The Monkees performed in San Francisco's Cow Palace on January 22, 1967. Thanks to Al Bigley for providing this clip!
The Monkees performed a series of concerts between December 1966 and May 1967, appearing at such venues as the Cow Palace in San Francisco and Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.
Below is portions of audio from Micky, Davy, and Michael's appearance on KRUX radio in Phoenix, Arizona on January 20, 1967. The Monkees spin records (including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Four Tops) and go live on air. The group is promoting their concert in Phoenix the next day, which was filmed for the last episode of the first season, "The Monkees on Tour." Portions of this radio broadcast are featured in that episode.
It was tradition for The Monkees to visit radio stations while on the road, starting with their very first concert appearance in Hawaii when they stopped by KPOI. This is a really entertaining listen and quite the time capsule!
On May 18, Michael Nesmith gave an insightful interview with John Fugelsang and Frank Conniff on the SiriusXM Satellite Radio program Tell Me Everything. Nez covers a lot of ground here, discussing details of the recording sessions for Good Times!, keeping Davy Jones involved in the project through the revival of "Love to Love," recalling The Monkees' very first live concert in Honolulu, the genesis of Head, the inspiration behind his upcoming book, and much, much more. This is a must hear interview! Fugelsang, in particular, did a wonderful job conducting it. Be sure to check out his program on SiriusXM and on Facebook. And thanks to Todd Nemphos for recording the audio, which includes a snippet of "Birth of an Accidental Hipster."
According to Andrew Sandoval's book, fans in Toronto bared the "zero-degree weather. Reported sales are in excess of $91,000 setting a new one-night record for a Monkees concert gross."
The concert in Toronto eventually took place on April 2:
A Monkees concert that had been scheduled for May 27, 1967 at the Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California was later canceled after Mike had his tonsils removed on May 23. This is a poster advertising the original event. In Marty Eck's 1998 book The Monkees Collectibles Price Guide, it was estimated to be worth $400 if you possessed a near mint copy of it.
The October 1967 issue of Flip provided coverage of The Monkees on tour in the first months of 1967.
In the May 1967 issue of 16 Magazine, it was reported that Mike provided a unique gift to a fan attending one of The Monkees' earliest concerts:
David Pearl takes you behind the scenes of the second official Monkees concert (and New Year's Eve 1966)
The Monkees played their first full-length live concert on December 3, 1966 at the Honolulu International Centre Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. Their next show occurred in Denver, Colorado on December 26. In this article (from the May 1967 issue of 16 Magazine) David Pearl examines that second date along with the group's other concerts in late 1966.
Pearl was a friend of Mike Nesmith's from Texas who eventually moved to California and immediately became involved in the Monkees project. Through Nez, he was selected as Peter's stand-in on the television show and was often seen as an extra on many episodes of The Monkees. He also became very good friends with Davy. Pearl traveled with the group while on tour, and in 1969 co-managed the trio of Micky, Davy and Mike.
The artwork of Neko Cholis, photographed in the article above, was featured on several different Monkees releases.
This photo was taken at the first official Monkees concert in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 3, 1966.