Last night, "The Mike & Micky Show" stopped at Mystic Lake in Prior Lake, Minnesota. Thanks to Monkees archivist and tour producer Andrew Sandoval for sharing the evening's set list.
Tonight, Micky, Nez, and the band will perform in New Buffalo, Michigan. Few tickets remain for this show!
UPDATE: Here is a review of the show that was published by the Star Tribune:
UPDATE #2: Music in Minnesota has also reviewed "The Mike & Micky Show" performance in Prior Lake, Minnesota:
This May, Friday Music will release two different vinyl editions of Greatest Hits, the very first compilation of Monkees music originally issued by Colgems Records in June 1969.
Here are the details, courtesy of Friday Music, and thanks to Scott Nelson for the heads-up!
In 1969, Colgems Records honored their hugely successful recording act The Monkees with their first smash hits album simply titled "The Monkees Greatest Hits." The 14 track masterpiece is loaded with hit singles like "Daydream Believer," "Last Train To Clarksville," "I'm A Believer," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," & "Valleri."
The amazing LP was only in print for a very short time, making it an instant collector's item five decades ago.
Now, Friday Music is pleased to announce 50th Anniversary super limited edition 180 gram orange audiophile vinyl release of "The Monkees Greatest Hits." Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees) from the Colgems Records tapes, the masterwork is also packaged in the original artwork design that was seen in record shops back in 1969.
More hit tracks like "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone," "Valleri," "She," and "Shades Of Gray" are included as well as a super rare stereo mix of "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" to further enhance your Monkees listening experience.
The Monkees - Greatest Hits (180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Gold Vinyl/Limited Anniversary Edition)
Thank you to Andrew Sandoval for sharing last night's set list from Michael and Micky's show at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan. Note this tour's debut of "Tapioca Tundra" in the set during the acoustic portion of the show. Tomorrow night: Minnesota!
Legendary Wrecking Crew member Hal Blaine played drums on a number of Monkees songs in the 1960s, including "Papa Gene's Blues," "Mary, Mary," and "Someday Man." He passed away on Monday at age 90.
Last evening Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and their band brought "The Mike & Micky Show" to a packed house at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. Thanks a lot to Renny Simno for sharing his photos from the show:
Here's a photograph of the merchandise table at the Beacon. Most of the items that were previously sold during the June 2018 shows are still available:
Thanks also goes to Wis Byron for sharing his video and photos from New York City with the Live Almanac:
The set list:
And here's a sampling of videos from last night's performance in New York City courtesy of Paula Carabell and Otom Izot on YouTube:
Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and their band performed to a packed house this evening at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Thanks to Jodi Ritzen for live streaming various portions of the show!
At the time of his passing, Peter’s family requested that anyone wishing to make a contribution in his honor, to do so by supporting the scholarship fund at The Institute for The Musical Arts in Massachusetts, a nonprofit that provides young women with music education, music recording, & music community. More info on the IMA can be found here:
Probyn Gregory is the newest member of The Monkees' troupe, joining Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and the rest of the stellar backing band as a utility player on "The Mike & Micky Show" tour when it resumed earlier this month. Probyn plays guitar, banjo, and trumpet during the current live show.
Probyn is a Los Angeles-based composer and musician who for many years has been a member of the Brian Wilson Band. He has performed and recorded with The Wondermints, The Beach Boys, The Eels, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, and numerous other artists in the L.A. power pop scene over the last three decades. Probyn played guitar on King For A Day, the 2010 album Micky Dolenz released as a tribute to Carole King, and he also appeared on three albums by Monkees archivist and tour producer Andrew Sandoval: Million Dollar Movie, What's It All About, and From Me To You.
A day after Peter Tork passed away, The Washington Post published a piece by Probyn that talked about Peter and The Monkees' legacy. In it, he also revealed how he became a Monkees fan as a kid:
"My own fascination with the band dates to 1966, when, at age 9, I was hit amidships by the TV show. Like many kids my age, 'Meet the Monkees' was my first album. To me, the Monkees were the zenith — the vibe, the songs, the zany humor, everything about them made me and everyone I knew the target demographic of the era. I ended up following a musical path and have, for the past 20 years, been a part of Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s band."
Welcome, Probyn, to the Monkees family! Be sure to catch up with the other members of The Monkees' touring band in this previously published post.
Last night, "The Mike & Micky Show" stopped at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Thanks to Monkees archivist and tour producer Andrew Sandoval for sharing the evening's set list!
Micky Dolenz also happened to be celebrating a birthday yesterday. Prior to the performance of "Randy Scouse Git," Andrew presented Micky with a cake and a special birthday gift. He shared a photo of the gift and the story behind it on his Facebook page:
Once again, thanks to Andrew Sandoval for providing the set list from last night's show at the Keswick Theatre. Note the debut of "Joanne" during the acoustic set!
Thank you to Andrew Sandoval for sharing last night's set list from Michael and Micky's show at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey. The set was exactly the same as the performance in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Sunday, March 3. Tonight: sold out in Philadelphia at the Keswick Theatre!
Last night, Micky, Nez, and the band performed at the American Music Theatre in snowy Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Here is the evening's set list, courtesy of Andrew Sandoval:
While Micky was in Lancaster, he enjoyed a meal at The Belvedere Inn.
Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith officially opened their latest round of concerts on March 1 at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford, Massachusetts. A video tribute to Peter Tork is featured during the show. Here is that evening's set list, courtesy of Andrew Sandoval:
Last night, the tour stopped at Ovation Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This casino-based show featured a shortened set as most casinos tend to limit performance times. Thanks to Andrew Sandoval for the Atlantic City set list:
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Last evening, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and their band performed a private show at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. "The Mike & Micky Show" will officially open tonight in Medford, Massachusetts at the Chevalier Theatre. Here is the set list from Uncasville:
UPDATE 3/3/2019: It was initially reported that "Carlisle Wheeling" was a part of the Uncasville set list. That early report was incorrect.
Back on the road for the first time since last June, Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith will take the stage this evening for a private show at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Good luck to Micky, Nez, the band, Andrew Sandoval, the crew, and everyone else who work so hard to make the show happen.