Hey, hey, they’re The Monkees. And, they’re planning to monkey around again – and for the final time – with a tour in 2021.
According to PopCulture, the band that fans will see on tour later this year will include Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith. Both Dolenz and Nesmith were original members of the group. However, they will be without two of their original members.
The four-man team also first included Davey Jones and Peter Tork. Both Jones and Tork have passed away. Jones died on Feb. 29, 2012, at the age of 66. Tork passed away on Feb. 21, 2019, at the age of 77.
According to Monkees.com, Dolenz and Nesmith have decided to go at it alone with what they are calling their “Farewell Tour” this year. And, the tour will take place in honor of the popular group’s 55th anniversary.
The Monkees Plan to Begin Farewell Tour in September 2021, Conclude in November
If you’re ready to say goodbye to The Monkees, start checking your calendars beginning in September 2021.
The Monkees are scheduled to kick off this tour on Sept. 11 in Seattle, Washington. It is set to conclude two months later in Los Angeles. The location of that concert is the famous The Greek Theater. And, it will be held on Nov. 14.
Fans should be on alert because other tour dates are expected to be made public soon. Also, tickets for some stops on the tour can be purchased now. Others, are expected to go on sale in the near future, according to the band’s website.
So, what can fans expect from this farewell tour by the two surviving members of The Monkees? Well, unsurprisingly, Dolenz and Nesmith plan to perform some of the band’s most famous and beloved tracks. These include “I’m a Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” “Mary, Mary,” “Listen to the Band,” “Papa Gene’s Blues,” “You Just May Be the One,” and much more.
As fans of The Monkees will know, the band became popular thanks to its television show. On that show, some of their popular songs were “For Pete’s Sake,” “The Girl I Knew Somewhere,” and “You Told Me.” These songs will also be featured during the tour, as will songs from the band’s film “Head.” Songs from this film included “As We Go Along” and “Circle Sky.”
Even though two of the band’s original members have passed away, its surviving members have recently released new music. That new music was the 2020 album, “The Monkees – The Mike & Micky Show Live.”