The Monkees announced 2013 live show dates and song lineup

For a couple of years in the mid sixties the band known as The Monkees was nothing short of a national phenomenon. Their first song "Last Train To Clarksville" was dropped in the mid 60’s and reached #1 on the Billboard charts. That very same month their TV show aired on NBC and just a few weeks later their LP was dropped and would go on to top the national charts for couple of weeks! Over the next several years they would boast a total of a half dozen Top Ten singles and several number one records.

They seemed to do everything well earlier in their careers. But a combination of things leads to their collapse. In those years they were produced some excellent songs including Monkees Theme, I'm A Believer, Last Train To Clarksville, A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You and Daydream Believer, with the help of producer Don Kirshner and song writers such as Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, Gerry Coffin, Carole King and Neil Diamond.

2012 was a bitter-sweet experience for them, beginning with the death of Davy Jones in his sixties, and ending with the conclusion in December of the reunion tour of the remaining band members Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith.

The remaining band members have decided to hit the road again for “A Midsummer’s Night With the Monkees,” a 24-date live shows across the country. The tour set will include songs such as Last Train to Clarksville, I'm a Believer, Pleasant Valley Sunday and Listen to the Band.

Complete tour schedule:

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