The Monkees Launching First Tour Since Davy Jones’ Death

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August 8, 2012 | 2:11pm EST

The surviving members of The Monkees are reuniting to embark on their first tour without late frontman Davy Jones.
The star suffered a fatal heart attack in February and guitarist Peter Tork recently revealed Jones had been busy putting together plans for a tour just days before his death.
Now the remaining Monkees, Tork, Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith, have unveiled plans to press ahead with a 12-date run of shows, which will kick off in California in November and honor Jones via multimedia content.
It will mark the first time the trio has played together in 15 years – Nesmith was not a part of last year’s The Monkees 45th anniversary tour, which was cut short after 40 concerts due to a business issue.
This time around, bassist Nesmith admits he jumped at the chance to reunite with his old pals once more, telling RollingStone.com, “This seems like a good time to do this – the right time. Who knows when we will get another chance?”
It is not known who will front the band for the trek.

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