Thanks to Bill Groves for scanning a review of the 1989 Universal Amphitheatre concert that appeared in the Los Angeles Times. For easier reading, click on the image and then click on it again.
(Not the most insightful review here. Sure - Micky, Davy and Peter did a few state fair shows in the late '80s, but that hardly constituted them as a 'state fair circuit act.' Oh well.)
From the Monkees Tour Facebook page:
Rhino's new box set, The Monkees Present...will soon find a place on the tour merch table. Last year's tour program will also soon be available again on the table.
Jessica is assisting Andrew Sandoval while The Monkees are on the road this summer.
Michael Nesmith returns to Texas this evening as The Monkees play at the Long Center in Austin. Two more shows in Texas will follow in Houston (Michael's birthplace) and Grand Prairie. Tickets are available here.
It will be interesting to see any set list changes that were advertised for the Austin show on the Monkees Tour Facebook page. If you are attending the show tonight, please contact me with a full report as soon as possible!
Speaking of the set list, "Daily Nightly" was omitted at the show in Clearwater, Florida.
It's back on YouTube...The Monkees live in New York City at a sold out Beacon Theatre, the last show on the 2012 tour. Thanks, Davey!
This came from a 1991 Golden Treasures catalog. For easier reading, click on the image and then click on it again.
He also talks about Michael Nesmith and the current tour:
“He’s always been the question mark,” Tork acknowledges. “Mike has, and had, other ambitions. He’s giving what he’s got to this. He’s here and he’s committed and you can see it. He’s not holding anything back on this tour, nor the last one. He has other things he wants to do. But he’s not going, I can’t stand this, I’ve got other things to do. Michael isn’t doing that. The result is I sense a lot of commitment from him on this. We’re getting along brilliantly.”
Just a small note to let everyone know that I'm at the beach for the next several days. If you are noticing that updates aren't coming as frequently, you'll know why. However, the blog will continue to be updated, more so in the late afternoon and/or early evening.
The Monkees are on small break and the tour will resume in Austin, Texas on Wednesday evening. Tickets available here!
Filming a Kool-Aid commercial was tough work in those days! This was one of the last photos taken of the trio and most likely Michael's final Monkees project during the group's original incarnation.
I receive a lot of emails asking if I know if the wool hats are going to be for sale at a person's respective show on the tour, so here's another update on this recently sold out item.
Per the official Monkees store:
Be like Mike with the official Nez Monkees Beanie! A faithful recreation of Mike's iconic wool hat, complete with an official Monkees patch on the back.
This product is temporarily unavailable. Due to demand, we are manufacturing more and it will be in stock in late September. You may place your order now and we will hold it on backorder until the new stock arrives."
Orders are being accepted here.
I've received a couple of different reports from last night's show in Clearwater, Florida stating that the Michael Nesmith wool hats were not available at the merchandise booth. According to a post on the Monkees Facebook page last week, the wool hats are now sold out:
"The most popular merch item by far on the current tour is the Nez Beanie replica - in fact, we're down to our last 50! To keep things fair, we're selling this final 50 on Monkees.com, starting now."
A follow-up post shortly after this message indicated that the hats had completely sold out.
And it would be great to have some more pictures from the Nashville concert, too! Please contact me if you would like to submit your shots from any of the concerts.
Thanks to Bill Groves for submitting a scan of his ticket to the January 2, 1967 Monkees concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Check out the cost of the show!