50-year-old rock band and TV stars the Monkees are celebrating their half-century anniversary in a big way. Not only are they releasing their first album in almost a decade, Good Times!, but members Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork are also heading out on a five-month tour across the United States kicking off in May.
The tour will hit Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, California and a number of other states on the anniversary tour. The band last toured for its 45-year anniversary in 2011. Band member Mike Nesmith played shows with Dolenz and Tork through 2014 but will skip this new tour, according to Rolling Stone. The band's fourth member, Davy Jones, died of a heart attack in 2012.
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Dolenz told Rolling Stone that the band plans to do a few new songs but mostly stick to the old stuff they know fans love. "I've always felt it was important to give the audience what they want," Dolenz said, "Which is the hits. Peter and I do a lovely acoustic portion of the show, like we're sitting around a campfire. Our vocal blend has become very, very interesting."
Tickets are available through multiple ticket vendors including Vivid Seats and Ticketmaster.
Here are the tour dates and cities, courtesy of Rolling Stone:
May 18 — Fort Myers, Florida at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
May 19 — Melbourne, Florida at King Center for the Performing Arts
May 20 — Tampa, Florida at Ruth Eckerd Hall
May 21 — Atlanta at Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
May 24 — Charlotte, North Carolina at Blumenthal PAC - Belk Theater
May 26 — D.C. at Warner Theatre
May 27 — Boston at The Wilbur Theatre
May 28 — Philadelphia at Keswick Theatre
May 29 — Red Bank, New Jersey at Count Basie Theatre
June 1 — New York City at The Town Hall
June 3 — Toronto at Casino Rama
June 4 — Windsor, Ontario at The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
June 5 — Cleveland, Ohio at Hard Rock Live Northfield Park
June 7 — Fort Wayne, Indiana at Foellinger Theatre
June 10 — Louisville, Kentucky at Louisville Palace Theatre
June 12 — Indianapolis, Indiana at Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
June 14 — Dayton, Ohio at Rose Music Center at The Heights
June 28 — Dallas, Texas at AT&T PAC – Winspear Opera House
June 30 — Tulsa, Oklahoma at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
July 1 — Mayetta, Kansas at Prairie Band Casino & Resort
July 16 — Hampton Beach, New Hampshire at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 22 — Hot Springs, Arkansas at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming
Sept. 15 — Phoenix, Arizona at Mesa Arts Center
Sept. 16 — Los Angeles at Pantages Theatre
Sept. 17 — Las Vegas at Primm Valley Casino Resorts
Sept. 20 — San Francisco at The Warfield
Sept. 21 — Modesto, California at Gallo Center For The Arts
Sept. 23 & 24 — Lincoln City, Oregon at Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Sept. 25 — Seattle at The Moore Theatre
Oct. 1 — Biloxi, Mississippi at Hard Rock Live
Oct. 22 — Paso Robles, California Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Oct. 29 — Shippensburg, Pennsylvania at H. Ric Luhrs PAC
Correction: Feb. 5, 2016
A previous version of this story stated that Mike Nesmith was not a part of the Monkees' reunion tour in 2011. While Nesmith was not initially a part of that tour, he did join Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork for several live shows after the death of Davy Jones in 2012.