Michael Nesmith & Micky Dolenz Announce The Monkees Farewell Tour Dates for Fall 2021 (Tix Onsale 5/7)


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Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz, the two remaining members of the Monkees, will now embark on a special Farewell Tour in Fall 2021.

The news was reported by numerous outlets on Monday, with the shows accompanied by a flier promising “a magical night of music: all the hits, deep cuts and fan favorites.”

The announcement comes after Nesmith and Dolenz had originally postponed a series of tour dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 to March 2021 (although those dates didn’t happen either).

More on the tour, per a news release:

“The Monkees Farewell Tour” will feature songs that span the band’s entire career – from their 1966 self-titled debut album to 2016’s Good Times! Their most recent release, The Monkees – The Mike & Micky Show Live, was issued in April 2020 and became their 17th Billboard charting album release. In addition to their hits, their farewell shows will spotlight songs featured on their Emmy-winning TV series (“The Girl I Knew Somewhere,” “You Told Me,” “Randy Scouse Git,” “Goin’ Down” and “For Pete’s Sake”) as well as music from their feature film Head (“Circle Sky” and “As We Go Along”). Plus some rarely performed deep cuts (such as “Auntie’s Municipal Court”) and tracks from their most-recent studio album, 2016’s Good Times! (“Me & Magdelena” and “Birth Of An Accidental Hipster”).

This farewell tour will mark the end of a unique project that began in 1965 when four young men were cast in a television show about a struggling rock band that was inspired by the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night. Few could have predicted the impact The Monkees would have on music and pop culture at large, one that still reverberates more than 50 years later.

Here are the dates for the Monkees Farewell Tour, which will go on sale beginning Friday, May 7:

September
11 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
14 Sacramento, CA The Crest Theatre
15 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic
17 Riverside, CA Fox Performing Arts Center
18 El Cajon, CA The Magnolia
19 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
24 Dallas, TX The Majestic Theatre
25 San Antonio, TX The Tobin Center For Performing Arts
28 The Woodlands, TX Dosey Doe
29 The Woodlands, TX Dosey Doe

October
2 Chattanooga, TN Trivoli Theatre
6 Birmingham, AL Iron City
7 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
8 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall
10 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
12 Fort Lauderdale, FL Parker Playhouse
13 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
15 Biloxi, MS IP Casino Resort & Spa
16 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
19 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Center
20 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall
22 Bethlehem, PA The Wind Creek Event Center
23 Atlantic City, NJ Ocean Casino Resort – Ovation Hall
24 New York, NY Town Hall
26 Burlington, VT Flynn Center For The Performing Arts
28 Huntington, NY The Paramount
29 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
30 Medford, MA Chevalier Theatre

November
1 Greensburg, PA The Palace Theatre
2 Detroit, MI Masonic Cathedral Theatre
6 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
9 Saint Charles, MO Family Arena
10 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
14 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre


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