After a series of critically acclaimed shows in June 2018 that were ultimately cut short due to illness, Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz are bringing their "Mike & Micky Show" back to concert venues in 2019. In an announcement made this morning on The Monkees Tour Facebook page, the duo revealed an expanded tour itinerary that not only includes the four cities rescheduled from last June but another eight shows in brand new markets.
Here are the dates and links to purchase tickets for "The Mike & Micky Show" tour this March. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 16!
March 1: Chevalier Theatre / Medford, Massachusetts
March 2: Ocean Resort Casino / Atlantic City, New Jersey
March 3: American Music Theatre / Lancaster, Pennsylvania
March 5: Count Basie Theatre / Red Bank, New Jersey
March 6: Keswick Theatre / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 8: The Paramount / Huntington, New York
March 9: Beacon Theatre / New York, New York
March 10: Palace Theatre / Albany, New York
March 12: Royal Oak Music Theatre / Royal Oak, Michigan
March 14: Mystic Lake Casino / Prior Lake, Minnesota
March 15: Four Winds Casino / New Buffalo, Michigan
March 16: The Family Arena / St. Charles, Missouri
The Monkees Live Almanac chronicled the 2018 "Mike & Micky Show" tour as it happened. Complete coverage of those concerts, including reviews, photos, videos, and more can be found in the Live Almanac's archives.
'Head' trip: How the Monkees and Jack Nicholson shattered the fourth wall and the Hollywood mold, 50 years ago
Eddie Zyne, who played drums for The Monkees on their blockbuster 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour, has passed away. Micky Dolenz honored Eddie in a post on Facebook:
Video: Micky Dolenz & Michael Nesmith celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Head" in Hollywood (UPDATED)
Thanks to Jodi Ritzen for live streaming last night's 50th anniversary celebration of Head at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, featuring special guests Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith. Be sure to spot Henry Diltz's photos featured in the video below that chronicle The Monkees rehearsing and performing in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 17, 1968, including some rare shots from their evening concert at Lagoon in Farmington, Utah.
Monkees archivist and producer Andrew Sandoval hosted a Q & A session with Micky and Michael after the sold-out screening which can be seen in this video, courtesy of Ed Heffelfinger:
Variety reported on the golden anniversary celebration of Head and the joint Dolenz/Nesmith appearance.
And here's a great photo from the night's festivities of Nez and Micky with Davy's daughter, Annabel, courtesy of the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund page on Facebook:
A big thanks to John Hughes of Rhino Records (and the executive producer of Christmas Party) for giving The Monkees Live Almanac an early preview of tomorrow's Billboard rankings for the brand new Monkees holiday album as it enters its second week on the charts:
Christmas Party debuted at #3 on the Billboard Holiday Albums chart and lands at #5 in its second week. The Holiday Albums chart ranks the most popular holiday albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums).
Billboard's Top Album Sales chart measures the week's top-selling albums across all genres, ranked by pure sales data only (no streaming included). This week, Christmas Party moves down to #73 after debuting at #66.
"Overall Albums" is a Nielsen SoundScan chart that is not published on Billboard.com and is different from the Billboard 200 in that it includes older catalog albums as well. The "Pop" chart is another SoundScan chart that is not published by Billboard.
Thanks again, John!
Micky Dolenz speaks with Australian TV about "Christmas Party," 50th anniversary of "Head," and more
A big thanks to (who else?!) Ben Belmares for sharing his scans of the Target version of The Monkees' new holiday album, Christmas Party.
Last week, the Japanese label Oldays Records reissued The Monkees' classic fourth album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. on compact disc with bonus tracks. Read more about this release and take a look inside the package at Monkee45s:
The Monkees' first-ever holiday album, Christmas Party, has debuted at #3 on the October 27, 2018 Billboard Holiday Albums chart, which ranks the most popular holiday albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums). Coming in at #1 on the Holiday Albums chart this week is Eric Clapton's Happy Xmas (which was released on the same day as Christmas Party).
Clapton's effort also charted at #168 on the Billboard 200, which ranks the most popular albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums), but The Monkees were missing from that particular chart.
Christmas Party also landed at #66 on the Top Album Sales chart, which measures the week's top-selling albums across all genres, ranked by pure sales data only (no streaming included).
Don't forget to vote in the Live Almanac's latest poll and choose your 5 favorite songs from Christmas Party!
John Hughes speaks to Micky & Michael about "Christmas Party," future touring plans, and more on Rhino podcast
Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Monkees' feature film Head with a special screening in Hollywood on November 1 at the Egyptian Theatre. Monkees archivist Andrew Sandoval will host a Q & A session with Micky and Michael after the screening.
More details are available below, courtesy of The Monkees' official Facebook page.
"We are pleased to announce that The Monkees in association with RHINO will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the motion picture, HEAD, with a special screening at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday 11/1/18 - 7:30pm.
"Michael Nesmith & Micky Dolenz will appear in person to answer questions following the screening, which will be from an original 35mm print. Andrew Sandoval will conduct the Q&A and you are welcome to contribute your questions in advance online. That way everyone can join in!
"There will also be merchandise available inside the theatre - which is directly opposite the original venue that HEAD premiered in November 1968. You may also visit The Monkees star, which is on the walk of fame opposite the theatre. Please join us for this incredible event!"
Tickets are now available
Michael & Micky will also be holding a special meet & greet
UPDATE 10/25/2018: According to Andrew Sandoval, the 50th anniversary screening of Head is now sold out:
A look inside the vinyl edition of "Live at The Troubadour" by Michael Nesmith & The First National Band Redux
This August, the ever-prolific 7a Records issued Live at The Troubadour by Michael Nesmith & The First National Band Redux as a limited edition 2LP gatefold on 180g opaque gold vinyl. The set also happens to feature a special bonus performance of the song "Rio." A compact disc version was also released.
And now, thanks (as always) to Ben Belmares, you can take a look at the LP version of Live at The Troubadour below. Thanks, Ben!
Before you do, don't forget to order your copy of Live at The Troubadour on Amazon US or Amazon UK!
Christmas Party, the first holiday album by The Monkees, was issued by Rhino Records on October 12, and a bonus tracks version will be offered exclusively by Target on October 19.
Take a moment to vote in the Live Almanac's new poll and select your five favorite tracks from the album:
(UPDATED 10/25/2018: Additional reviews will be added as they become available)
"Mike & Micky Show" in 2019