Dolenz’s Rep Blames Monkees Scrapped Tour On Management

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August 10, 2011 | 4:00am EST

A spokesperson for Micky Dolenz has denied rumors The Monkees’ tour was scrapped to allow the singer to enter rehab, blaming the cancellation on the group’s management.
Dolenz, Peter Tork and Davy Jones have called off the rest of the shows on their comeback trek, which kicked off in the U.K. in May and was scheduled to continue into September.

Dolenz’s publicist has now spoken out to deny rumors substance abuse played a part in the decision, insisting the stars’ managers booked shows without asking for the group’s permission.

The rep tells, “Management had booked a number of dates with the venues without running them by the group first… so we had to cancel the remaining dates.

“Micky is disappointed but his solo tour is still going strong for the rest of the year. It has nothing to do with any sort of substance abuse whatsoever.”