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Monkees Announce 2012 Reunion Tour Dates!

August 8, 2012 by  
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Well – apparently they WILL be coming to your town – that is if you live in a big CITY!

The Monkees – Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork plus band will be reuniting for 12 concert dates across the country between November 8 and December 2, it was announced via facebook by Monkees Tour and Michael Nesmith.

Here are the tour dates – some tickets go on sale as soon as tomorrow – call your closest venue to find out – don’t miss this one Monkees Fans! Gazpacho at the door!

  • NOV 08 California Center for the Arts – Escondido CA The pre-sale password is AEG2012 – pre-sale starts Aug 10 at 10am!
  • NOV 09 Arlington Theatre – Santa Barbara CA  no pre-sale password required TICKETS ON SALE Aug 11 at 10am
  • NOV 10 Greek Theatre – Los Angeles CA pre-sale starts Aug 16 at 10am! PSST! Here are the four passwords: RADIO: KEARTH ; NEDERLANDER: DAYDREAM ; TICKETMASTER: BELIEVER ; OTHER: GREEKLA2012
  • NOV 11 Flint Center for the Performing Arts – Cupertino CA no pre-sale password required pre-sale starts Aug09 at 10am!
  • NOV 15 State Theatre – Minneapolis MN The pre-sale password is BELIEVER pre-sale starts Aug 09 at 10am!
  • NOV 16 The Chicago Theatre – Chicago IL The pre-sale password is BELIEVER pre-sale starts Aug 10 at 10am!
  • NOV 17 Lakewood Civic Auditorium – Cleveland OH pre-sale starts Aug 16 at 10am! NO PASSWORD
  • NOV 18 The Center for the Arts – Buffalo NY no pre-sale password required pre-sale starts Thursday at 10am!
  • NOV 29 Keswick Theatre – Philadelphia PA TICKETS ON SALE Aug 10 NOON at Box Office no pre-sale password required pre-sale starts Aug09 at 10am!
  • NOV 30 State Theatre Regional Arts Center – New Brunswick NJ pre-sale starts Aug09 at 10am! pre sale PASSWORD for New Brunswick is ST4U – NOT TICKETMASTER – this link only
  • DEC 01 The Paramount – Huntington NY pre-sale starts Aug09 at 10am! pre-sale PASSWORD for Huntington is PULSE
  • DEC 02 The Beacon Theatre – New York NY The pre-sale password is MONKEES – pre-sale starts Aug09 at 10am!

Buy tickets here: Ticketmaster.com

Sold out show tickets here: Stubhub.com

More details from the press release:

Performing together for the first time in 15 years! Classic hits, deep cut & fan favorites!

Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork return to the concert stage this November for a historic, twelve-date tour of the United States. These performances will mark their first concerts together since 1997. Tickets for all shows will go on sale on August 18.

The trio’s shows are set to feature a selection of their classic hits (such as “Last Train To Clarksville,” “I’m A Believer” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday”), 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. The show will encompass a full multimedia evening of music, rare films. and one-of-a-kind photographs. 

Since the dates fall forty-five years on from their epic struggle to become legitimate music makers, the concerts will be highlighted by a set performed by just Nesmith, Dolenz and Tork. In 1967, the year the Monkees outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, they issued two #1 albums (Headquarters and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd) which primarily featured the Monkees as a self-contained, musical unit. Each evening’s trio set will showcase numbers from these albums and present the Monkees’ electric garage band sound that they developed on their mid-1960’s tours. To open and close the show, the Monkees will be augmented by a stellar crew of players to play the hand-picked setlist each evening. 

These dates comprise the first U.S. Monkees tour to feature Michael Nesmith since 1969. These dates also follow the unexpected passing of their musical comrade Davy Jones in February. Plans call for Jones to be saluted in the show’s multimedia content. 

Although Davy’s absence will undoubtedly be felt by the Monkees and their fans, these concerts will be an opportunity to share their memories amidst the music and the movies that brought them together. Moreover, the band look forward to performing for their many new fans who have discovered their music through repeats of their TV show on Antenna television, classic rock radio, or via social media.

Here is the typically obscure announcement from Michael:

So the big news from here is that I made the most amazing gazpacho tonight — miracle gazpacho. A miracle because I have no idea how I did it and could never do it again.

But the really big news — astounding — is that I suddenly understand that it is the red Bell pepper that makes the gazpacho red — not the tomato — which is what I always thought. Amazing.

Another jaw dropper was that the only cracker I had left — a very nice garlic and chive flat bread cracker — fell out of the bag it was in because I was inadvertently holding it upside down and it fell on the floor and broke into dozens of pieces. 

So just as I was about to eat the miracle gazpacho the only cracker I had was useless in pieces on the floor. Talk about drama — man its just so hard sometimes.But that’s all the news from here. Nothing else much to report. I see they put a car on Mars — that was kind of amusing of course.

And Micky and Peter and I are going to do twelve concerts in November here in the States.That’s really all I’ve got. Going to bed now.

I’ll post pictures of the cracker and the gazpacho tomorrow, maybe. Maybe not.

brad

@monkees.net

Comments

25 Responses to “Monkees Announce 2012 Reunion Tour Dates!”
  1. Jerri says:

    Oh my dear MonkeeMen… I can’t afford airfare, lodging, etc. but I’d gladly pay fairly good money for a quality video of one of the concerts! You could even have proceeds go to charity or something. PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE?

  2. MonkeesLover says:

    I must go!!!

  3. georgehook says:

    I am so there. Heard the news coming into the office this morning, in a terrible mood. This really brightened my day. And my office is right around the corner from the venue. Tork and Mickey are brilliant, but it will be especially nice to see Nesmith again. Groovy …

  4. TomSwift1964 says:

    Mike, you are the toughest guy on the planet,,i feel the pain when you talk about filming the TV shows. I was a little kid and enjoyed every episode before going outside to play. Pete,,man dude what a ride huh? And Mick you get the crowd going..and damn it,,we all miss Dave. Good luck my favorite celebs!

  5. toyzforfun says:

    Does anyone know how to access the presale for the Nov 8 escondido date ?

  6. hummergirl37 says:

    Wish this was done a year earlier :(

  7. saturdayschild says:

    PASSWORD FOR NEW BRUNSWICK SHOW DOESN’T WORK HELP!!!

  8. brad says:

    theatre web site only – not ticketmaster

  9. themonkeesrock says:

    I just got tickets for the show in Cupertino! Can’t wait till November!

  10. BigDaddyT3127 says:

    Welcome back Mike! I can’t wait to get tickets to one of the So Cal shows. I’m bringing my kiddos too (2-7 yo) so that can experience the Monkees the way I did as a kid.

  11. MonkeePrincess says:

    Any word on the pre-sale password for Lakewood Ohio???

  12. amykkan says:

    Pre-sale password for the Greek Theater? Can’t wait!

  13. Lynnmonkeemaniac says:

    Does Anyone know what the presale password for the Greek Theatre is or how I can get it??? Please help!!!! Thank you:)

  14. brad says:

    still tracking down all these passwords!

  15. hummergirl37 says:

    Just got my tickets today for NJ show!

  16. cwhite_92 says:

    I noticed all of the Monkee fb pages are saying there is no presale password for Cleveland. I called a ticketmaster agent and done a live chat with a live nation agent and they told me there was a password. I was told that it is HORNS. I called ticketmaster again and spoke to another agent and he told me there was a password but he wouldn’t give it to me. If anyone finds out, let me know please. Presale goes on sale in 2 days!

  17. brad says:

    no password is the word from the officials.

  18. brad says:

    password posted!

  19. brad says:

    no password for ohio

  20. w.h.woolhat says:

    i’m bummed, i have no way of getting to see my favorite band! they’re not coming anywhere near where i am, and i have no way of getting to where they are!
    Anyway, glad they’re getting back together again, especially with Mike!

  21. mlppunk says:

    monkees are touring now?! i love love love the monkees and i would LOVE to see mike, but isn’t this alittle too soon after davys death to be doing this?

  22. coachrob says:

    I just saw them yesterday in Escondido.
    What an AMAZING show. They must have done close to 40 songs total including songs from Head and Headquarters. Whenever it was Mike’s turn to have the lead vocals, the crowd went crazy. The video footage in the background brought you back to when you were a kid again. In fact, there was a long commercial with the Monkees advertising “Koolaid”.

  23. destes says:

    Wish they would come to Florida :(

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