Monday, May 20, 2024

The Remaining Monkees, Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith, Set Farewell Tour After 55 Years


It does sound like this might the farewell tour for The Monkees. But of course I don’t believe anyone who says anything is Farewell. Ask The Who or Cher.

Anyway, after 55 years, Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith say they are going out on their farewell tour. Davy Jones and Peter Tork are in rock and roll heaven. There’s not much left. But the songs are still great, and the remaining guys are still very entertaining.

Funny that Nesmith only got with the program after Davy and Peter died. For decades he ignored the group when it was a touring trio.

The tour begins September 11 in Seattle and ends back where it all began in Los Angeles at The Greek Theater on November 14.

The group — sans Nesmith — had a hit reunion album called “Good Times” in 2016. The producer was Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne. Sadly, he died a year ago from COVID. They should dedicate this tour to his memory.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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