The Monkees are set to kick off an autumn tour beginning November 8 at Escondido, California’s Center for the Arts. The 12-city trek wraps up on December 2 at New York’s Beacon Theater.
The performances will be the first the band has undertaken since the death of singer Davy Jones, who passed away in February. Plans call for Jones to be saluted in the show’s multimedia context. The group will perform as a trio composed of surviving members Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith.
Remarkably, the dates mark the first instance in which Nesmith has participated in a Monkees tour in the U.S. since 1969. “This seems like a good time to do this – the right time,” says Nesmith. “Who knows when we will get another chance?”
11/8 Escondido, CA - California Center for the Arts
11/9 Santa Barbara, CA - The Arlington Theatre
11/10 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
11/11 Cupertino, CA - Flint Center for the Performing Arts
11/15 Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
11/16 Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre
11/17 Cleveland, OH - Lakewood Civic Auditorium
11/18 Buffalo, NY - The Center for the Arts
11/29 Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theatre
11/30 New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre Regional Arts Center
12/1 Huntington, NY - The Paramount
12/2 New York, NY - The Beacon Theatre