The Chicago Tribune delivers a rave review for last night's show in Chicago here.
"An oldies show is inherently built on nostalgia. There's always a pay-off for the faithful in the trip down memory lane. But nothing could have prepared the uninitiated for the powerful concert the Monkees delivered at the sold-out Chicago Theatre on Friday.
It wasn't just a recap of the band's greatest hits. It was an emotionally disarming multimedia show that, for all its backward glance, felt fresh and electric.
One would be hard-pressed to find another band that curates its history as effectively as The Monkees do during the course of a single show. It was an avalanche of non-stop cultural eye candy on the screen behind them, including rare photos, covers of vintage teen magazines and clips from their TV series and the film Head."
And here's another one for this past Thursday's show in Minneapolis.
Micky, Peter and Michael in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 15, 2012
(Photos by Patrick Dunn - click to enlarge)