A week before The Monkees was set to debut on NBC on September 12, 1966, The Monkees undertook a promotional tour that made stops in Chicago, Boston, New York, and Los Angeles. The group would be introduced to deejays, members of the press, and record dealers. The band's first single, "Last Train to Clarksville," had been released in August and was already quickly climbing the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The promotional tour was launched in Hollywood on September 1 with a private reception at Screen Gems. A "gigantic block party" was organized to commemorate The Monkees television series, and two episodes were screened during the festivities. The Monkees gave a brief performance in front of the gathered attendees, but it's not known which songs were played.
On October 21, Peter Tork will perform at NYCB Theatre at Westbury 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. You can purchase tickets online starting on Friday, May 12, and be sure to see the Facebook post below for pre-sale information.
The Monkees' concerts in New York City during their 1967 summer tour were a particular highlight, grossing hundreds of thousands of dollars and playing to 36,000 people over three nights.
This weekend, Peter and Micky appeared at Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis, Missouri to sign autographs and meet fans. The event also included a Q & A session: