The Monkees set summer tour dates
April 29th, 2013
04:58 PM ET

The Monkees set summer tour dates

The surviving members of The Monkees are staging a tour this summer.

The 24-date trek will take the band across the States, from the first stop of Port Chester, New York, on July 15, to the final gig in Portland, Oregon, on August 18.

Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, who lost their bandmate Davy Jones in February 2012, played a reunion tour toward the end of that year and the response was "euphoric," Dolenz told Rolling Stone. "It was pretty apparent there was a demand for another one."

This tour, called "A Midsummer's Night with the Monkees," will highlight the made-for-TV group's hits in chronological order, meaning shows will begin with early favorites like "I'm A Believer" before concluding with material from their later albums.

While last year's reunion tour often honored Jones' memory, "A Midsummer's Night With the Monkees" won't be quite as reflective.

"This time we probably won't lean so heavily on the David situation," Dolenz told RS. "I think we have to move on. Everybody has to move on. He'll always be remembered and acknowledged, but possibly not as much as on that particular tour. We will, of course, still perform 'Daydream Believer' and all the other hits."

Tickets for "A Midsummer's Night with the Monkees" go on sale May 3. Check out the tour stops below:

July 15: Port Chester, NY, The Capitol Theatre
July 16: Boston, MA, Citi Performing Arts Center
July 17: Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre
July 19: Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre At Westbury
July 20: Philadelphia, PA, The Mann Center
July 21: Washington, DC, The Warner Theatre
July 23: Raleigh, NC, Memorial Auditorium
July 24: Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
July 26: St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
July 27: Boca Raton, FL, Mizner Park Amphitheatre
July 28: Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
July 31: Austin, TX, The Long Center
August 1: Houston, TX, Arena Theatre
August 2: Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre
August 3: Tulsa, OK, Brady Theater
August 5: Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre
August 9: Mesa, AZ, Mesa Arts Center
August 10: Henderson, NV, Green Valley Events Center
August 11: San Diego, CA, Humphreys
August 12: Long Beach, CA, Terrace Theatre
August 14: Saratoga, CA, Mountain Winery
August 15: Napa, CA, Uptown Theatre
August 17: Seattle, WA, Benaroya Hall
August 18: Portland, OR, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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soundoff (97 Responses)
  1. Nesmith Itch

    Nesmith is inherited and mommy made the billion....message to mike: get your guitar and start playing...k?

    May 5, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. nesmith will be a monkee forever...

    his mother was white out founder not him....he is inherited....he is a monkee...sorry mike deal with it.

    May 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. davyfan

    i will definately see the monkees...they are favorite song was day dream davy...

    May 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rock

    Canned Heat will kick their tails

    May 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mike Nesmith

    i can't believe Nesmith is back....glad too see him...he's so rich he's just doing this for fun.

    May 1, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamburger Jones

      He worries too much about people thinking he's stuck in the Sixties. He had his own career, and no one looks down on him. He was literally the first person who didn't own a theatrical movie to make money off video rentals, then he put a couple million into a movie and made a huge profit. He was famous enough to have a stage name "Michael Blessed" before he was in the Monkees. And still he said he didn't want to be identified as a Monkee. Dude, too late. It's done.

      May 1, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • hamburger if your story is accurate tell mike...

      he was not white queen his mother for mike he will be a monkee until he dies...thanks

      May 5, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. So Crates

    I didn't know Wilford Brimley played acoustic guitar.

    May 1, 2013 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. Margaret

    daydream believer...the best

    May 1, 2013 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. Justin Bieber

    My favorite song of theirs is "I'm a Belieber."

    May 1, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. We will be making money in tons of recent filming

    go monkees!!!

    May 1, 2013 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. My man and i will be at the concert also...

    no need to speed up comments so yours goes first...its 2 year old behavior–jumpsuit

    May 1, 2013 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  11. rad666

    My wife and I saw The Monkees at Chumash Casino in CA before Davy Jones died.

    You should have seen all those old ladies screaming and forming a mosh pit.

    Davy Jones told people that were recording them, "I you know how to make money with a recording, let us know so we can."

    May 1, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  12. Bob Newman

    This should have taken place long before Davey died.There is no more Monkees, without Davey.Just 3 remaing members of the Monkees.The band is not whole without all members!Therefore just not worth seeing in my book....

    May 1, 2013 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamburger Jones

      Originally it was going to be Davy with Boyce and Hart as the backup group, and it was just going to be an album. Then they wanted to do a show, and the former child star of CIRCUS BOY and the writer of "Different Drum" and "Until It's Time For You To Go" turn up in auditions, and they decided Peter tested well with girls so they added him. It went out of control fast and became a real rock group despite all the artifice.

      May 1, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  13. soheyman

    Mike wrote 'Different Drum' , Linda Ronstadt had a hit w/ it. The Stone Ponies.

    May 1, 2013 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
  14. Monkey Mandy

    your experience gives me more incentive to what i need too do to stop the gap -

    May 1, 2013 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dan

    Who really cares????????

    April 30, 2013 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Morning fun

    park your ass over man....once and for all...

    April 30, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  17. fortwally

    It appears that everybody's got something to hide except me and my Monkees.

    April 30, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  18. New York Helicopter

    Excellent Review

    April 30, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  19. the invasion or privacy issue is not over girls.

    we'll see ya at the concert.

    April 30, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jealous Monkee

    great guys

    April 30, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jeff

    There is no Monkees without Davy Jones. This should have happened 10,20, 30 years ago.. To late folks.. It's like the Stones without Mick....

    April 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie


      April 30, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Davy

      Theres a girl I know who makes me feel so good.
      And I wouldnt live without her, even if I could.
      They call her valerie.
      I love my valerie.

      April 30, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • kelly

      Agreed 100 percent!

      April 30, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pam

      It DID happen 10, 20,30 years ago! There were Monkee tours all through the years, but it was mostly without Mike, who really doesn't like touring. Biggest shows were in 1986 with the 20th year reunion shows. MTV reran the Monkees tv show and started Monkee Mania all over again. David Jones is sorely missed, but I'd still like to see the guys again.

      May 1, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Tina Vickery

      wow...I loved Davy ...but this is wrong. Whats wrong with the others getting together and keeping the music alive? If I remember right they did this MANY times when Davy was alive...20 and 30 years ago. It was called "The Monkees" not "The Davy Jones Group". I think Davy would like this. And if you are referring to the fact that Mike didnt join them...same was "The Monkees" ...dont take it away from the rest of them.

      May 2, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Geez

    Pete Townsend is looking really old!

    April 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Shikabane Hime

    I would love to see the show. Remember ...has-beens are the ones who made music what it is today and one day your faves will be mocked too. Too bad KCMO is not on the list.

    April 30, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  24. Dave


    April 30, 2013 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  25. I can't wait to finally see who the monkees really are

    don' you?

    April 30, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  26. yeS u are a lunker that's why we have it.

    we will be meeting the official monkeeS soon

    April 30, 2013 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  27. WhoAmI?ALurkerThatsWho

    INot sure i can recall any of their music. I'm sure I've heard some but none come to my mind. Best of luck to them!

    April 30, 2013 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Stalker 1

      in a female world we call you type lemons

      April 30, 2013 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamburger Jones

      Oh, you want some EMO CRED? I bet you know about all the cool bands that nobody ever heard of. Go listen to them.

      April 30, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  28. JulioFranco

    I think they should recruit Walter Koenig to replace Davy Jones. Or Pavel Checkov. He snagged the Star Trek part due in part to his similar appearance to Davy, so why not? That would be a blast!

    April 30, 2013 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  29. ss number through loan docs

    almost there

    April 30, 2013 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  30. Can't wait too finally meet the 3 monkees in person


    April 30, 2013 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  31. the 3 monkees don't have the talent

    and we need better talent not these lame musicians...

    April 30, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  32. the 3 monkees are has beens...


    April 30, 2013 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • fedupwithpolitics

      Better to be a has been than a no talent never was troll like you.

      April 30, 2013 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  33. justiz guitar* How do these peta persons know what wolves think. Maybe they enjoy the attention, the music and the party atmosphere

    I was A fan. These boys became good musicians and song writers. The fact they want to continue is alright with me. They contributed to making my childhood magical. Thank you Boys. Rock on while there is still daylight.

    April 30, 2013 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  34. See how easy it is too trap a hoe?

    onward we go...i have too head out

    April 30, 2013 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |

    tha'ts why we're us and your just what you are......monkees forever

    April 30, 2013 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  36. Ginny1955

    I've always been a fan – of every member of the group. If there are fans willing to see them, why shouldn't they tour. I would pay to see them in a minute. To me they were the original boy band.

    April 30, 2013 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  37. dollar signs...

    thats the only way your concert tour holds on

    April 30, 2013 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  38. We heard your cheep Cat


    April 30, 2013 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  39. Cat

    Wouldn't spend hard-earned cash to see them without Davy. Heck, I wouldn't go if it was free.

    April 30, 2013 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  40. cruisegirl

    OOPs..sorry..Mickey Dolenz. It's early here before coffee.

    April 30, 2013 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  41. cruisegirl

    Saw Peter Dolenz at a summer concert about 2 years ago with his sister. Yikes...crowd cleared out very quickly after he started "singing" drunk and high he almost fell off the stage. Spare us.

    April 30, 2013 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Do you mean Micky Dolenz? Do you mean Peter Tork? Who is Peter Dolenz? You must have been the one strung out. Azzclown you.

      April 30, 2013 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  42. tottie martozzie

    He stopped loving me today.....was a great song.

    April 30, 2013 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  43. MT

    Mike Nesmith's mother is the founder of "liquid white out "== He is a richest monkee but does tour occassionally with the other monkees for fun.......peter tork, micky dolenz and davey jones (rip) love talking too the audience they have beers with the fans and are very nice.

    April 30, 2013 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamburger Jones

      Mike had the first hit straight-to-VHS video with ELEPHANT PARTS, then put money into a cheap cowboys vs motorcycle flick called TIME RIDER that made a huge profit. He's the only one who had a post-Monkees career of any magnitude.

      April 30, 2013 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamburger Jones

      I don't shove stuff up my ass, kid. We aren't talking about real monkeys here, so calm down. Aren't you supposed to be in class already?

      April 30, 2013 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  44. Clay Reston

    So will they do their own version of "He Stopped Loving Her Today"?

    Sorry...they're not "The Monkees" without George Jones.

    April 30, 2013 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  45. tm

    they perform every summer in ny...glad they are is a fun summer after work field trip.

    go monkees.

    April 30, 2013 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  46. We'll Always Remember Davy

    What a FABULOUS group they were and undoubtedly still are! May God bless Davy Jones always! We Love You!!

    April 30, 2013 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  47. georgevreelandhill2010

    Long Beach is fine, but they should have booked L.A.

    George Vreeland Hill

    April 30, 2013 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  48. georgevreelandhill2010

    Long Beach is fine, but they should have also booked L.A.

    George Vreeland Hill

    April 30, 2013 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  49. VoteForPedro

    No Chicago tour stop?

    April 29, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bears

      Looks like they're staying away from cold states. No Minnesota either.

      April 30, 2013 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  50. richard shapiro

    I'm in my 50's and the monkey's was my favorite weekly show. i also lived across the street from Peter and i would be leaving for work when he came out to get the La times , he is a very nice person.

    April 29, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Ralph Observer

    Saw this configuration of the Monkees at Buffalo, NY, last fall. Terrific show. They provided a few Davy Jones songs via video clips, which was a little awkward. But all three surviving bandmates - Mike, Micky, and Peter - were at the top of their game. If you have an opportunity, go see them; they're all near 70 years old, and probably won't continue performing as a group for much longer.

    April 29, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Name*Silverblue

    Just enjoy the music of our yesterdays that have gone by. The music of the 60's......priceless!

    April 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • lroy

      I had tickets to the last tour (before Davy died), and they cancelled. Also, Mike Nesmith ALWAYS refused to do reunion tours (with a couple of exceptions) in the past. I'll pass, I don't want to be disappointed again. I saw them once and that's enough.

      April 29, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  53. The dude

    I hope they play some of the classics like mustang Sally or the sweet home Alabama.

    April 29, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • lroy

      Dude, They're the MONKEES, pal. They play their OWN songs. Neither of those two are MONKEES songs.

      April 29, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darby

      I know this song is kind of over done, but I do hope they play Stairway to Heaven. That is my all-time favorite!

      April 29, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • sburns54

      As long as they do the "Siegfried" section of "Der Ring des Nibelungen" I'll be happy.

      April 30, 2013 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamburger Jones

      It wasn't funny the first two times. We get it, you are a fourteen-year-old ironic hipster, and you "never heard of them." Fine. Now go smoke a clove.

      April 30, 2013 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  54. Dizzyd

    I'm glad they're still performing (with Mike Nesmith, yet!), but it won't be the same w/o Davy. Sigh! Still, I'm sure it'll be a rockin' show, and I'm sure he would be pleased.

    April 29, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeff

      You're SURE Jones would be pleased? And why is that? Nesmith refuses to commit to these guys for DECADESand then as soon as Jones dies, he announces a tour because the time "feels right"? I can't imagine a greater slight to a fellow band member. Not to mention to the buying public. This situation just SCREAMS "We better cash in now before it's too late." Members of the entertainment industry tend to demonstrate little class, and for a band that sprang from the 'Feel Good' era of the 60's, they are now just as cold-hearted as Don Kirschner was to them. I've got the old records, I don't need or want to hear nor see these dinosaurs suddenly pretending to be a band.

      Frankly, with any one of them missing, they are no longer The Monkees; every one of them was too integral in their own way to the band's success; at the least they should bill themselves as "The Surviving Monkees".

      April 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  55. ffhd1clt

    Why now, why not when Jones was still alive? The Monkees without Davy Jones are like the Rolling Stones without Jagger.

    April 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |

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