In an October 1978 interview with Blitz, Michael Nesmith recalled The Monkees' performance at Detroit's Olympia Stadium on their 1967 summer tour. The group was originally scheduled to appear there on July 29, 1967 but the show was canceled due to rioting. The Monkees played a rescheduled concert in Detroit on August 13, 1967.
"I look at the Olympia stop as being one of the high points of that tour. We walked into Olympia the morning of the show, and I recall being amazed at the vast size of the building. I looked at the high ceilings and wondered how we would sound with acoustics like that. Someone told me that 20,000 people were coming and that was all I had to hear! We really played well that night."
Here's a piece of memorabilia from the Netherlands featuring an image from the JCPenney photo shoot, and is courtesy of Iris' Little Monkees Corner. As everyone knows, a photo from this session eventually graced the cover of The Monkees' second album, More Of The Monkees.
Head was released on VHS, Beta, and Laserdisc on September 18, 1986 during The Monkees' 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour.
Micky Dolenz will appear at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park on July 1, 2018 to sing the "Star Spangled Banner" before the start of the Phillies-Nationals game at 1:35pm that day. Tickets are now on sale, and Jodi Ritzen is offering a special package where you can spend the game with Micky and family inside the Bill Giles suite, complete with food and drink and autograph opportunities. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Live Almanac first reported about Peter's involvement with the movie in December 2013.
Hello everyone! Things have been more quiet than usual as of late here on the Live Almanac's blog, but with good reason. Over the last couple of weeks I have been revamping each one of the tour pages found on The Monkees Live Almanac website. It's been a long time since these individual pages have received specific attention, and with dead links piling up, a desire to provide the most current information and relevant resources, along with a need for general house cleaning, well, the time was right to give everything a second look. The changes are mostly subtle, but you might recognize some new scans, videos, and a general tidying up of each page's layout for what I hope makes for the best viewing experience.
I'm still working on essays for the 2015 concerts and the 50th Anniversary Tour, but I haven't had a lot of time to write and the essays require dedicated research and editing. All in good time, though! Speaking of future additions to the site, Jennifer Winkle has recently shared a vast amount of photographs from concerts in 1986, 1987, 1996, and 1997. I look forward to sharing these pictures down the road!
Meanwhile, please feel free to check out the individual tour pages that are organized by decade below. I welcome your feedback and suggestions. Maybe it's been a while since you've perused these pages, or perhaps you're new to them altogether - enjoy!
On Friday July 6, Micky will also be appearing at a 50th Anniversary screening of The Monkees' 1968 feature film Head at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Massachusetts.
Monkees Farewell Tour
Dolenz sings Nesmith
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