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2018-06-22 04:36:48 UTC
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The Monkees Cancel Remaining Tour Dates Due to Mike Nesmith Illness

6/21/2018
by Steve Marinucci

If you have tickets to see The Monkees on tour this month, you'll have to keep those tickets until the new year.

The remaining four dates of The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show tour, starting with Thursday night's (June 21) scheduled show at the Keswick Theater in Philadelphia, were canceled because of a health issue for Mike Nesmith. The shows will be rescheduled for January. The show featured the duo of Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz performing a mixture of well-known and “deep tracks” from the Monkees' catalog.

The Monkees issued a statement late Thursday: “Michael Nesmith had a minor health issue today in advance of his tour date in Philadelphia tonight. He visited a local medical facility and, although the issue was not serious, was advised to rest for the next week, so unfortunately the remaining four dates on The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show tour have been postponed until a later date. Nesmith has been dismissed from the hospital and is traveling back to his home in Carmel Valley. He is in good spirits and thanks all the fans for their support and understanding. He looks forward to getting back on the stage again soon.”

The remaining dates were Friday at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, Saturday at the Paramount in Huntington, N.Y., and Monday at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, N.J.

Earlier, tour manager Andrew Sandoval posted on his Facebook page, “I am sorry to report that the final four dates of The Monkees Tour will be postponed till January. Michael Nesmith has not been feeling well and will be recuperating in the meantime. We will return to the good clean fun as soon as possible.” In a separate post, Sandoval also shot down a TMZ report, saying Nesmith had not collapsed onstage nor was he at the Keswick on Thursday at all.

During the tour, which was originally scheduled for 20 dates, the two Monkees performed an assortment of well-known and lesser-known songs including “Daydream Believer,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “Listen to the Band,” “I'm a Believer,” “Good Clean Fun,” “Different Drum” (a song Nesmith wrote which was later a hit for The Stone Poneys with Linda Ronstadt), “For Pete's Sake,” “St. Matthew,” “Porpoise Song (Theme From 'Head'),” “Circle Sky,” “Auntie's Municipal Court” and “Me & Magdelena” from their most recent album, Good Times!



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The Monkees Cancel Remaining Tour Dates Due to Mike Nesmith Illness
6/21/2018
by Steve Marinucci
If you have tickets to see The Monkees on tour this month, you'll have to
keep those tickets until the new year.
The remaining four dates of The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show tour,
starting with Thursday night's (June 21) scheduled show at the Keswick
Theater in Philadelphia, were canceled because of a health issue for Mike
Nesmith. The shows will be rescheduled for January. The show featured the duo
of Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz performing a mixture of well-known and “deep
tracks” from the Monkees' catalog.
The Monkees issued a statement late Thursday: “Michael Nesmith had a minor
health issue today in advance of his tour date in Philadelphia tonight. He
visited a local medical facility and, although the issue was not serious, was
advised to rest for the next week, so unfortunately the remaining four dates
on The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show tour have been postponed until
a later date. Nesmith has been dismissed from the hospital and is traveling
back to his home in Carmel Valley. He is in good spirits and thanks all the
fans for their support and understanding. He looks forward to getting back on
the stage again soon.”
The remaining dates were Friday at the Beacon Theatre in New York City,
Saturday at the Paramount in Huntington, N.Y., and Monday at the Count Basie
Theatre in Red Bank, N.J.
Earlier, tour manager Andrew Sandoval posted on his Facebook page, “I am
sorry to report that the final four dates of The Monkees Tour will be
postponed till January. Michael Nesmith has not been feeling well and will be
recuperating in the meantime. We will return to the good clean fun as soon as
possible.” In a separate post, Sandoval also shot down a TMZ report, saying
Nesmith had not collapsed onstage nor was he at the Keswick on Thursday at
all.
During the tour, which was originally scheduled for 20 dates, the two Monkees
performed an assortment of well-known and lesser-known songs including
“Daydream Believer,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “Listen to the Band,” “I'm a
Believer,” “Good Clean Fun,” “Different Drum” (a song Nesmith wrote which was
later a hit for The Stone Poneys with Linda Ronstadt), “For Pete's Sake,”
“St. Matthew,” “Porpoise Song (Theme From 'Head'),” “Circle Sky,” “Auntie's
Municipal Court” and “Me & Magdelena” from their most recent album, Good Times!
Micky Dolenz toured with Peter Tork as "The Monkees" in 2016. Mike
Nesmith was supposed to join them at one or two points via Skype but
never did. Now Nesmith is touring with Dolenz, but Tork is absent.
Seems odd, unless Tork (who's 76 now) is ill, or Nesmith just won't
tour with him.
That Derek
2018-06-22 11:11:48 UTC
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Reportedly there was some internecine creative differences among the three extant Monkees and that it ended up excluding Peter Tork. 
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