Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues performed live in concert last evening in Westbury, New York at NYCB Theatre. The group opened an evening of entertainment dubbed "Hot Autumn Nights" on a bill that included Peter Noone, The Grass Roots, and The Buckinghams. This marked Peter's first concert appearance since the conclusion of The Monkees' 50th Anniversary Tour last December, and his first public event since early May, where he took part in Wizard World Comic Con in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Peter and the band performed the following songs:
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
Bring It With You
Cross Cut Saw
I’m a Believer (with Peter Noone)
Pleasant Valley Sunday
Jennifer Winkle was in attendance and shared her photos on Facebook, along with audio of Peter's set:
Peter Noone made a surprise appearance and performed "I'm a Believer" with Peter:
And here's more footage from Westbury courtesy of YouTube:
Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Micky Dolenz welcomed Michael Nesmith and friends back to the stage during his concert at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. Previously on Friday night, Nez had joined Micky at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California for their first concert appearance together since September 2016.
Jodi Ritzen shared video from the show on Facebook, which includes the duo's performance of "Me & Magdalena" and the encore selections of "Listen to the Band" and "I'm a Believer."
Kiefo Nilsson, son of Harry, once again joined Micky for "Good Times" just as he had during Friday night's debut of the song at the Agoura Hills show.
Mary Cherry posted this video of "I'm a Believer" and final bows:
Last night at the The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California, Micky Dolenz took the stage with his sister Coco and special guests Michael Nesmith, Christian Nesmith, Circe Link, and Kiefo Nilsson. Micky and Nez performed "Me & Magdalena," a highlight from The Monkees' 2016 album, Good Times!, and later sang both "Listen to the Band" and "I'm a Believer" during the encore.
Jeffrey Sherman posted video of Micky, Michael, Christian, and the band performing "Me & Magdalena":
Joining everyone onstage was Micky's longtime touring group, who have also backed The Monkees in concert since 2012: Wayne Avers (guitar/musical director), Rich Dart (drums), John Billings (bass), Dave Alexander (keyboards), and Coco Dolenz (backing vocals).
Davy Jones' daughters Talia Jones Roston, Sarah Jones, and Annabel Jones, along with Davy's first wife Linda Haines Jones, were also in attendance.
April Hayes shared her photos from the concert on Facebook:
And Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild posted this photo on Twitter of Michael and Micky singing "I'm a Believer":
Family members of Micky's longtime friend Harry Nilsson were also present, and Harry's son, Kiefo, accompanied Micky for the debut live performance of "Good Times." The song, originally demoed by Harry Nilsson for The Monkees in the late '60s, was revived last year after Micky added his vocal to the track, allowing for a modern day duet that ultimately inspired the name of The Monkees' 2016 album. You can watch Kiefo join Micky in the video below, courtesy of Dyana Levinson:
Kiefo Nilsson commented about his guest appearance with Micky on Facebook and posted a picture of the two onstage:
"Had the great privilege of getting to sing my dad’s part to 'Good Times' alongside Micky Dolenz tonight at the Canyon in Agoura Hills. Will be doing it again tomorrow at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills — come hang if you can!"
Thanks to Andrew Sandoval for sharing a photo of the set list with The Monkees Live Almanac:
Videoranch3D on Facebook posted photos and a few short videos of Michael with fans during the post-show meet and greet session. A portion of the proceeds collected from the meet and greet is being donated to the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund.
Stay tuned for more updates, and remember that Micky, Michael, and company will be doing it all again at this evening's show in Beverly Hills, California at the Saban Theatre!
Yesterday, Micky Dolenz sat with Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols (who covered "Steppin' Stone") on 95.5 KLOS-FM in Southern California:
The forthcoming weekend is a busy one for the individual Monkees. Micky Dolenz will welcome special guest Michael Nesmith during two performances in California, and on Saturday evening, Peter Tork will appear at NYCB Theatre in Westbury, New York as part of the "Hot Autumn Nights" concert series. Joining Peter on the bill are Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone, The Grass Roots, and The Buckinghams. To date, this is Peter's only announced solo concert for 2017.
Just announced! Michael Nesmith will be making a guest appearance with Micky Dolenz at two of Micky's upcoming solo shows while also taking part in meet and greet activities after each event. You can see the duo together this Friday, October 20 at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California and on Saturday, October 21 at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. Tickets for the meet and greet session after the shows are also available, but quantities are limited and to participate, you must have a ticket to the concert that night. A portion of the proceeds collected from the meet and greets will be donated to the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund.
If you are planning on attending these special shows, please feel free to share your pictures and reviews with the Live Almanac!
UPDATE 10/16/2017: Nez talked about the upcoming appearances with Micky earlier today on Facebook.
UPDATE #2 10/17/17: Members of the Monkees family will be present with Micky and Michael at the California shows, including Christian Nesmith and Circe Link, Ami Dolenz, Davy's daughters Talia Jones Roston, Sarah Jones, and Annabel Jones, Davy's first wife Linda Haines Jones, along with members of Harry Nilsson' s family.
Michael served as a Trustee at the American Film Institute for twelve years and will be in conversation with Jean Picker Firstenberg, former President and CEO of the AFI, who has published a new book, Becoming AFI: 50 Years Inside the American Film Institute.
September 2 & 3 only: Dead Man's Curve Wild Hot Rod Weekend 2017 / Mahwah Sheraton, Mahwah, New Jersey
This past weekend, Micky Dolenz (and the Monkeemobile) appeared at Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza in Hanover, Massachusetts. Thanks to Scott Catton for submitting photographs from the event!
On October 21, Peter Tork will perform at NYCB Theatre at Westbury in Westbury, New York as part of the "Hot Autumn Nights" concert series. Joining Peter on the bill are Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone, The Grass Roots, and The Buckinghams. To date, this is Peter's only announced solo concert for 2017. You can purchase tickets online starting on Friday, May 12, and be sure to see the Facebook post below for pre-sale information.
On April 28, Michael Nesmith appeared with D.A. Wallach in Santa Monica, California at an event sponsored by Live Talks Los Angeles to promote his new book, Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff. Here's the official video footage of their discussion: