Last evening Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and their band brought "The Mike & Micky Show" to a packed house at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. Thanks a lot to Renny Simno for sharing his photos from the show:
Here's a photograph of the merchandise table at the Beacon. Most of the items that were previously sold during the June 2018 shows are still available:
Thanks also goes to Wis Byron for sharing his video and photos from New York City with the Live Almanac:
The set list:
And here's a sampling of videos from last night's performance in New York City:
Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and their band performed to a packed house this evening at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Thanks to Jodi Ritzen for live streaming various portions of the show!
At the time of his passing, Peter’s family requested that anyone wishing to make a contribution in his honor, to do so by supporting the scholarship fund at The Institute for The Musical Arts in Massachusetts, a nonprofit that provides young women with music education, music recording, & music community. More info on the IMA can be found here:
Probyn Gregory is the newest member of The Monkees' troupe, joining Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and the rest of the stellar backing band as a utility player on "The Mike & Micky Show" tour when it resumed earlier this month. Probyn plays guitar, banjo, and trumpet during the current live show.
Probyn is a Los Angeles-based composer and musician who for many years has been a member of the Brian Wilson Band. He has performed and recorded with The Wondermints, The Beach Boys, The Eels, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, and numerous other artists in the L.A. power pop scene over the last three decades. Probyn played guitar on King For A Day, the 2010 album Micky Dolenz released as a tribute to Carole King, and he also appeared on three albums by Monkees archivist and tour producer Andrew Sandoval: Million Dollar Movie, What's It All About, and From Me To You.
A day after Peter Tork passed away, The Washington Post published a piece by Probyn that talked about Peter and The Monkees' legacy. In it, he also revealed how he became a Monkees fan as a kid:
"My own fascination with the band dates to 1966, when, at age 9, I was hit amidships by the TV show. Like many kids my age, 'Meet the Monkees' was my first album. To me, the Monkees were the zenith — the vibe, the songs, the zany humor, everything about them made me and everyone I knew the target demographic of the era. I ended up following a musical path and have, for the past 20 years, been a part of Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s band."
Welcome, Probyn, to the Monkees family! Be sure to catch up with the other members of The Monkees' touring band in this previously published post.
Last night, "The Mike & Micky Show" stopped at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Thanks to Monkees archivist and tour producer Andrew Sandoval for sharing the evening's set list!
Micky Dolenz also happened to be celebrating a birthday yesterday. Prior to the performance of "Randy Scouse Git," Andrew presented Micky with a cake and a special birthday gift. He shared a photo of the gift and the story behind it on his Facebook page:
Once again, thanks to Andrew Sandoval for providing the set list from last night's show at the Keswick Theatre. Note the debut of "Joanne" during the acoustic set!
Thank you to Andrew Sandoval for sharing last night's set list from Michael and Micky's show at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey. The set was exactly the same as the performance in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Sunday, March 3. Tonight: sold out in Philadelphia at the Keswick Theatre!
Last night, Micky, Nez, and the band performed at the American Music Theatre in snowy Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Here is the evening's set list, courtesy of Andrew Sandoval:
While Micky was in Lancaster, he enjoyed a meal at The Belvedere Inn.
Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith officially opened their latest round of concerts on March 1 at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford, Massachusetts. A video tribute to Peter Tork is featured during the show. Here is that evening's set list, courtesy of Andrew Sandoval:
Last night, the tour stopped at Ovation Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This casino-based show featured a shortened set as most casinos tend to limit performance times. Thanks to Andrew Sandoval for the Atlantic City set list:
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Last evening, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and their band performed a private show at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. "The Mike & Micky Show" will officially open tonight in Medford, Massachusetts at the Chevalier Theatre. Here is the set list from Uncasville:
UPDATE 3/3/2019: It was initially reported that "Carlisle Wheeling" was a part of the Uncasville set list. That early report was incorrect.
Monkees Farewell Tour
Dolenz sings Nesmith