Happy Together 2024 Tour Opens With Parade of ’60s Hits

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The 14th edition lineup of the popular tour of ’60s pop music acts, known as the Happy Together tour, has begun its 2024 run with the first several shows of what will ultimately be 50 concerts. The tour is named, of course, for the Turtles’ big hit that reached #1 on March 25, 1967. The new edition began on May 31 and continues into early September. See the itinerary and performances from its lineup below.

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 2024 lineup: Jay and the Americans, the Association, Badfinger featuring Joey Molland, the Vogues, and The Cowsills. Together, they represent dozens of Top 10 radio hits.

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 Dante and Volman sing “Sugar Sugar”

Jay and the Americans earned success throughout the ’60s with such catchy hit singles as “This Magic Moment,” “Cara Mia” and “Come a Little Bit Closer.” Their longtime lead vocalist, Jay Black, died in 2021.

The Association, known for such acclaimed hits as “Cherish,” “Windy” and “Never My Love,” return to the tour in 2024.

Watch The Association perform “Along Comes Mary”

Badfinger are well known for such catchy songs as “Come and Get It” and “Day After Day,” while recording for The Beatles’ Apple label.

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 several 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.” They released a well-received studio album, Rhythm of the World, in 2022, and a Christmas ep in 2023.

Watch the Cowsills perform earlier in 2024

Related: Our feature story on “The Rain, The Park and Other Things”

Watch the 2023 opening night medley finale on May 31 in Clearwater, Fla.

Thanks to Howard Cogswell for many of the clips.

Happy Together 2024 Tour (Tickets for most of the dates are available here and here)
Jun 11 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere
Jun 12 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC
Jun 13 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
Jun 14 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo PAC
Jun 15 – Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Jun 16 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent
Jun 18 – Cohasset, MA – South Shore Music Circus
Jun 19 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
Jun 20 – Red Bank, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center for the Arts
Jun 21 – Atlantic City, NJ – Ovation Hall at Ocean Casino Resort
Jun 22 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre
Jun 23 – Lowell, MA – Lowell Auditorium
Jul 11 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
Jul 12 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Jul 13 – Temecula, CA – Pechanga Resort & Casino
Jul 14 – Prescott Valley, AZ – Findlay Toyota Center
Jul 17 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
Jul 18 – Ojai, CA – Libbey Bowl
Jul 19 – Scottsdale, AZ – Talking Stick Resort
Jul 20 – Las Vegas, NV – The Smith Center
Jul 21 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre
Aug 01 – Lynn, MA – Lynn Memorial Auditorium
Aug 02 – Staten Island, NY – St. George Theatre
Aug 03 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Aug 04 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Aug 07 – Hamburg, NY – Erie County Fair
Aug 08 – Lima, OH – Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Aug 09 – Northfield, OH – MGM Northfield Park Center Stage
Aug 10 – Aurora, IL – Paramount Theatre
Aug 11 – West Allis, WI – Wisconsin State Fair
Aug 14 – Indianapolis, IN – Indiana State Fairgrounds
Aug 15 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavillion
Aug 16 – Saint Charles, MO – The Family Arena
Aug 17 – New Buffalo, MI – Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds
Aug 18 – Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center
Aug 20 – Louisville, KY – Kentucky State Fair (Free)
Aug 21 – Effingham, IL – Effingham Performance Center
Aug 22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Aug 23 – Shipshewana, IN – Blue Gate PAC
Aug 24 – Wisconsin Dells, WI – Crystal Grand Music Theatre
Aug 26 – St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair
Sep 02 – Puyallup, WA – Washington State Fair Events Center

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  1. Batchman
    #1 Batchman 9 December, 2023, 19:55

    I’d like to know what band is planning to show up as Badfinger. Is it Joey Molland’s Badfinger (he being the only member left from the Come and Get it days)? Or one of the other groups that made the rounds under that name, featuring other less-well-known later members?

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  2. Jim
    #2 Jim 10 December, 2023, 07:33

    We saw an early version of the Happy Together Tour right around 1985 in Baltimore and were highly entertained. It included The Mamas and Papas, Spanky and Our Gang, Gary Puckett, Gene Clark, Herman’s Hermits (minus Herman), the Grass Roots, Mitch Ryder, etc. It was a great couple of shows.

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  3. Concer trader
    #3 Concer trader 15 February, 2024, 08:01

    Just saw the Cowsills at Mohegan Sun and they sound very good. Last year I walked out of the Association because they do not sound good at all. There was one original and he should have been replaced. Watched a 2023 happy together video and I wondered what relation these guys singing Vogues tunes have to that band. They did not sound good. At the very least, call it a tribute.

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