Monkees : remaining members of the original boy band hit the road
Monkees : remaining members of the original boy band hit the road

The Monkees are to tour the USA in November.

The Monkees are to tour again…

The remaining members of the Monkees will tour again, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and historically reclusive member Mike Nesmith — have announced that they will hit the road for an Evening with the Monkees. It will be the first shows the three have performed together in 15 years.

The Monkees soared to fame as America’s original boy band after successfully launching their own NBC television show in 1966. The made-for-TV band looked to capitalize on the infectious wave of Beatlemania following the Fab Four’s “A Hard Day’s Night” film, and it worked. Despite the Monkees’ origins, Monkeemania soon swept listerners, and at the group’s height, they were able to outsell the Beatles.

These performances will mark their first concerts together since 1997 and the first U.S. Monkees tour to feature Nesmith since 1969.

Pegged as the “Missing Monkee” (a sly nod to a 1967 episode of their series), Nesmith has largely been absent from the group since a ’69 tour. The other members have toured without him, though Nesmith has reunited with the group for one-off appearances over the years; his last stateside concert with the band was a private show in support of 1996’s “Justus,” the band’s 11th and final album.

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