The Monkees’ Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz will tour New Zealand playing Monkees Music spanning more than 50 years.
Feel-good hits! Classics from the TV show! Over two hours of Monkees Magic!
The Monkees’ Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz will hit New Zealand this coming June playing in the main centres and delighting fans with back-to-back hits.
David Roy Williams Presents: The Mike and Micky Show
Christchurch – Saturday, June 8 at the Isaac Theatre
Auckland – Sunday, June 9 at the Great Hall
Wellington – Monday, June 10 at Michael Fowler
Tickets on sale Friday, December 14 at 11.00am from www.davidroywilliams.com
As well as all of those marvellous Micky hit singles, this will be the first time Mike has appeared in New Zealand since 1977, so be assured the shows will highlight many ofNesmith’s compositions, including some that have never been performed live.
‘Last Train to Clarksville’, ‘Listen To The Band’, ‘Mary Mary’, ‘Different Drum’, ‘(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone’, ‘The Girl I Knew Somewhere’, ‘I’m A Believer’, ‘Good Clean Fun’, ‘D.W. Washburn’, ‘Circle Sky’, ‘Randy Scouse Git’, ‘Papa Gene’s Blues’, ‘Take a Giant Step’, What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round‘… and that’s less than half of what you’ll get to singalong to on the night.
VIP packages are available. VIP Packages include access to soundcheck featuring deep cuts not performed during the concert, a signed A3 poster, priority entry to the show and a commemorative VIP laminate. A very limited number of Platinum VIP tickets are available also giving fans the opportunity to meet Mike and Mickey and get a photo on their own phone.
“I love being on stage with Micky,” says Nesmith. “We’ve been collaborating for over 50 years, so it’s hard to believe it’s never been just the two of us. I’m excited to dust off some tunes that I haven’t played for a long time too. These are going to be some fun shows.”
“Right from the get-go, I admired Mike‘s songs. When we used to get together around the campfire to sing in the early days, we were always doing his songs,” says Dolenz. “We always had such a great a vocal blend; he was the one who encouraged me to write songs of my own. I’ve always been a big fan and now we finally get to do the Mike & Micky showthat we riffed on back when we were shooting The Monkees.”
The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show is a unique concert experience. Times may change but infectious pop hits and wonderfully charismatic characters stay in our hearts and memories forever.
By the time the 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, andPisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. All were released in 1967, staggeringly enough, racking up several more hit singles, with ‘I’m A Believer’, ‘(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone’, ‘A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You’, ‘The Girl I Knew Somewhere’, ‘Pleasant Valley Sunday’, ‘Words’, ‘Daydream Believer’, ‘Valleri’, and ‘Tapioca Tundra’ all finding their
way into the Top 40. The final tally: 16 million albums and 7.5 million singles sold in a mere two-and-a-half years.
After the series’ two-season run, the group went on to star in the cult feature film Head (co-written by Jack Nicholson) and a TV special (33 1/3 Revolutions per Monkee) while also continuing to record new material. But as the ’60s gave way to the ’70s, the members of the Monkees eventually gave in to their individual musical interests and went their separate ways… for a while.
In February 1986, after MTV broadcast a marathon of The Monkees, Dolenz, Jones, and Tork reunited for a 20th anniversary tour, with Nesmith joining them onstage for the Los Angeles date of the tour. In 1996, all four members of the group reunited for a new album (JUSTUS) and TV special (Hey, Hey, It’s the Monkees).
In the wake of Jones’s death on February 12, 2012, the surviving members of the Monkees reunited and performed a series concerts.
The shows were received so triumphantly that Dolenz, Nesmith and Tork returned the following summer for a tour dubbed, “A Midsummer’s Night With the Monkees”.
To celebrate the Monkees’ 50th anniversary in 2016, the surviving members of the band recorded the critically acclaimed album, GOOD TIMES.
Much like the Monkees’ early albums, it featured tracks written for the band by a group of gifted songwriters, including Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Andy Partridge (XTC) and more. To support the album, Dolenz and Tork launched a successful tour that featured Nesmith beaming in remotely via Skype for a few songs during some of the shows.
The Monkees wind up 2018 with the release of CHRISTMAS PARTY, their first ever holiday album. The collection features newly recorded versions of classic Christmas songs including ‘Silver Bells’, ‘The Christmas Song’ and ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ along with new songs written for the band by Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey, Rivers Cuomo, Andy Partridge and album producer Adam Schlesinger.