The Monkees make summer plans

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The Monkees have revealed plans to return to the road this summer. Surviving members Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork will make their way to Massachusetts for a performance at the Citi Wang Theatre in Boston on Tuesday, July 16. Tickets for “A Midsummer’s Night With The Monkees”, which range in price from $59.75 to $119.75, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Telecharge.

The trio’s setlist will feature a selection of their classic hits, fan favorites and deep cuts that they plan on delivering in chronological order. The show will also encompass a full multimedia backed show with rare films and one-of-a-kind photographs culled from the band’s archives.

In 2011, The Monkees toured in celebration of their 45th anniversary. The tour, which included a performance at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, featured lead singer Davy Jones, Dolenz and Tork. Jones passed away in February of 2012 after suffering a heart attack. Nesmith reunited with Dolenz and Tork last fall for a special tour to celebrate the band’s music and the life of Jones. It marked Nesmith’s first stateside shows with the group since 1970.

“The reaction to the last tour was euphoric,” explained Dolenz in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. “It was pretty apparent there was a demand for another one.”

Formed in Los Angeles in 1966, The Monkees debuted on television screens with their eponymous NBC series and #1 hit single “Last Train to Clarksville”. The show was a smash success over its two-season run, winning two Emmy Awards. Their musical accomplishments were just as impressive, as The Monkees scored a dozen Billboard Top 40 hits including Top 10 hits in more than 25 countries. The Monkees are also the only artists ever to have four #1 albums in the same year.

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