The Monkees to Return to Detroit's Fox Theatre, 5/30
During The Monkees' 2014 official convention, and having received their plaques for induction into the American Pop Music Hall of Fame, original Monkees members Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork announced plans for a new tour which includes a performance at the Fox Theatre on Friday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets ($29.50, $49.50 and $75) go on sale Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.
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. While becoming pop culture icons, the band's musical accomplishments were just as impressive, as The Monkees are among the top-selling artists of all time. They scored a dozen Billboard Top 40 hits-outselling both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones in 1967-as well as Top 10 hits in more than 25 countries. The Monkees are the only artists ever to have four #1 albums in the same year, and they also enjoyed the top-grossing tours of both 1967 and 1986, when they performed 145 dates in North America alone. MTV and Nickelodeon's re-broadcasts of original episodes of The Monkees ignited a whole new era of "Monkeemania" in the 1980s, as younger generations discovered the group for the first time. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, the band's original members have reformed for albums of new material as well as anniversary tours and TV specials.