The post below was originally published on The Monkees Live Almanac on November 23, 2016. And now it's time! Micky Dolenz returns to 54 Below in New York City this weekend...
In the summer of 2015, Micky Dolenz debuted a new concert show at 54 Below in New York City that combined his love of Broadway and Rock & Roll. He returned later that fall after appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and a live album was issued by Broadway Records. It was announced today that Micky will once again be bringing the show to 54 Below early next year, and tickets are now available:
UPDATE: Micky's sister, Coco, will debut her own show at 54 Below on March 25, as announced this afternoon by Micky's official Facebook page:
Broadway Records Announces the Return of Micky Dolenz: A LITTLE BIT OF BROADWAY, A LITTLE BIT OF ROCK N' ROLL at Feinstein's/54 Below
And for more information about Micky's upcoming appearances at 54 Below, scroll through the Live Almanac's archives.
Last night, Micky sat in with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Micky is in New York City this weekend for two performances at 54 Below, and to promote the release of his new live album, recorded during his summer run at the same venue. Fallon greeted Micky warmly and spoke of the time when he opened for The Monkees at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles in 1997. Micky sang several Monkees songs throughout the evening, accompanied by The Roots, including "I'm a Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville," "Steppin' Stone," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," and "Mary, Mary."
Micky Dolenz will sit in with The Roots, the house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, on Thursday, September 24. Previous reports announced the date of Micky's appearance as September 23, but recent articles have listed September 24. I asked Andrew Sandoval to confirm this conflicting information, and according to Micky, he will appear on The Tonight Show on September 24.
Micky's recent shows in New York City will be documented on a live album scheduled for release by Broadway Records in September
The Hollywood Reporter piece, linked below, was also posted on Billboard.com. Photos from the evening are available at Broadway World.
Here is Micky's set list from his first performance at 54 Below on July 7:
UPDATE 7/24: Fred Velez attended another show during Micky's stay at 54 Below and reported the following set list:
Last Train To Clarksville
Don’t Be The Bunny
Not For Me
As We Go Along
Randy Scouse Git
Some Enchanted Evening
I’m a Believer
Pleasant Valley Sunday
One Of The Good Guys
Monkees Farewell Tour
Dolenz sings Nesmith