Monkees' Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith announce first ever duo tour

music news 21/02/2018

Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of the Monkees are doing their first tour as a duo this year.

The concert is called 'The Monkees Present: The Mike and Micky Show' and will begin in June.

It's unclear why the other surviving member, Peter Tork won't be joining the tour.

Tork said in a news release that work on a tribute album to Louisiana bluesman Lead Belly is keeping him off the road.

Nesmith hinted though that something else was going on behind the scenes. "I'm afraid I would betray a confidence if I said any more than, 'This is not a right time for him,'" he told Rolling Stone. "He has his reasons. They are very private."

Dolenz and Nesmith are promising lots of Monkees hits as well as a dive into album cuts and rarities.

"It will be very different than a Monkees show," Nesmith said. "I mean, it'll be Monkees music, but there's no pretense there about Micky and I being the Monkees. We're not. We're the remnants."

This is the first time Nesmith has appeared with the Monkees since 2016 and he hasn't toured with Dolenz and Tork since 2014.

He didn't participate in the Monkees' celebrated mid-'80s reunion and had a limited role in the band's most recent studio album in 2016, Good Times!

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock