CUPERTINO (CBS/AP) – The Monkees will hit the stage for the first time since singer Davy Jones died in February.
Surviving members Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork announced Wednesday that the group will launch a 12-date U.S. tour in November. It’s the band’s first outing in 15 years.Rolling Stone. “Who knows when we will get another chance?”
The tour kicks off November 8 in Escondido, California, making a stop in the Bay Area on November 11 at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino and wraps on December 2, in New York. The group will perform its hits, along with rare tracks. There will also be a multimedia aspect to the shows, featuring films and photographs. Jones, who died of a heart attack on Feb. 29 at age 66, will be saluted throughout the tour.
Dolenz, meanwhile, has a solo project due out on Sept. 25. The set, called “Remember,” finds him covering “Johnny B. Goode,” “Sugar Sugar,” among other classics.
The Monkees starred in its own NBC television show in 1966 as a made-for-TV band seeking to capitalize on Beatlemania sweeping the world. Jones rocketed to the top of the music charts with The Monkees, captivating audiences with hits including “Daydream Believer” and “I’m a Believer.”
The Monkees 2012 Tour Dates
8 – California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
9 – The Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA
10 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
11 – Flint Center for the Performing Arts, Cupertino, CA
15 – State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
16 – The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
17 – Lakewood Civic Auditorium, Cleveland, OH
18 – The Center For The Arts, Buffalo, NY
29 – Keswick Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
30 – State Theatre Regional Arts Center, New Brunswick, NJ
1 – The Paramount, Huntington, NY
2 – The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
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