The Monkees were originally scheduled to perform concerts in Great Britain in May 1969. In his book, Andrew Sandoval writes that UK agent Vic Lewis told Variety in March 1969 that "The trio are booked for two weeks of shows in London and other provincial cities in Britain. After that they are scheduled to spend a further two weeks performing in continental Europe." Later that month, New Musical Express in Britain reported that the shows had been postponed.
Despite this article (from the May 1969 issue of Monkees Monthly) promising the group would appear by the end of the year, those concerts ultimately never took place.