In an October 1978 interview with Blitz, Michael Nesmith recalled The Monkees' performance at Detroit's Olympia Stadium on their 1967 summer tour. The group was originally scheduled to appear there on July 29, 1967 but the show was canceled due to rioting. The Monkees played a rescheduled concert in Detroit on August 13, 1967.
"I look at the Olympia stop as being one of the high points of that tour. We walked into Olympia the morning of the show, and I recall being amazed at the vast size of the building. I looked at the high ceilings and wondered how we would sound with acoustics like that. Someone told me that 20,000 people were coming and that was all I had to hear! We really played well that night."
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