The remaining members of the Monkees have announce a US summer tour. Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork will hit the road starting July 15 in Port Chester, NY, and finishing up a month later on August 18 in Portland, OR. Mickey Dolenz told Rolling Stone: "The reaction to the last tour was euphoric. It was pretty apparent there was a demand for another one."
For the new tour the band plan on playing all their hits in chronological order, which means they will start with classics like "Daydream Believer," and "Last Train to Clarksville." When the Monkees went on tour late last year, much of the show focused on paying tribute to late Monkees singer Davy Jones, who passed away in February 2012. This time around, the focus will be on the songs themselves, says Dolenz: "I think we have to move on. Everybody has to move on. He'll always be remembered and acknowledged, but possibly not as much as on that particular tour. We will, of course, still perform 'Daydream Believer' and all the other hits."
Dolenz also talked about taking the tour outside of the US in the fall: "There's always been interest in Japan, Eurasia and Australia and New Zealand. There's a huge fan base in South America and Brazil in specific, which we've never really tapped into. There's also talk about Europe and the U.K." Below are the dates for the US tour:
7/15 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
7/16 Citi Performing Arts Center, Boston, MA
7/17 Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
7/19 NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, NY
7/20 Mann Music Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
7/21 Warner Theatre, Washington, D.C.
7/23 Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, NC
7/24 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
7/26 St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, FL
7/27 Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton, FL
7/28 Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
7/31 Long Center, Austin, TX
8/1 Arena Theatre, Houston, TX
8/2 Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX
8/3 Brady Theater, Tulsa, OK
8/5 Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
8/9 Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
8/10 Green Valley Events Center, Henderson, NV
8/11 Humphreys, San Diego, CA
8/12 Terrace Theatre, Long Beach, CA
8/14 Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
8/15 Uptown Theatre, Napa, CA
8/17 Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
8/18 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR