Over the years, longtime Monkees fan Jennifer Winkle has attended numerous Monkees concerts, and she has recently shared her rich catalog of photos with the Live Almanac. Here's a collection from a show I also attended on August 3, 1996 at a sold-out Valley Forge Music Fair outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This was a great (theatre in the round) venue, and I've always remembered how enthusiastic the crowd was that evening. Thanks, Jennifer!
This was the set list from the show at Valley Forge:
Here's a bootleg from the concert in two parts, and I believe this is the first time this has been made available online. I'm going to try and post this on the Live Almanac's YouTube channel at some point as well!
The Monkees and their band performed "I'm a Believer" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on June 17, 1996. Davy, Micky, and Peter spoke with Leno afterwards and announced the release of Justus, and promoted the start of their 30th Anniversary Tour.
Check out all of the Monkee references on the cover of this Rhino catalog. Thanks to Perry Corvese for sharing this item from his collection.
Jeff Gehringer, a frequent contributor to the Live Almanac blog, wrote this review of the November 1996 Billboard Live club show that was designed to promote the Justus album. The piece originally appeared in the December 1996 issue of Monkee Business Fanzine. For easier reading, click on each image to enlarge.
Thanks to Jeff Gehringer (who scanned this one before I got to it!) for submitting this article featured in USA Today on November 18, 1996. Justus had just been released and The Monkees were preparing for a Los Angeles club concert to promote the album.
This photo was taken on November 16, 1996, just days before the Los Angeles club gig to promote the release of Justus.
From the Live Almanac's YouTube channel...a scene from the opening of The Monkees television series is re-created for The Tonight Show in 1996. (Micky, Davy and Peter were guests in June 1996 to promote the start of the 30th Anniversary Tour and to announce the upcoming release of Justus.)
Thanks to Bill Groves for scanning his ticket to the 1996 show at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California.
The deluxe edition of Justus will be released by Friday Music on May 28, 2013 and is available for pre-order at Amazon. This review of the album appeared in the October 1996 issue of Goldmine. Click to enlarge!
During a promotional stop for their 1996 30th Anniversary Tour, Micky, Davy and Peter performed "I'm a Believer" live on The Tonight Show on June 17, 1996.
Mike & Micky Show Tour Merch