The Monkees 5/11/21

Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz have just rolled out four additional stops to their Monkees “Farewell Tour.” New dates on the itinerary include a new opening night set for September 10th in Spokane, Washington; November 3rd at Northfield, Ohio’s MGM Northfield Park; November 5th at Rosemont, Illinois’ Rosemont Theatre; and November 7th in Minneapolis, Minnesota’s State Theatre.

Set for release on May 21st is Micky Dolenz’ take on a number of Mike Nesmith’s tunes, titled Dolenz Sings Nesmith. The album, which is being released on the Monkees-based rarity label 7a Records, was produced by Nesmith’s eldest son Christian Nesmith, who also tours as part of his father and Dolenz’ Monkees revue.

Noted Beach Boys author, documentarian, and West Coast historian, Jon Stebbins says that the Monkees being passed over for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame an astounding 30 times is the ultimate act of disrespect by the “hipper-than-thou” powers that be: [“Can I just say this; that I think one of the hugest stains on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the written history of rock and roll is the fact that the Monkees are somehow expunged from it as being somehow irrelevant and unimportant. (Laughs) Because, dig up the six best album tracks off of, y’know, the Byrds, and the Buffalo Springfield, and Love and everybody else that is deified, y’know, and it isn’t as good as the Monkees.”] SOUNDCUE (:26 OC: . . . as the Monkees)

UPDATED: The Monkees “Farewell Tour” dates (subject to change):

September 10 – Spokane, WA – First Interstate Center for the Arts
September 11 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theater
September 14 – Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre
September 15 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic
September 17 – Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts Center
September 18 – El Cajon, CA – The Magnolia
September 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
September 24 – Dallas, TX – The Majestic Theatre
September 25 – San Antonio, TX – The Tobin Center For Performing Arts
September 28, 29 – The Woodlands, TX – Dosey Doe
October 2 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
October 6 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
October 7 – Knoxville, TN – Atlanta Symphony Hall
October 8 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall
October 10 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
October 12 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Parker Playhouse
October 13 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
October 15 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino Resort and Spa
October 16 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
October 19 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center
October 20 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
October 22 – Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center
October 23 – Atlantic City, NJ  – Ocean Casino Resort at Ovation Hall
October 24 – New York, NY – Town Hall
October 26 – Burlington, VT – Flynn Center For The Performing Arts
October 28 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
October 29 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
October 30 – Medford, MA – Chevalier Theatre
November 1 – Greensburg, PA – The Palace Theatre
November 2 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Cathedral Theatre
November 3 – Northfield, OH – MGM Northfield Park
November 5 – Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre
November 6 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
November 7 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
November 9 – Caint Charlse, MO – Family Arena
November 10 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
November 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre

TL: DR

  • Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz have just rolled out four additional cities for their Monkees “Farewell Tour — Spokane, Washington; Northfield, Ohio; Rosemont, Illinois; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

FAST FACTS

  • This upcoming September 12th will mark the 55th anniversary of The Monkees premiering on NBC.
  • The series featured relative unknowns Davy JonesMicky DolenzMichael Nesmith, and Peter Tork as a struggling rock band, living together in a beach house, who each week would stumble from one comedic adventure to the next.
  • The Monkees ran for two seasons and won two Emmys in 1967 — Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Comedy. But it was the show’s music, much of it written by such top songwriters as Neil Diamond, and Gerry Goffin and Carole King, that made it a success. The Monkees scored six Top 10 hits during the show’s run, including the 1966 Number Ones “Last Train To Clarksville” and “I’m A Believer.”