Michael Nesmith To Reunite For Final Time With The Monkees
On September 16 iconic 1960s pop band The Monkees will perform a concert at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour. That night will feature a special appearance by founding member Michael Nesmith, who will rejoin his band mates for what appears to be one final performance.
Nesmith appeared alongside fellow surviving members Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork on the recently issued The Monkees album Good Times! The album also featured a recording made by late frontman Davy Jones prior to his death in 2012 at age 66.
In a message posted to Facebook, Nesmith made clear the L.A. show would be the only time he rejoins his mates as he has a book tour and solo shows planned. Here’s Nesmith note:
Been talking to Micky and Peter about the Los Angeles Pantages Monkees concert and have agreed to come down to play that show with them. They are putting together a world tour after that — off to Australia and New Zealand, and other points global in what sounds like a great time.
I, on the other hand, will be starting my “Infinite Tuesday” book tour in the first quarter of 2017, as well as some solo concerts, and other projects that will make it not possible to be with them on that tour. So this seemed like the right opportunity for me to get together with them as Monkees.
The show is set for September 16th — which I believe is almost a perfect match for the fifty year anniversary of the TV show — at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. I am bringing Gretsch, my beautiful, intelligent blonde to help me, and it looks like I’ll make it once again.
I expect it will be fun, and a great way for me to sign out. I see the specter of the multiple Sinatra retirement/farewells — and this seems like the perfect time for me to step off, sit down and shut up.
Hope I see you there. No, I don’t have any tickets. What a long strange trip it’s been said TGD — and it looks like I’ve made it to the end.