Hey Hey, 50 years later they're still The Monkees
It might just be the ultimate baby boomer pop experience. The rumours are true. The Monkees are bringing their 50th anniversary tour to Australasia.
Assembled in Los Angeles in 1965 by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the television series The Monkees, the quartet of Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and the late Davy Jones brought a singular mix of pop, rock, psychedelica, Broadway, and country to their music.
The show itself paid tribute not only to The Beatles, but also to the comedy stylings of The Marx Brothers and Laurel and Hardy as well as the pop-art sensibilities of Warhol and the emerging San Francisco psychedelic scene.
The Monkees’ first single, “Last Train to Clarksville,” was released in August 1966, hitting #1 and serving as advance publicity for their series, which debuted on September 12. When the group’s self-titled debut album arrived in stores a month later, it quickly headed for the top spot of the Billboard charts, where it would ultimately sit for 13 of the 78 weeks it remained in the Top 200.
By the time the group’s TV series aired its final new episode on March 25, 1968, The Monkees had seen three further albums top the charts – “More of the Monkees”, “Headquarters”, and “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.”, all released in 1967.
In the wake of Jones’s death on February 29, 2012, the surviving members reunited and performed a series of concerts. The shows were greeted with sell-out response and phenomenal reviews.
Now, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork carry on that tradition with a new album and a tour.
The Monkees Australia-New Zeland Tour Dates:
Tuesday November 29th - Christchurch, Isaac Theatre
Wednesday November 30th - Auckland, ASB Theatre
Friday December 2nd - Brisbane, QPAC
Saturday December 3rd - Tweed Heads, Twin Towns
Monday December 5th - Hobart, Wrest Point
Wednesday December 7th - Melbourne, Palais Theatre
Friday December 9th - Canberra, Llewellyn Theatre
Saturday December 10th - Sydney, State Theatre
Sunday December 11th - Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre
Tuesday December 13th - Perth, Perth Concert Hall
Tickets on sale via: http://bit.ly/TheMonkeesAUS_NZ
PRE SALE: Wednesday 15th June 9am - 5pm
GENERAL SALE: Thursday 16th June 9am
Limited Meet and Greet Packages Available