The Monkees kicked off their farewell tour over the weekend with a trio of Pacific Northwest reveals in Spokane, Washington, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon. The setlist was just like their Mick and Micky Present tour of 2019, however did characteristic the dwell debuts of their 1969 Prompt Celebration deep reduce “Whereas I Cry” and “Love Is Solely Sleeping” from 1967’s Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. Right here is fan-shot video of “Nice Valley Sunday” from the Seattle present.
The Monkees have toured in various incarnations over the previous decade. In 2011, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork reassembled after a decade of inactivity. Jones died from a sudden heart attack in early 2012, however founding member Michael Nesmith returned to the band later that year and the surviving three members toured frequently over the subsequent few years. Nesmith sat out the band’s fiftieth anniversary tour in 2016, leaving Dolenz and Tork to hold on as a duo. However Nesmith returned in 2018 when well being issues pressured Tork off the street. Dolenz and Nesmith launched an American in 2019, shortly after Tork died following a long battle with cancer.
They’d a tour on the books for final 12 months, however had been pressured to postpone it due to the pandemic. Throughout the downtime, they determined it will be their closing outing. “I’m not trying ahead to the touring and the inns and journey,” Dolenz told Rolling Stone earlier this year. “I’m like a fantastic wine. I don’t journey effectively. I’m good once I’m mendacity on my facet in a cellar at the hours of darkness. However the reveals, after all, particularly these ones with Nez, are simply great. The viewers response has at all times been so phenomenal. And that helps, to be trustworthy.”
The present options all the Monkees large hits (“Daydream Believer,” “I’m a Believer,” “Final Prepare to Clarksville”) together with fan favorites like “Circle Sky,” “Porpoise Sky (Theme From Head), “Tapioca Tundra,” and Sunny Girlfriend together with picks like their 2016 comeback LP Good Occasions!, together with the Ben Gibbard-penned “Me & Magdelena.”
The tour wraps up November 14th on the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. After that, Dolenz says he’ll proceed enjoying Monkees songs at his solo reveals. “I’ll at all times be Micky, the wacky drummer on that basic previous tv present, similar to Leonard Nimoy was at all times Mr. Spock,” Dolenz instructed Rolling Stone. “You bought typecast from this stuff. Most individuals spend the years attempting to achieve success sufficient to be typecast, after which they battle it the remainder of their lives. Nicely, I by no means fought it.”
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