Monkees’ Mike & Micky Live Album Released: Listen

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Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees have announced rescheduled dates for their 2020 tour. The concerts, originally planned for April are being moved to July and September. 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. Their first-ever live album as a duo was released on April 3.

The Monkees – The Mike & Micky Show Live is a 24-track collection recorded in March 2019. Watch several videos and listen to a variety of songs from the collection below.

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

Watch the official trailer for the album

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 the video “Last Train to Clarksville”

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.”

Listen to Nesmith introduce his “Papa Gene’s Blues

Listen to “The Girl I Knew Somewhere

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)

Jul 11 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre (was Apr. 4)
Jul 12 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (was Apr. 3)
Jul 14 – Sacramento, CA – The Crest Theatre (was Apr. 7)
Jul 15 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic (was Apr. 8)
Jul 17 – Riverside, CA – Fox PAC (was Apr. 10)
Jul 18 – El Cajon, CA – The Magnolia (was Apr. 11)
Jul 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre (was Apr. 14)
Jul 25 – Grand Prairie, TX – The Theatre at Grand Prairie (was Apr. 16)
Jul 26 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center For Perf. Arts (was Apr. 19)
Jul 27 – Austin, TX – ACL Live At The Moody Theatre (was Apr. 20)
Jul 30 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center (was Apr. 26)
Sep TBD – Bossier City, LA – Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino & Hotel (was Apr. 18)
Sep TBD – Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget – Grand Event Center (was Apr. 24)
Sep 10 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City (was Apr. 22)
Sep 11 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino Resort & Spa (was Apr. 25)

Watch another video from the upcoming album

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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  1. Stan
    #1 Stan 19 March, 2020, 20:36

    Yay! for the rescheduled dates! This is pick-me-up music from the first note and probably the first music I paid attention to wayyy back.

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  2. Dave
    #2 Dave 5 April, 2020, 03:10

    I saw the last “Monkees” tour and as Peter was unable to make the Tucson date.. I got to see The Mike & Micky show a few years ahead of time.. let me tell you it was the best show I saw that year.. looking forward to getting the album

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