An announcement of "The Monkees Present: The Mike Nesmith & Micky Dolenz Show" is imminent. Earlier this afternoon, two dates appeared on Ticketmaster/Live Nation, with tickets advertised as going on sale this Friday, February 23:
June 1: Chandler Center for the Arts / Chandler, Arizona
June 9: South Shore Room at Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort and Casino / Stateline, Nevada
Speculation about Michael and Micky hitting the road was confirmed by Nez himself last month in an interview with Rolling Stone. "This isn't Monkee Michael and Monkee Micky going out," Nez told Andy Greene. "If we go out on another tour and we do it and use the Monkees logo and name to promote it, it will be very different than a Monkees show. I mean, it'll be Monkees music, but there's no pretense there about Micky and I being the Monkees. We're not. We're the remnants, but we'll have a good time if we do it."
The article also featured a quote from Peter Tork explaining his absence. “I’m shifting gears for now, but I wish the boys well,” Peter said, noting his desire to focus on current projects with Shoe Suede Blues. “And I’ve learned to never say never on things further down the line."
Stay tuned to the Live Almanac for more details coming soon!
UPDATE #1 @ 4:20PM EST: Ticketmaster is listing a pre-sale for the Chandler, Arizona show that will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, February 20 at 10am MST.
Ticketmaster is also listing a pre-sale for the Stateline, Nevada show that will begin on Wednesday, February 21 at 10am PST.
The Chandler Center for the Arts in Arizona has the following description on their website about the show:
"Join Mike Nesmith & Micky Dolenz of The Monkees as they present an intimate evening of hits, deep cuts and magical harmonies. Backed by a full band, the duo will touch on every era of their fifty-year-career: from their 1966 debut hit, 'Last Train To Clarksville,' to their 2016 Billboard Top 10 album, Good Times. In their first-ever tour as a duo, Mike & Micky will bring to you all of their classic songs including 'I'm A Believer,' 'Daydream Believer,' 'Pleasant Valley Sunday,' 'Listen To The Band' and so many more."
UPDATE #2 @ 5:25PM EST: The listing for the Stateline, Nevada concert, along with the pre-sale link, has been removed from both Live Nation and Ticketmaster websites.
UPDATE #3 @ 6:30PM EST: Tour dates and venues, along with information about VIP packages, are expected to be released tomorrow morning at 10am EST.
UPDATE #4 @ 9PM EST: Andrew Sandoval, Monkees archivist, Grammy-nominated producer, and author, will be producing the tour:
UPDATE #5 ON 2/20/2018 @ 9AM EST: Tour dates have been announced early by Rolling Stone.
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