Happy Together Tour to Resume in 2021, 2022

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The 11th edition lineup of the popular tour of ’60s pop music acts, known as the Happy Together tour, originally planned for 2020, has been rescheduled with most of the dates planned for 2021 and 2022. The tour is named, of course, for the Turtles’ big 1967 hit.

The Turtles continue as the signature headliners, but with the voice of the Archies, Ron Dante, again joining Turtles founding member and singer Mark Volman. (Fellow Turtles founder, Howard Kaylan, hasn’t participated  for several years.)

The rest of the 2021 lineup, in order of billing: Gary Puckett & the Union GapThe Association, the Classics IV, the Vogues, and the Cowsills. Together, they represent dozens of Top 10 radio hits.

Mark Lindsay – the longtime lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders – announced in April that he would not be participating in 2021 or 2022, due to numerous ankle injuries.

[BCB reader “Kathy” pointed out to us that Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), who had also originally been on the 2020 lineup is taking 2021 off but vows to return next year.]

The new edition, originally scheduled to begin in May 2020 now begins in July 2021 and continues through August. The dates originally scheduled for June have been pushed back one year, to 2022.

The Turtles have sold over 40 million records worldwide. Their hits include: “Happy Together,” “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “Elenore,” “It Ain’t Me Babe” and “You Showed Me.”

Watch Volman and Dante perform “Happy Together” during the 2019 tour

Gary Puckett & the Union Gap enjoyed five Top 10 singles including their 1967 debut, “Woman Woman,” as well as “Young Girl” and “Lady Willpower.”

The Association return to the lineup for 2021. One of the most popular singing groups to have come out of the ’60s, they are best known for their #1 hits “Windy,” “Cherish” and “Never My Love,” as well as the Top 10 singles “Along Comes Mary” and “Everything That Touches You.”

Watch them perform “Along Comes Mary” in 2019

The Vogues scored such Top 10 singles as “Turn Around, Look at Me,” “You’re the One” and “Five O’Clock World.”

The Cowsills have been part of the last few years of the tour. Bob, Paul and Susan Cowsill are a family singing group and the original inspiration for television’s The Partridge Family and are best known for the songs “The Rain, The Park and Other Things,” “Hair,” “Indian Lake” and “Love American Style.”

Happy Together 2021 Tour (Tickets for many of the dates are available here and here. Given the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, would-be concertgoers should also check with the venue.)

2021 Dates

Jul 28 – Quakertown, PA – Univest Performance Center
Jul 29 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Jul 30 – Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre
Jul 31 – Erie, PA – Erie Insurance Arena
Aug 01 – North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theatre
Aug 02 – Rochester, NY – Kodak Center
Aug 04 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Aug 05 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount Theatre ?
Aug 07 – Waukegan, IL – Genesee Theatre
Aug 11 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion For the Perf. Arts
Aug 13 – New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino Resort
Aug 14 – Manistee, MI – Little River Casino Resort
Aug 15 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theatre
Aug 19 – Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom
Aug 20 – DeKalb, IL – Egyptian Theatre
Aug 21 – St. Charles, MO – The Family Arena
Aug 22 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Aug 24 – Louisville, KY – Kentucky State Fairgrounds
Aug 25 – Effingham, IL – Effingham Perf. Ctr.
Aug 27 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Aug 28 – Grand Junction, CO – Amphitheatre at Las Colonias Park
Aug 29 – Deadwood, SD – Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center

Jun 01 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Jun 02 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
Jun 04 – Hiawassee, GA – Anderson Music Hall
Jun 05 – Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Perf. Arts
Jun 06 – Daytona Beach, FL – The Peabody Daytona Beach
Jun 11 – Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Jun 12 – Lowell, MA – Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Jun 13 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC
Jun 17 – Staten Island, NY – St. George Theatre
Jun 18 – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre
Jun 19 – Lynn, MA – Lynn Auditorium
Jun 21 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent
Jun 22 – Cohasset, MA – South Shore Music Circus
Jun 23 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo PAC
Jun 24 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center for the Arts
Jun 25 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre
Jun 26 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
TBD – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino Resort and Spa (was June 4)
TBD – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Music Hall
TBD – Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre
Jul 15 – Las Vegas, NV – The Smith Center
Jul 17 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheater

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  1. RecordSteve
    #1 RecordSteve 23 October, 2019, 01:26

    Wish The Happy Together Tour was coming to
    the Panhandle, namely Ft Walton Beach, FL area=some of my favorite oldies artists….

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  2. Cisley
    #2 Cisley 23 October, 2019, 11:46

    I wonder why no promoter in Washington State is smart enough to bring this tour up here. Sounds like fun.

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    • Lorelei
      Lorelei 5 March, 2020, 00:47

      That’s what I was thinking!!! I always check and they do a million in Mass. and nothing here in Wash. 🙁 It would do really well here too!

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    • Storm
      Storm 22 June, 2021, 02:07

      Saw it is Scottsdale in 2019.. was much fun.. was 62 then so I was on young end of crowd. Great tunes brought back memories. I see they are not in AZ for 2022. Hoping they make it here.

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  3. DonC
    #3 DonC 2 November, 2019, 17:07

    Is the Happy Together Tour coming back to Nashville TN in 2020?

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  4. Patty
    #4 Patty 7 November, 2019, 06:14

    Will this big show ever come to Australia?

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  5. Superbee
    #5 Superbee 10 November, 2019, 16:00

    It is maddening that Chuck negron is not a part of Three Dig Night, It isn’t Three Dog Night if there is only 2 of them!

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  6. JennyB
    #6 JennyB 17 June, 2021, 03:49

    Of course, the year the tour comes to my town, Erie, PA, Mark Lindsay won’t be on the bill! Not fair! Oh, well, hope you get to feeling better, Mark. Maybe I’ll get to see you in a future gig! Still love ya’, dude!

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  7. Da Mick
    #7 Da Mick 17 June, 2021, 12:11

    I’ve loved this show for many years, and have gone to see a whole bunch of them, going way back now. Slowly but surely age and infirmity is taking its toll on the performers of this generation, to the point where they often have to put the show together with spit and wire, and just grab whoever is able to at least walk on stage. The biggest loss has been Howard Kaylan, that incredible voice of the Turtles, who hasn’t toured with the show for several years now. This year’s lineup has a few performers who can still thrill you — The Cowsills are marvelous, The Association still has their sound, and I’m sure Ron Dante does a credible job of filling in for Howard with the Turtles, as well as his own songs, but when you hear “Eleanor” you know it’s not THAT voice. The Classics IV, also don’t have THAT voice, which has long ago passed. The Vogues? Ehh, who knows? But I saw Gary Puckett years ago with this show, and he could no longer sing then. Don’t know when this video of him is from, but according to what I saw, he is no longer THAT guy. Chuck Negron really could pretty much pull off his songs, so that is a loss. And while best wishes go out to Happy Together Tour perennial stalwart Mark Lindsay, the truth is his vocals have long had no discernable character whatsoever. So, in truth, no big loss there, except if you’re in love with him, as many still are.

    Despite these problems, I still love this show, and have been grateful to the Turtles for bringing it back year after year. I’ve seen many great performances, but in later years, many not so great performances, and even some folks that just shouldn’t even have been on a stage at that point (Wayne Fontana most recently comes to mind). The truth is, you have to wonder how much longer they will be able to find folks who are physically able to do these tours, and can still sort of pull off what they’re famous for. Which is why I’ve kicked myself many times for the shows I didn’t go to that are forever lost (Jack Bruce being one). And why I now constantly remind myself to get out there if it’s something that does mean something to me, because you never know when it’s all going to be over — for you, or for them.

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  8. Glenn
    #8 Glenn 17 June, 2021, 15:38

    Bring it back to Houston

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  9. Ann
    #9 Ann 12 July, 2021, 12:40

    My research shows that no member of the current Association plays woodwinds. When they sing “Windy”, does anyone play the flute or recorder, which Terry Kirkman used to play? Thanks

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    • Lee
      Lee 31 July, 2021, 00:17

      I think they use some sort of synthesizer for the flute part …just saw them in PA tonight

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  10. Tom
    #10 Tom 29 July, 2021, 22:01

    I saw the Happy Together tour last night in Quakertown, PA (7-29-21). The show was excellent! You should go & see it! It’s about 90 minutes of outstanding music!

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  11. Ron
    #11 Ron 24 August, 2021, 23:44

    Happy Together Tour in Louisville, KY on 8/24/2021 SNUBBED the Monarchs. Totally disrespected them by not mentioning that they opened up for them and it was their 60th anniversary.

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