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The Monkees Announce Summer 2013 Tour Dates

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One more time! With the success, both critical and commercial, of last fall’s mini tour, the Monkees are coming to your town again this summer.

The 24 date US tour is being called ‘A Midsummer’s Night With the Monkees,’ and kicks off July 15 at the Capitol Theater in New York. “The reaction to the last tour was euphoric,” Micky Dolenz recently told Rolling Stone, “It was pretty apparent there was a demand for another one.”

Though the passing of Davy Jones in early 2012 marked any kind of Monkees activity as uncertain, it was more than a pleasant surprise when it was announced that Mike Nesmith would be returning to the live stage for the first time in several decades. After reconnecting with Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz at a memorial for Jones, Nesmith decided the time was right for him to rejoin his friends. Throughout the tour, Nesmith seemed overwhelmed by audience response and genuinely seemed to be enjoying himself. Prior to his rejoining, Nesmith told Dolenz, “I just started listening to my own songs. I realized that stuff wasn’t half bad. Then I just started picking up my guitar and playing a bit. It sounded pretty good.”

The 2013 tour will be a continuation of last year’s run, with a set list that covers not only ‘all the hits,’ but also lots of more obscure material, including a big chunk of the band’s self realized album ‘Headquarters.’  As for tributes to Jones, Dolenz said, “This time we probably won’t lean so heavily on the David situation. I think we have to move on. Everybody has to move on. He’ll always be remembered and acknowledged.”

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The Monkees 2013 Tour Dates

7/15 — Port Chester, N.Y. — Capitol Theatre
7/16 — Boston, Mass. — Citi Performing Arts Center
7/17 — Red Bank, N.J. — Count Basie Theatre
7/19 — Westbury, N.Y. — NYCB Theatre
7/20 — Philadelphia, Penn. — Mann Music Theatre
7/21 — Washington, D.C. — Warner Theatre
7/23 — Raleigh, N.C. — Memorial Auditorium
7/24 —  Nashville, Tenn. — Ryman Auditorium
7/26 —  St. Augustine, Fla. — St. Augustine Amphitheatre
7/27 — Boca Raton, Fla. — Mizner Park Amphitheatre
7/28 — Clearwater, Fla. — Ruth Eckerd Hall
7/31 — Austin, Texas — Long Center
8/1 — Houston, Texas — Arena Theatre
8/2 — Grand Prairie, Texas — Verizon Theatre
8/3 — Tulsa, Okla. — Brady Theater
8/5 — Denver, Colo. — Paramount Theatre
8/9 — Mesa, Ariz. — Mesa Arts Center
8/10 — Henderson, Nev. — Green Valley Events Center
8/11 — San Diego, Calif. — Humphreys
8/12 — Long Beach, Calif. — Terrace Theatre
8/14 — Saratoga, Calif. — Mountain Winery
8/15 — Napa, Calif. — Uptown Theatre
8/17 — Seattle, Wash. — Benaroya Hall
8/18 — Portland, Ore. — Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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