Japan experienced the first rebirth of The Monkees in the 1980s even before Micky, Davy, and Peter reunited for the mega-successful 20th Anniversary Tour of North America in 1986. When "Daydream Believer" was used in a Kodak commercial in Japan in 1980, Monkeemania was rekindled as the group's television show returned to the airwaves and Monkees albums were reissued, causing them to chart in that country once again. Demand for The Monkees was so high in Japan that Micky, Davy, and Peter (with The New Monks) all toured there individually between 1981 and 1982, playing to near-hysterical audiences.
Thanks to everyone at Written In Our Hearts for alerting fans to this YouTube footage from the early 1980s.
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