MONKEES Reunion Tour Sells Out in Just One Day
According to The Hollywood Reporter, East coast ticket sales for the upcoming MONKEES tour have sold out in just one day. The upcoming tour marks the first for the group in over 15 years and will include bandmember Mike Nesmith, who in the past, has shunned reunion gigs. The tour also marks the first time the group will perform together since the untimely death of singer Davy Jones in February.
Bruch Solar, the band's agent told THR, “When we called to get ticket counts on the first day sales for the November tour, we were taken aback by how quick the east coast dates were selling out. By the middle of the first day, we had promoters calling us trying to add more nights.”
The east coast leg of the tour includes a November 29th stop at the Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia, the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Huntington, New York’s The Paramount and Manhattan’s 2,800-capacity Beacon Theatre on December 2. The tour will hit Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre on November 10.
The initial idea for the comeback was a one-time Memorial Day concert, however the band members did not want to show favoritism toward one coast over another. The 12-date tour allows them to please devoted fans from across the country. A multimedia component will be featured in the show which will pay homage to Davy Jones.
The tour dates are as follows:
NOV 08 California Center for the Arts – Escondido CA
NOV 09 Arlington Theatre – Santa Barbara CA
NOV 10 Greek Theatre – Los Angeles CA
NOV 11 Flint Center for the Performing Arts – Cupertino CA
NOV 15 State Theatre – Minneapolis MN
NOV 16 The Chicago Theatre – Chicago IL
NOV 17 Lakewood Civic Auditorium – Cleveland OH
NOV 18 The Center for the Arts – Buffalo NY
NOV 29 Keswick Theatre – Philadelphia PA – TICKETS ON SALE Aug 10 NOON at Box Office
NOV 30 State Theatre Regional Arts Center – New Brunswick NJ
DEC 01 The Paramount – Huntington NY
DEC 02 The Beacon Theatre – New York NY
The television series The Monkees aired for 2 seasons from 1966–1968. The musical acting quartet was composed of Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork, and Davy Jones. The Monkees had a number of international hits including "The Monkees", "Last Train to Clarksville", "I'm a Believer", "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone", "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You", "Pleasant Valley Sunday", and "Daydream Believer". In 1967, at the height of "Monkeemania", the Monkees sold more records than the Beatles and Rolling Stones combined. Their albums and singles have sold over 65 million copies worldwide.