The Monkees played the second to last date on their 50th Anniversary Tour with a second show in Sydney, Australia, this time at the Enmore Theatre. Andrew Sandoval posted the night's set list on Facebook (a set that featured the first airings of "I'll Be Back Up On My Feet" and "Take a Giant Step" on this current tour), along with a few other comments:
Here's the setlist from The Monkees' second and final show in Sydney. It was a rowdy night with a few new/old songs in the program. We have one concert left on our schedule; tomorrow we head for the Gold Coast of Australia.
Monkees archivist Andrew Sandoval produced this year's 50th Anniversary Tour. Today on Facebook, he took a moment to reflect on the shows and more:
Micky Dolenz & Peter Tork played close to 50 different songs over the past 7 months, across 66 concerts in four countries (covering 30 of the 50 United States, Canada, New Zealand & Australia). We were joined by Michael Nesmith for four tremendous shows, one of which I think was maybe the best concert I have ever seen The Monkees perform.
This year, The Monkees had a new album called Good Times! that was a Top 20 charting album in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. This just blows my mind.
I have been proud to present The Monkees in concert for 160 shows from 2011-2016: the group's longest period of continuous activity since the 1960's.
We owe a great debt to our fantastic band: Wayne Avers, John Billings, Rich Dart, Gemma Dolenz & David Alexander. This year, we were blessed by having such wonderful guest musicians as David Robicheau, Vance Brescia & Felipe Torres.
Our tremendous crew pulled off a consistently great production. Thank you to Tim Iseler, Chip Auchincloss, Austin Becker & Sabrina Rush. We were helped immeasurably on a number of dates by Guy T. Koepp, Martin Garneret, Francis Sapienza, Noamme Elisha, Dave Butterworth & Matt Littlejohn. Special thanks to Scott Gawlik for his work on our videos and live concert filming.
Lastly, my extra special thanks to everyone who came to "watch us sing and play" in this wonderful five year period. Your support, trust and love have made it all possible.
Listen to the Band
Last Train to Clarksville
Your Auntie Grizelda
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
She Makes Me Laugh
The Girl I Knew Somewhere
Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)
You Bring the Summer
Good Clean Fun
Shades of Gray
Me & Magdalena
Papa Gene’s Blues
Randy Scouse Git
Oh My My
For Pete’s Sake
Higher & Higher
Let’s Dance On
Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again
What Am I Doing Hangin’ ’Round?
Pleasant Valley Sunday
I’m a Believer
Michael Nesmith recorded his 1978 album, Live at The Palais, at this venue in 1977:
Thanks to David Marcone for the heads-up!
Here's "Oh My My," "The Girl I Knew Somewhere," and "Good Clean Fun," courtesy of The Monkees Tour Facebook page:
Lisa Manekofsky attended the penultimate show on the 50th Anniversary Tour at Twin Rivers Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island on November 19th. In a recent email to the Live Almanac, Lisa reported two new items on the merchandise table which were not for sale on earlier dates, or at least since the last time she had seen the tour (in mid-July in New Hampshire). There was a canvas tote bag which sold for $20, and a light blue T-shirt with a drawing of Micky Dolenz and the words "Psycho Jello," which sold for $35.
Did anyone else take notice of these additional items at other late stops on the tour? (Note: The "Psycho Jello" shirt was for sale on Micky's official eBay store this past summer.)
Thanks, Lisa, for the heads-up!
Last night, The Monkees opened the final leg of the 50th Anniversary Tour with their first ever show in New Zealand. Here is the evening's set list, which included the debut of both "Oh My My" and "Good Clean Fun" in the set. "Good Clean Fun" was a hit in Australia, reaching #13 in 1969. The last original Monkees single, "Oh My My," while peaking at #98 in the United States, made it to #34 in Australia in 1970. A big thanks to Andrew Sandoval for sharing the set list with the Live Almanac!
Monkees Farewell Tour
Dolenz sings Nesmith