New video footage of The Monkees live in New York City on their 2012 tour has surfaced on YouTube. The show took place at a sold out Beacon Theater on Broadway on December 2. It also just happened to be the final show of the tour, which featured the return of Michael Nesmith and moving tributes to Davy Jones, who had passed away on February 29, 2012.
The Best of The Monkees was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on November 1, 2012. The Monkees were presented with Gold records at the Greek Theatre before their performance there on November 10, 2012.
Here are some more photos courtesy of Jennifer Winkle, who documented the final show of The Monkees' 2012 tour that featured the return of Michael Nesmith. Thanks a lot, Jennifer!
Thanks to Jennifer Winkle for these pictures from the final show on The Monkees' 2012 tour at New York City's Beacon Theatre on December 2, 2012.
Over the last few weeks, longtime Monkees fan Jennifer Winkle has been sharing with the Live Almanac her rich collection of photos from Monkees concerts going all the way back to 2001. Jennifer has taken some great photos, and you'll be seeing them here on the blog and elsewhere over the coming months. Here's two from The Monkees' show at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on December 2, the last night of the 2012 tour.
Here's some great footage filmed on November 30, 2012 at the State Theatre Regional Arts Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Everyone's on the same page here...Peter nails the vocal on "Can You Dig It" and Micky delivers another great rendition of "As We Go Along." You can also get an appreciation for some of Peter's guitar work, particularly the subtleties he adds to "As We Go Along." And check out Peter and Mike having a good laugh at Micky at the end of "Can You Dig It." Enjoy!
Micky covers a lot of ground in this interview published on October 28, 2012, right before the start of the 2012 Monkees tour. Topics discussed include his latest solo album, Remember; The Beatles; "Randy Scouse Git;" Justus; Harry Nilsson; The Point; working with Davy in the 1970s; Head; Michael's return to The Monkees in 2012; architecture; Frank Zappa; and much more. (Caution: the interview contains some strong language in the event you have younger viewers!)
Monkees Farewell Tour
Dolenz sings Nesmith