Monkees Announce 2012 Reunion Tour Dates!
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.