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:
Last evening, Michael Nesmith appeared in Santa Monica, California at an event sponsored by Live Talks Los Angeles to promote his new book, Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff. The session was hosted by D.A. Wallach, and Michael also signed books for attendees. A big thanks to Jeff Gehringer who submitted this report to the Live Almanac:
"What a wonderful evening at the Moss Center. Great to hear intelligent conversation with no mention of Liquid Paper! The extended Monkees family were on hand: Andrew Sandoval, Gary Strobl, Henry Diltz, Christian Nesmith, Circe Link, Rodney Bingenheimer, and John Hughes. I got a laugh from John when I asked him to sign the new Nez CD (he produced the set). Once the evening began, the session was funny and interesting. We loved his candid responses. The stories about getting high in Ojai [while writing the script for Head], asking Hendrix how to play 'Purple Haze,' and John Lennon soliciting Mike's thoughts about an unfinished recording of 'Sgt. Pepper,' were hilarious. The audience of 700 loved it. The book signing went quickly, too. Thanks Mike, for sharing your evening with us. I can't wait to see your next step."
Here's another photo taken while Michael was discussing The Monkees and Jimi Hendrix:
Live Talks Los Angeles has posted a gallery of photos from the event on their Facebook page (click the image below to visit):
Last evening, Micky Dolenz performed with the American Metropole Orchestra at Rice Auditorium in Salem, Oregon, as part of the Smith Fine Arts Series. The orchestra was led by conductor Keller Coker, who can be seen below in rehearsals with Micky, and he was assisted by Wayne Avers (Monkees/Dolenz musical director and guitarist), who also took part in the performance.
July 14: Humphreys Concerts By the Bay / San Diego, California
July 27: Mayo Performing Arts Center / Morristown, New Jersey
July 28: NYCB Theatre at Westbury / Westbury, New York
August 25: Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino & Hotel / Bossier City, Louisiana
October 7: Grand Casino Hinckley Event Center / Hinckley, Minnesota
October 13: The Family Arena / Saint Charles, Missouri
October 15: Genesee Theatre / Waukegan, Illinois
November 3: Ameristar / Kansas City, Missouri
This weekend, Peter and Micky appeared at Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis, Missouri to sign autographs and meet fans. The event also included a Q & A session:
This summer, Micky Dolenz will be performing in the 50 Summers of Love show, along with Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and The Raiders, and The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band. The tour, which is being produced by Andrew Sandoval, will open on July 14, 2017 in San Diego, California at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. Tickets for that show go on sale April 1, and be sure to stay tuned to The Monkees Live Almanac for additional dates as they are announced.
Micky also has a host of solo shows scheduled for this year, so...he may be coming to your town!
Despite a lack of Monkees concerts this year, both Micky and Peter will be making personal appearances (and Micky already has a series of solo concert dates booked). Keep checking back for updates!
July 22-23: Hanover, Massachusetts / Micky Dolenz at Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza
Micky is also starring in '50 Summers of Love,' a joint tour with Mark Lindsay and The Fab Four.
For the concert dates listed below, VIP meet and greet tickets are available at select venues.
Please note that more solo dates are likely to be added to this itinerary. Keep checking back for updates!
January 20: Golden Nugget / Las Vegas, Nevada
February 11: Arcada Theatre / Saint Charles, Illinois
February 20 - 25: Busch Gardens / Tampa Bay, Florida
February 27 - March 4: Flower Power Cruise
March 10: The Warburton RheneyPalooza JAM / Palm Desert, California
March 24 - 29: "A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock & Roll" @ 54 Below / New York, New York
April 1: The Kent Stage / Kent, Ohio
April 2: City Winery / Atlanta, Georgia (6pm show)
April 2: City Winery / Atlanta, Georgia (9pm show)
April 15: Rice Auditorium / Monmouth, Oregon
April 20: Avalon Theatre / Easton, Maryland
April 21: Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center / York, Pennsylvania
April 23: Sellersville Theater / Sellersville, Pennsylvania (3pm show)
April 23: Sellersville Theater / Sellersville, Pennsylvania (8pm show)
June 3: Newton Theatre / Newton, New Jersey
June 4: Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center / Old Saybrook, Connecticut
June 10: The Care Concert, Benefiting Los Angeles Homeless Charities / Los Angeles, California
June 13: City Winery / Chicago, Illinois
June 14: City Winery / Chicago, Illinois
June 16: The Englert Theatre / Iowa City, Iowa
June 18: City Winery / Nashville, Tennessee (6:30pm show)
June 18: City Winery / Nashville, Tennessee (9pm show)
July 4: Town Hall Campus / Greece, New York
July 8: Island View Casino Resort / Gulfport, Mississippi
July 15: The Coach House / San Juan Capistrano, California
July 16: The Rose / Pasadena, California
July 25: California Mid-State Fair / Paso Robles, California (2 shows)
August 4: "A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock & Roll" @ Feinstein's / San Francisco, California
August 5: "A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock & Roll" @ Feinstein's / San Francisco, California
August 13: Down By The Riverside @ Mayo Park / Rochester, Minnesota
August 19: Marquee Theatre / Tempe, Arizona
September 7: B.B. King Blues Club / New York, New York
September 8: Suffolk Theater / Riverhead, New York
September 9: The Cabot / Beverly, Massachusetts
September 28: Concert for Hurricane Relief @ El Portal / North Hollywood, California
October 20: The Canyon / Agoura Hills, California with Special Guest Michael Nesmith
October 21: Saban Theatre / Beverly Hills, California with Special Guest Michael Nesmith
November 5: The Joint: Tulsa / Tulsa, Oklahoma
November 27: Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square / New York, New York
December 7: Clearwater Casino / Suquamish, Washington
December 16: The State Theatre / Bay City, Michigan
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 8pm
Michael Nesmith in conversation with D.A. Wallach
Ann and Jerry Moss Theater, Santa Monica, California
Discussing his upcoming memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff
Here is a description of the event, courtesy of Live Talks Los Angeles:
Michael Nesmith's career in music and television took him from starring in The Monkees to a celebrated run of albums as a solo artist and in the First National Band. He created the TV show Popclips, a forerunner of what would become MTV, and produced the films Repo Man and Tapeheads. He is the author of two novels and the founder of the Pacific Arts Corporation, which produces projects in the worlds of audio, video, and virtual reality, including Videoranch 3D.
The long, strange journey of Michael Nesmith is as fascinating as it as was fraught--from fleeing Dallas as a young man with his pregnant girlfriend, to gaining international fame as a member of the Monkees, to falling deep into the grips of what he calls Celebrity Psychosis, to finally achieving inner peace and finding a creative wellspring in the teachings of Christian Science. Influenced in equal parts by the consciousness-expanding ambitions of Timothy Leary and the cerebral humor of Douglas Adams, in Infinite Tuesday, Nesmith spins a spellbinding tale of an unexpected life, in which stories about meeting John Lennon, or recording with Nashville greats, or inventing the music video trace an arc from Hollywood to Silicon Valley, illuminating a remarkable mind along the way.
D.A. Wallach is a recording artist, songwriter, investor, and essayist who Kanye West and Pharrell Williams discovered while he was an undergraduate at Harvard College. He has been featured in GQ, Rolling Stone, Vogue, and numerous other publications, and has toured with N*E*R*D, Lady Gaga, and Weezer. D.A. has also performed on TV shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
As one half of Chester French, D.A. has released three full-length albums, and has written and performed on records with Janelle Monae, Rick Ross, Diddy, and many others. His solo debut for Capitol Records is Time Machine.
Beyond music, D.A. invests in and advises several start-up technology companies, including SpaceX, Doctor On Demand, Ripple Labs, DAQRI, and Spotify, where he was the official Artist in Residence. Forbes selected D.A. as one of its 30 Under 30 and Fast Company named him one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. In 2015, he launched Inevitable Ventures, an investment partnership with multibillionaire Ron Burkle that supports radical entrepreneurs in areas ranging from health care to labor.
In 2016, D.A. made his feature film debut in La La Land, which won a record number of Golden Globe Awards and received 14 Academy Award nominations, making it one of the 3 most nominated films in history. He frequently publishes essays on media, technology, and philosophy on his website and Medium.