Following the success of last fall's sold-out tour, Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork are hitting the road for "A Midsummer's Night With The Monkees."
The tour kicks off in Port Chester, N.Y. on July 15, 2013, and wraps in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 18, 2013. Presale and VIP ticket packages for all shows will go on sale exclusively at www.monkees.com starting May 1. VIP ticket packages will also include a copy of the upcoming deluxe edition of "The Monkees Present," the next in the acclaimed series of Monkees reissues from Rhino Handmade. General sales for all dates begin May 3.
This is the second outing for the trio following the Feb. 29, 2012, death of original member Davy Jones.
Concertgoers will enjoy a setlist containing a selection of the band's classic hits, deep cuts from The Monkees' first five platinum albums (including some performed for the first time since the 1960s) and fan favorites from the soundtrack to the cult classic film "Head" and Emmy®-award winning TV series.
The show is a multimedia presentation that includes rare films and one-of-a-kind photographs culled from the archives, along with the music. Backed by the same stellar crew of musicians from their 2012 run, Nesmith, Dolenz and Tork will also perform an unaccompanied set as a trio featuring tracks from the 1967 homespun No. 1 LP, "Headquarters."
In many cases, this tour will mark the first concerts from The Monkees to some areas of the United States in decades.
Antenna TV, which airs "The Monkees" series, is teaming up with The Monkees and Rhino Records to run a national contest that will send lucky winners to see the band on tour.
Scheduled tour dates, venues and cities are:
July 15: The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, N.Y.
July 16: Citi Performing Arts Center, Boston
July 17: Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, N.J.
July 19: NYCB Theatre At Westbury, Westbury, N.Y.
July 20: The Mann Center, Philadelphia
July 21: The Warner Theatre, Washington, D.C.
July 23: Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, N.C.
July 24: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn.
July 26: St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, Fla.
July 27: Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton, Fla.
July 28: Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Fla.
July 31: The Long Center, Austin, Texas
Aug. 1: Arena Theatre, Houston
Aug. 2: Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas
Aug. 3: Brady Theater, Tulsa, Okla.
Aug. 5: Paramount Theatre, Denver
Aug. 9: Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Ariz.
Aug. 10: Green Valley Events Center, Henderson, Nev.
Aug. 11: Humphreys, San Diego
Aug. 12: Terrace Theatre, Long Beach, Calif.
Aug. 14: Mountain Winery, Saratoga, Calif.
Aug. 15: Uptown Theatre, Napa, Calif.
Aug. 17: Benaroya Hall, Seattle
Aug. 18: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Ore.