After a few years of being semi-retired musically, Micky Dolenz toured Japan in January 1982. The Monkees had experienced a massive revival in Japan when "Daydream Believer" was used in a television commercial in 1980. "To Be Or Not To Be" was released as a single in Japan to coincide with Micky's solo tour.
The B-side was Micky's own "Beverly Hills."
Live in 2021