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The Monkees kick off summer tour with Nesmith

July 16th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Michael Nesmith rejoined The Monkees in Port Chester, New York on Monday night (15Jul13) for the first time since he walked out on the band at the beginning of a European tour in 1997.

The guitarist has reunited with drummer Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork for a summer tour after reconnecting with his former bandmates following group frontman Davy Jones' death last year (12).

The trio appeared at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester for a hits set and screened video footage from The Monkees 1960s heyday.

The latest shows come two years after the group's 45th Anniversary Tour, which marked Jon...

The Monkees Announce Fall Tour; Won't Replace Late Davy Jones

August 8th, 2012 10:59pm EDT
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. The jaunt kicks off at Escondido's California Center for the Arts on November 8 and wraps at New York City's prestigious Beacon Theater on December 2.

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 f...

Farewell To A Teen Idol - Remembering The Monkees' Davy Jones

March 11th, 2012 9:00am EDT
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Beloved by millions, former teen idol Davy Jones died suddenly at the age of 66. This week's issue of PEOPLE looks back at the lead singer of The Monkees – a British pop star who made teenage girls swoon, entertained fans until the end, and whose fame changed music forever.

Performing at an Oklahoma casino on Feb. 17, Jones bounced across the stage, belting out the songs he helped make famous in the late 1960s as a member of the "Prefab Four," the Monkees. "He looked great and said he felt great too," recalls his sax player Aviva Maloney. "It was hilarious watching the lighting people t...

Surviving Monkees Won't Attend Davy Jones' Funeral In Order To Avoid A Media Circus

March 5th, 2012 9:30pm EST
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Davy Jones' The Monkees bandmates are planning to stay away from the late singer's funeral in Florida so their frontman can avoid a send-off that becomes a media circus.

Jones' wife and children are hoping to stage a quiet funeral and bandmate Micky Dolenz tells that he'll not attend in a bid to respect the family's wishes.

He says, "My understanding is they want to avoid a media circus and... the family wants to keep it very, very low-key and very, very private.

"You can imagine as soon as one or two or any of us were to show up, it would very quickly be degraded into some...

Peter Tork Was Planning A New Monkees Tour With Davy Jones

March 3rd, 2012 6:29am EST
Peter Tork
Davy Jones was putting together plans for The Monkees to head out on another tour just days before his death, according to bandmate Peter Tork.

The group's British-born frontman died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack at the age of 66.

Guitarist Tork has now revealed his late pal was looking to the future and was eager to get out on the road with the legendary band once again.

He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "We were looking forward to more tours. But those won't happen - at least not with Davy. Before this terrible news, Davy and I were emailing each other so we could make t...

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