The year 2001 saw Micky, Davy, and Peter back on the concert stage for the first time since 1997. The tour certainly had its ups and downs, and by the end of that summer, Peter had returned to Shoe Suede Blues while Micky and Davy continued working together as a duo.
The Monkees' last performance as a trio on the 2001 tour was on August 31 at the Sun Theatre in Anaheim, California. The Anaheim concert just happened to be recorded and filmed. The subsequent release, Live Summer Tour, was made available on DVD and compact disc in stores and online. The CD, released on the King Biscuit label and still available today on Amazon, appears below:
Here's some more photos from the 2001 tour, courtesy of Jennifer Winkle!
Over the years, longtime Monkees fan Jennifer Winkle has attended numerous Monkees concerts, and this past winter she shared her rich catalog of photos with the Live Almanac. Here's two collections from concerts at Westbury Music Fair in Westbury, New York in the winter and summer of 2001. You'll also see members of The Monkees' backing band in these slideshows, which featured Wayne Avers (guitar), Dave Alexander (keyboards), Jerry Renino (bass), Aviva Maloney (sax/flute), and Sandy Gennaro (drums). Thanks, Jennifer, and there's more to come!
March 11, 2001
July 15 & 16, 2001
Here's Davy in his element at a stop on the 2001 tour with longtime touring bassist, the late Jerry Renino, and saxophonist Sam Albright.
Longtime Monkees fan Jennifer Winkle has attended a lot of Monkees concerts, and she has kindly shared her rich catalog of photos with the Live Almanac. Here's a collection from The Monkees' concert at the Xanadu Theater in Atlantic City, New Jersey on March 17, 2001. Thanks, Jennifer, and there's more to come!
Greg Briggler played trombone in The Monkees' touring band from 2001-2002.
The Monkees reunited in early 2001, and Monkee Business Fanzine editor Maggie McManus caught up with the trio in Easton, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; and Atlantic City, New Jersey on the 2001 tour.
The Monkees' last performance as a trio on the ill-fated 2001 tour occurred on August 31, 2001 at the Sun Theatre in Anaheim, California. The Anaheim concert was recorded and filmed. The subsequent release, Live Summer Tour, was made available on DVD and compact disc in stores and online. Here's a look at the DVDs:
Due to popular demand, the entire uncut concert was later released as a limited collector's edition:
On March 9, 2001, The Monkees performed at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts. Here's a picture of Peter from the show, thanks to Mister K!
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