Owing to what Micky Dolenz calls "the euphoria" over the dozen shows they performed last fall, the surviving members of The Monkees are set to re-unite again this summer.
Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith have announced 24 shows over 5 weeks from mid-July through mid-August. The first date will be the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York (a suburb of NYC). That is the same venue where The Rascals kicked off their reunion tour last December.
Micky told Rolling Stone that Nesmith's songs were always kept in a setlist during the decades he kept his distance from the other Monkees. He went on to say, "But when he sings the leads, it brings a whole different feel and dynamic to the band. The two of us had such a nice blend on those early records. It was two-part harmonies like The Everly Brothers."
He went on to add that fans should not expect these shows to pay tribute to the late Davy Jones, who died 14 months ago. "He will always be remembered and acknowledged, but possibly not as much as on that particular tour. We will, of course, continue to perform Daydream Believer (Davy sang leads on that one) and all the other hits."