"The Christmas Song," the classic holiday standard performed by Michael Nesmith on The Monkees' new album Christmas Party, debuted in music video form today on RollingStone.com. Produced, directed, and animated by Jonathan Nesmith and Susan Holloway, the clip features newly recorded dialogue by both Nesmith and Micky Dolenz.
The Monkees' official Twitter account has been sharing these images over the last week or so in promotion of Christmas Party. Enjoy!
SNEAK PEEK! The Monkees' version of "The Christmas Song" to be highlighted with brand new music video
John Hughes of Rhino Records has shared with The Monkees Live Almanac a few screen shots from the upcoming music video for "The Christmas Song," the classic holiday standard performed by Michael Nesmith on The Monkees' new album, Christmas Party. The video, directed by Jonathan Nesmith and Susan Holloway, will debut on Monday, December 17! Jonathan and Susan were also responsible for the music video for "You Bring the Summer" in 2016, and based on their previous efforts, Monkees fans are in for a treat. Thanks, John!
Micky Dolenz discusses the two most recent Monkees albums, "Head," Adam Schlesinger, and "Instant Replay"
Ken Mills is joined by Monkees Tour Manager Andrew Sandoval to talk about the busy touring schedule in 2019, including Mike Nesmith and Pete Finney dates in January, the Mike and Micky Show US dates in March, and Aussie and New Zealand dates in June. Plus, Bronwyn Knox-Lawler talks episode 3 of the Monkees: Monkee vs. Machine…& More!
A new Rolling Stone article examining this season's holiday albums finds The Monkees' Christmas Party clocking in at #8:
Adam Schlesinger, producer of The Monkees' two most recent albums Good Times! and Christmas Party, breaks down the tracks on the group's new holiday LP and much more on The Nightfly with Dave Juskow podcast. Thanks to Tracy Robison for the heads-up!
Coming after the Live Almanac's exclusive sneak preview yesterday, The Monkees' YouTube channel has unveiled the brand new lyric video for "What Would Santa Do," the latest track in the spotlight from the group's recently released holiday album, Christmas Party. Enjoy!
Thank you very much to John Hughes of Rhino Records for sending the Live Almanac a preview of the official lyric video for "What Would Santa Do," a featured track from The Monkees' brand new holiday album, Christmas Party. The video for the Rivers Cuomo-penned song will arrive tomorrow (Thursday, December 6), and follows hot on the heels of last week's premiere of "Unwrap You At Christmas." Thanks again to John (who is also the executive producer of Christmas Party) for the sneak peek!
Just announced! Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz will embark on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in June 2019. These concerts will represent Michael's first "Monkees" shows in Australia since 1968 (he last performed there as a solo act in 1977). Micky, along with Peter Tork, played to audiences in Australia and New Zealand most recently in 2016 during The Monkees' 50th Anniversary Tour.
"The Mike & Micky Show" officially returns to the road this March when it stops in 12 US cities before making its way down under.
Tour dates for Australia and New Zealand can be found below, and tickets go on sale Friday, December 14!
June 8: Isaac Theatre Royal / Christchurch, New Zealand
June 9: Great Hall / Auckland, New Zealand
June 10: Michael Fowler Centre / Wellington, New Zealand
June 12: Queensland Performing Arts Centre / Brisbane, Australia
June 15: Palais Theatre / Melbourne, Australia
June 16: Astor Theatre / Perth, Australia
June 18: Sydney Opera House / Sydney, Australia
"Mike & Micky Show" in 2019
"And The Hits Just Keep On Comin'" Tour