The imaginary-TV-band-turned-real-band is back and will now be setting out on tour. The Monkees produced a number of international hits such as “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday.” The band peaked in the ‘60s and had sales which rivaled those of even the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Pretty good fora band that was only supposed to be on TV.
Last year, the band reunited with surviving members Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork. The gang will be returning in July for a 24-date American tour called “A Midsummer’s Night with the Monkees.”
“The reaction to the last tour was euphoric,” Dolenz told Rolling Stone. “It was pretty apparent there was a demand for another one.” The shows will feature Monkees songs in chronological order and use archival footage and photographs to take audience members on a walk down memory lane. The tour kicks off on July 15 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., and will wrap up on Aug. 18 in Portland. The band will also be hitting Westbury’s NYCB Theatre on July 19.