The Monkees announce reunion gigs
Fans will be pleased to hear that 60s pop group The Monkees will play a 12-date US tour in November in tribute to Davy Jones, who died earlier in the year aged 66.
It will be the first time the surviving members of the iconic group, including Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, have performed live shows together in 15 years.
Famous for tracks such I'm a Believer and Daydream Believer, The Monkees live shows should be moving affairs, as they pay their respects to the Manchester-born lead singer Jones.
Originally formed in 1966 to star in a TV show, the band have released 11 albums throughout their career and sold over 65 million records worldwide.
Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Nesmith, who has not played with the band since 1997, stated that "getting together with old friends and acquaintances can be very stimulating and fun and even inspiring to me. We did some good work together and I am always interested in the right time and the right place to reconnect and play".
Posted by Robert Long