The Monkees Announce 1st Tour Since Davy Jones' Death

Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith on the set of the television show 'The Monkees' in Los Angeles in December 1967 Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith on the set of the television show 'The Monkees' in Los Angeles in December 1967

The Monkees will perform their first live shows since star Davy Jones died in February.

Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork announced Wednesday that the group will launch a 12-date U.S. tour in November. It’s the band’s first tour since 1997.

Jones died of a heart attack on Feb. 29 at age 66.

The group starred in its own NBC television show in 1966 as a made-for-TV band seeking to capitalize on Beatlemania sweeping the world. Jones rocketed to the top of the music charts with The Monkees, captivating audiences with hits including “Daydream Believer” and “I’m a Believer.”

The tour kicks off Nov. 8 in Escondido, Calif. It wraps on Dec. 2 in New York. It will highlight Jones “in the show’s multimedia content.”

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