The forthcoming weekend is a busy one for the individual Monkees. Micky Dolenz will welcome special guest Michael Nesmith during two performances in California, and on Saturday evening, Peter Tork will appear at NYCB Theatre in Westbury, New York as part of the "Hot Autumn Nights" concert series. Joining Peter on the bill are Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone, The Grass Roots, and The Buckinghams. To date, this is Peter's only announced solo concert for 2017.
Just announced! Michael Nesmith will be making a guest appearance with Micky Dolenz at two of Micky's upcoming solo shows while also taking part in meet and greet activities after each event. You can see the duo together this Friday, October 20 at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California and on Saturday, October 21 at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. Tickets for the meet and greet session after the shows are also available, but quantities are limited and to participate, you must have a ticket to the concert that night. A portion of the proceeds collected from the meet and greets will be donated to the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund.
If you are planning on attending these special shows, please feel free to share your pictures and reviews with the Live Almanac!
UPDATE 10/16/2017: Nez talked about the upcoming appearances with Micky earlier today on Facebook.
UPDATE #2 10/17/17: Members of the Monkees family will be present with Micky and Michael at the California shows, including Christian Nesmith and Circe Link, Ami Dolenz, Davy's daughters Talia Jones Roston, Sarah Jones, and Annabel Jones, Davy's first wife Linda Haines Jones, along with members of Harry Nilsson' s family.
In a week full of senseless tragedy and sorrow, it didn't help that one of my favorite artists since childhood passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017. I first remember hearing Tom Petty, as others in my generation can attest, on MTV. The video for "You Got Lucky" was groundbreaking at the time, with its extended lead-in and non-formulaic approach. I can vividly recall watching MTV and anxiously awaiting for that video to be aired. To this day, it remains one of my favorite songs by Petty & The Heartbreakers.
Micky Dolenz became friendly with Tom Petty in recent years, and guested on his Sirius XM radio show in 2016:
In this live clip from 2013, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers cover "Steppin' Stone" at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California:
Over the years, I have attended many Petty concerts with friends that yielded a lot of good times and laughs. I can still listen to my Petty albums, and remember the old days and the great music. Thanks to Tom for all of the memories.
The LP and CD editions of Michael Nesmith At the BBC Paris Theatre are now available from 7a Records. Remember that the vinyl picture disc is limited to 500 copies, so don't wait to order! A big thanks, as always, to Ben Belmares for providing the scans of the picture disc LP below to the Live Almanac.
Michael served as a Trustee at the American Film Institute for twelve years and will be in conversation with Jean Picker Firstenberg, former President and CEO of the AFI, who has published a new book, Becoming AFI: 50 Years Inside the American Film Institute.
September 28, 2017 / North Hollywood: DEEP IN THE HEART: A Concert for Hurricane Relief
Music & Comedy, benefiting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation for those affected by the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida