, 913-371-7555
June 10, Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln, NE,
402-472-4747, 800-432-3231,
June 12, House of Blues, Chicago, IL, 312-923-2000
June 13, Embassy Centre, Fort Wayne, IN, 219-424-5665,
June 15, Red River Valley Fair, Fargo, ND, 701-282-2200
or 800-456-6408,
June 16, Midwest Wireless Civic Center, Mankato, MN,
June 17, Steamboat Days, Burlington, IA, 319-754-4334,
June 18, Nebraskaland Days, North Platte, NE,
302-532-7939, 888-313-5606,
June 20, TBA, Des Moines, IA
June 22, Country Jam USA, Grand Junction, CO, 800-
June 23, Greeley Independence Stampede, Greeley, CO,
June 24, TBA, Colorado Springs, CO
June 28, Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, 906-632-0530,
June 29, Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Sterling Heights, MI,
810-268-5100, 810-979-7010
June 30, IC Light Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, PA, 412-232-6200
July 1, Bryce Jordan Center, State College, PA, 800-863-3336,
July 12, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, 732-335-8698,
July 13, Cape Cod Melody Tent, Hyannis, MA, 508-775-9100,
July 14, Hatch Shell, The Esplanade, Boston, MA
July 15, Westbury Music Fair, Westbury, NY, 631-888-9000,
July 16, Westbury Music Fair, Westbury, NY, 631-888-9000,
July 20, Meadowbrook Farm Musical Arts Center, Gilford, NH.
July 21, Trump Marina, Atlantic City, NJ, 609-441-2000,
July 22, Wolf Trap Filene Center, Vienna, VA, 703-218-6500,
July 27, Barbara Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, FL,
941-481-4849, 800-440-7469,
July 28, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota, FL,
941-953-3368, 800-826-9303,

Tentative U.K. dates:
Oct. 20, Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, SCOTLAND
Oct. 21, Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, SCOTLAND
Oct. 22, Manchester Arena, Manchester, ENGLAND
Oct. 23, Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, ENGLAND
Oct. 24, Newcastle Arena, Newcastle, ENGLAND
Oct. 25, NEC, Birmingham, ENGLAND
Oct. 26, Wembley Arena, London, ENGLAND

Natural will reprise their appearance as the Monkees
“guest band” on the tour.

Peter’s band Shoe Suede Blues will play the following dates:

May 4, The Rusty Nail, Ardmore, PA, 610-649-6245
May 5, Club 66, Edgewood, MD, 410-676-8966
May 6, Fan Party at Club 66 in Edgewood, MD, 301-843-2448

Micky has several irons in the fire this year professionally—he directed a
movie in January—but he still finds time to tour with the Monkees and
in his own solo rock’n’roll show of Monkees hits and rock classics, backed
by his band and his sister Coco on vocals.

Micky Solo Dates
May 9, Potawatomi Casino, Milwaukee, WI, 800-PAYS-BIG
May 11, Sagamore Ballroom, Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis,
IN, 317-262-3410, with Peter Noone
May 19, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA, 404-223-8428, with Peter Noone and
the Grass Roots’ Rob Grill
August 25, Lincoln Park (Greyhound Dog Track), Lincoln, RI, free concert,
800-720-PARK, with Bobby Sherman & Peter Noone
Jan. 13-20, Costa Victoria cruise ship, sailing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL,
with Peter Noone and Paul Revere & The Raiders

Michael Nesmith is working on his movie, “Fried Pies”, a second novel, The
America Gene, and he has just moved his company Videoranch to Monterey,
Anchor Bay Entertainment is releasing some of Nez’s films on DVD for the
first time—“Tapeheads” and his concert video “Live at the Britt” are already
available, and “Timerider” is expected soon.
Nez’s company Videoranch has reissued his “Live at the Palais” concert album
on CD, complete with bonus tracks.
Check out for details and updates.

Rhino Records’ Handmade division has released a 3-CD set, “Headquarters
Sessions”, chronicling the making of the Monkees’ album “Headquarters”.
The compilation makes use of unreleased demos, backing tracks, studio chatter,
song fragments, and early versions of tracks. The complete track listing is
available at Rhino Handmade’s next project is a
collection of live concert recordings from the Monkees’ 1967 tour—it
is due to be released May 9 and can be ordered now at
On Feb. 13, 2001, Rhino retired the “Listen To The Band” Monkees 4-CD
boxed set and replaced it with “The Monkees Music Box”, an updated 4-CD
set which includes some unreleased alternate versions of Monkees
tunes from tapes which have surfaced since the release of the previous box
set. See for a detailed track listing.

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From: Kim

These are from and Please note that times are
listed for Eastern Daylight Saving time. As always, check your local listings.

My Two Dads – The Wedge
Type: Syndicated / Sitcom
Duration: 30 min
Description: Joey’s (Greg Evigan) visiting {rock star} friend (Davy Jones)
creates tension between Joey and Michael.
Airing: Fri 5/18/01 8:30am EDT on the USA channel

Invisible Mom 2
95 min.
A 12-year-old orphan (Justin Berfield) is accepted into a loving family
headed by a mother
(Dee Wallace Stone) with a talent for vanishing into thin air. Karl:
Barry Livingston. Olivia: Mary
Woronov. Bernard: Micky Dolenz.

Cast: Dee Wallace Stone, Justin Berfield, Barry Livingston, Mary
Woronov, Micky Dolenz
Rating: PG
Content: Violence
Category: Movie, Comedy
Director: Fred Olen Ray
Release Year: 1999

Show times
Date: Saturday, May 12 and Friday, May 18
Time: 7:15 am EDT and 8:30 am EDT
Channel: TMC


From: Davy’s Dream Web –

Davy’s Daydream Believers has been issued five copies of the
Just Me CD to be given away for FREE to five lucky fans. All you
have to do to win is go to
and sign up for their mailing list. Yep. That’s it! Five email
addresses will be chosen at random and contacted at the
address provided on the list. The drawing will be held on May

Good Luck to you all!!


From: Kyle Young

The Nesmith reissue of “Tropical Campfire’s” on spinART records has been
out of print. My local record dealer called me up when he heard about it
(back in November or December) and asked me if I wanted one. I asked him
to go ahead and order it for me, but then he got back to me about two weeks
later and said that they cancelled his order because they put it out of
print. I’m not sure if ANY sold, but if they did.. it’s quite a collectors
item right now.

Also, run to your local bookstore and pick up the new May 2001 issue of
“Discoveries” magazine for record and cd collectors. There is a full page
article on Nesmith. He is listed on the front page with the following
headline “Michael Nesmith – No Respect?” The article is pretty good, some
of the info is a little off, but over all, it is well written. The picture
is of Nesmith from the cover of “The Newer Stuff”. There is also a nice
article on the Buffalo Springfield and other “pre-country-rockers”. Very
appropriate to have a Nesmith article following that one!

Peace & Love!
~Kyle Young


From: Videoranch Foreman

Hello there!
Videoranch has just opened it’s Download Store. You can buy and immediately
download MP3s of unreleased Michael Nesmith tunes right now by going to:
We’ll be adding new items all the time.
We’re still working out some of the bugs, so if you have any difficulties,
please let us know by e-mailing or calling us toll
free at 1-866-727-2639 (outside US call 1-831-373-3100).
Have fun!
Sincerely yours,
Navajo Slim
Asst. to Bubba Crutch
8 Harris Court, Suite C1
Monterey, CA 93940
831-373-3103 fax
866-727-2639 toll free


From: ~Cin

Just thought I’d let everyone know that Micky’s concert with Peter Noone
at the Leelanau Sands Casino in Suttons Bay, MI for June 8 has been

My friends and I were planning on attending, and when we heard rumors
about a Monkees concert in St. Louis for that date, we called the casino
and found out that it was true — Micky had backed out of the casino
show to perform with the Monkees instead.


Doggett: “I never would have believed it, these stories about you…”
Mulder: “Really? What stories are those?”
Doggett: “That you could find a conspiracy at a church picnic.”
Mulder: “What church?”
~~ The X-Files, “Vienen”


From: Alicia

I thought you’d all like to read the article from Friday’s Asbury Park Press,
so here it is:

Opening for Peter Tork a dream come true
by Kelly-Jane Cotter, music writer

Alicia Van Sant, a die-hard fan of the Monkees, could really go
bananas over her band’s gig this Sunday.
Van Sant and her cohorts in the Wag will open for the Shoe Suede
Blues, a side project of Monkee Peter Tork, at an early show on Sunday at the
Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave. in Asbury Park. Admission is $15 and show time is
7 p.m. The show is expected to end before 11 p.m., because the Pony is
hosting a late show, too, with the Juggling Suns. Admission is $5.
“As soon as I found out they were playing, I had to get it,” Van Sant
said, recalling how she lobbied the Pony for the warm-up slot. “When Kyle
(Brendle) from the Pony called and said we were going to be the only opening
band, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.”
Van Sant has already met the Monkees at concerts. “They’re very
accessible,” she said. But it’s bound to be a different experience sharing a
stage with one of the pop icons.
Coincidentally, the Monkees are on tour this summer and are scheduled
to perform July 13 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. Tickets and time
will be announced later.
The Port Monmouth, Middletown, home Van Sant shares with her
husband/bandmate Brian Ostering, who plays bass and writes songs for the Wag,
is a veritable jungle of Monkees recordings. Van Sant has a full collection
and can rattle off information about lesser-known songs by the ’60’s group.
“They got much darker in theme than ‘Last Train to Clarksville,'” Van
Sant said. “There’s a song called ‘Mommy and Daddy’ which talks about the
Kennendy assassination and drugs.”
The rest of the Wag- Dan Corboy of Middletown, guitarist, and Brian
Mowery of Garfield, drummer- might not have encyclopedic knowledge about the
Monkees, but all the musicians have been influenced by the sunny side of pop.
Pop music has received a lightweight reputation lately because of the
prominence of guy groups and baby divas. But the term applies to the best of
the Beatles as well as to Britney.
“To me, the positive side of pop music is the catchy melodies,” Van
Sant said. “And there are tons of harmonies. It’s something you can listen
to without it giving you a headache.”
The Wag’s logo- a cute, cartoon dog against a bright yellow
background- gives you a clue into the band’s sensibility. The Wag’s music is
sincere and fun, propelled by intelligent songwriting and buoyed by Van
Sant’s keyboards. Through their sheer enjoyment of sound, the musicians
remind you that it’s easy to be happy.
The Wag has self-released two CDs. The most recent is “Eighteen
Tork’s Shoe Suede Blues is a blues band, but the band is expected to
play some Monkees hits, too.
The Wag won’t dare tackle the Monkees canon, but Van Sant confided
that the band will play one cleverly chosen cover: “Different Drum,” which
was a hit for Linda Ronstadt (and, in the ’90’s, for the Lemonheads) and was
written by Mike Nesmith of the Monkees.
For more info on the show, call (732)502-0600 or go to For info on the Wag, check out the band’s adorable

+++++ A couple of things, here- isn’t the PNC show on July 12, not 13?
Also, when I talked about “Mommy and Daddy”, I told her there were 2
versions, and the 2nd one talked about the Kennedy assassination… but
that’s OK. You all know that. Dan also writes songs for us, and while I
haven’t written a complete song yet, I’ve written lines here and there, some
complete verses, and I’ve helped to arrange a few songs. I don’t just sing
and play! 🙂 I also told her that Linda Ronstadt was in the Stone Poneys,
but she didn’t print that. That’s ok, it’s not the end of the world. Also,
I didn’t personally lobby to get the gig- Brian was the one doing the actual
calling to Kyle, but I did keep telling him to do that! We all wanted the
gig, and Brian knows Kyle better than the rest of us do, so he was the
perfect choice. That’s it, I guess! 🙂 I hope you enjoyed reading the
article! 🙂
Love, Alicia our adorable site! 😀

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