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The Monkees Celebrate Their 45th Anniversary at bergenPAC in Englewood, New Jersey

July 10, 2011 by  
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Hey, Hey, it’s The Monkees! 45 years after their groundbreaking show and hit singles first took televisions and record players by storm, original Monkees members Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork are proud to announce a new tour to dazzle five decades’ worth of fans.

An Evening with The Monkees at bergenPAC in Englewood 30 North Van Brunt Street, New Jersey on Wednesday September 7th at 8:00pm. This show makes this the first live performances by the band in a fully decade, and are sure to draw yet another generation of fans to their one-of-a-kind mix of music and comedy.

Formed in Los Angeles in 1966, The Monkees debuted on television screens with their eponymous NBC series and #1 hit single “Last Train to Clarksville.” The show was a smash success over its two-season run, winning two Emmy Awards and drawing even more viewers than Gilligan’s Island in the 1967 Monday night time slot. While becoming pop culture icons, the band’s musical accomplishments were just as impressive, as The Monkees are among the top-selling artists of all time. They scored a dozen Billboard Top 40 hits – outselling both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones in 1967 – as well as Top 10 hits in more than 25 countries. The Monkees are the only artists ever to have four #1 albums in the same year, and they also enjoyed the top-grossing tours of both 1967 and 1986, when they performed 145 dates in North America alone. MTV and Nickelodeon’s re-broadcasts of original episodes of The Monkees ignited a whole new era of “Monkeemania” in the 1980s, as younger generations discovered the group for the first time. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, the band’s original members have reformed for albums of new material as well as anniversary tours and TV specials. The Monkees tour in 2011 will continue their epic legacy into yet another decade.

On The Monkees 45th Anniversary Tour, audiences will get a full multimedia experience celebrating nearly a half-century of the band’s legacy. Jones, Dolenz and Tork will appear live on stage to perform all of their mega-hits including “I’m a Believer,””Last Train to Clarksville,” “Daydream Believer,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” “Valleri” and, for the first time ever onstage, songs from their classic albums and rarely heard selections from their cult classic movie, Head.

Davy Jones, Peter Tork, and Mickie Dolenz will be representing The Monkees with all of their fun and show stopping hits.The Monkees turned what was a supposed to be a television band into worldwide phenomenon. Take a walk down memory lane with the cherished group.

via The Monkees Celebrate Their 45th Anniversary at bergenPAC in Englewood, New Jersey – The Paramus Post – News and Lifestyle Webzine.

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