Monkees’ Dolenz and Nesmith: 2020 Tour, Live Album

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Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees have announced a 2020 tour and their first-ever live album as a duo. Billed as “A Night of Magic Music & Memories,” the tour will feature songs that span the group’s entire 50+ year career – from their 1966 self-titled debut to 2016’s Good Times.

The Monkees – The Mike & Micky Show Live, a 24-track collection recorded in March 2019, will be available on CD, digitally and via streaming services. (It’s not yet available for pre-order.)

Tickets for “An Evening With The Monkees” go on sale this Friday, Nov. 15, here. Tickets purchased in select markets include a choice of a CD or digital copy of the upcoming live album. Ticket buyers will receive instructions via email on how to redeem their album after ticket purchase.

Produced by The Monkees’ archivist Andrew Sandoval & mixed by Christian Nesmith, The Monkees – The Mike & Micky Show Live includes performances of their #1 singles: “Last Train To Clarksville,” “I’m A Believer” and “Daydream Believer.”

Watch a fan video of several songs from a 2019 date

The live album also spotlights many of Nesmith’s finest compositions, including several songs that were never performed live during the Monkees’ heyday, like “St. Matthew” and “Auntie’s Municipal Court.” Other Nesmith-penned tunes on the collection include live versions of “The Girl I Knew Somewhere,” “Papa Gene’s Blues,” “Listen to the Band,” “You Just May Be the One” and “You Told Me.”

Dolenz takes the spotlight singing hits like “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “Randy Scouse Git,” and “Mary, Mary.”

This ad in the 9-17-66 issue of Record World heralded The Monkees’ first single, debut album and series premiere

Formed in Los Angeles for the eponymous television series, the quartet of Dolenz, Nesmith, the late Peter Tork and the late Davy Jones brought a mix of pop, rock, psychedelia, Broadway and country to their music.

During their heyday, the Monkees scored 16 million albums and 7.5 million singles sold in a mere two-and-a-half years.

Related: Our detailed look at the Monkees’ incredible first year

In February 1986, after MTV broadcast a marathon of The Monkees, Dolenz, Jones, and Tork reunited for a 20th anniversary tour, with Nesmith joining them onstage for one date.

In the wake of Jones’s death on February 12, 2012, the surviving members of the Monkees reunited and performed a series of concerts. The shows were received so triumphantly that Dolenz, Nesmith, and Tork returned the following summer for a tour dubbed, “A Midsummer’s Night With the Monkees.”

To celebrate the Monkees’ 50th anniversary in 2016, the surviving members of the band recorded the well received album, Good Times. To support the record, Dolenz and Tork launched a successful tour that featured Nesmith beaming in remotely via Skype for a few songs during some of the shows.

In February of 2019, Tork died just eight days after his birthday.

Watch the official trailer for one of the upcoming concerts

An Evening With the Monkees 2020 Tour (Tickets are available here)

April
3 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
4 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
7 Sacramento, CA The Crest Theatre
8 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic
10 Riverside, CA Fox Performing Arts Center
11 El Cajon, CA The Magnolia
14 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
16 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
19 San Antonio, TX The Tobin Center For Performing Arts
20 Austin, TX ACL Live At The Moody Theatre
22 Birmingham, AL Iron City
24 Lake Charles, LA Golden Nugget – Grand Event Center
25 Biloxi, MS IP Casino Resort & Spa
26 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center

The Monkees – The Mike & Micky Show Live Track Listing

Last Train To Clarksville
Sunny Girlfriend
Mary, Mary
You Told Me
For Pete’s Sake
The Door Into Summer
The Girl I Knew Somewhere
You Just May Be the One
Birth Of An Accidental Hipster
St. Matthew
Porpoise Song
Circle Sky
Me & Magdalena
Papa Gene’s Blues
Randy Scouse Git
Tapioca Tundra
Take A Giant Step
Auntie’s Municipal Court
(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
Goin’ Down
Daydream Believer
Pleasant Valley Sunday
Listen To The Band
I’m A Believer

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