On the heels of the death of Davy Jones this past February, remaining Monkees Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Mike Nesmith--that's right, Mike Nesmith-- have announced plans for a U.S. tour to begin this November. This is big news, as it will be Nesmith's first tour with the group since 1997, when the wool-hatted one booked early during the U.K. leg.
Rolling Stone.com today, Nesmith revealed that the tour will focus on Headquarters, the only album The Monkees recorded without outside help (assuming we consider bassist/producer Chip Douglas an unofficial Monkee). Mike, Micky, and Peter will be the only musicians on stage during the Headquarters set and will receive help from additional players, including Nesmith's son Christian, on the other numbers.
Nesmith also announced his plans for a solo tour to begin next spring and his first memoir.
11/8 Escondido, CA - California Center for the Arts
11/9 Santa Barbara, CA - The Arlington Theatre
11/10 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
11/11 Cupertino, CA - Flint Center for the Performing Arts
11/15 Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
11/16 Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre
11/17 Cleveland, OH - Lakewood Civic Auditorium
11/18 Buffalo, NY - The Center For The Arts
11/29 Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theatre
11/30 New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre Regional Arts Center
12/1 Huntington, NY - The Paramount
12/2 New York, NY - The Beacon Theatre