Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz of the Monkees will hit the road together for the first time in 15 years
Time to fire up the Davy Jones hologram?
The surviving members of pop band the Monkees will tour together for the first time since the February death of singer Davy Jones, the band said this week.
Guitarist Michael Nesmith slyly broke the news Tuesday night on his Facebook page, writing in detail about "the most amazing gazpacho" that he had made Tuesday night before letting slip, "And Micky and Peter and I are going to do twelve concerts in November here in the States."
The tour kicks off Nov. 8 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, Calif., and includes dates in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago, Cleveland and New York. Tickets for the Escondido show go on presale Thursday.
The tour will offer "classic hits, deep cuts and fan favorites," literature for the tour notes.
Though Jones — who died of a heart attack in February at the age of 66 — had toured occasionally with bandmates Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz over the years (including a 45th anniversary tour last year), Nesmith has generally steered clear of the reunions. This will mark the first time in 15 years that Tork, Dolenz and Nesmith have performed together, according to the tour announcement.
Jones will be honored "in the show's multimedia content," according to Rolling Stone.
The group, which rose to fame on their eponymous TV series, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968, racked up a string of hits including "Daydream Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer."
Dolenz will release a solo album, "Remember," on Sept. 25.