Monkees Put ‘insignificant’ Spats Aside For Latest Reunion

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February 22, 2011 | 4:05am EST

The Monkees agreed to reunite after vowing to put aside their differences to celebrate the band’s 45th anniversary.
Three out of the four original members, Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz, announced on Monday they will be reforming to tour the U.K. for the first time in 12 years.

The I’m A Believer hitmakers will play 10 dates in May to mark their 45th anniversary.

Now they have spoken out about their comeback – Tork, who was fired from the group’s 2001 reunion tour for “disagreeable” behavior, insists their former issues no longer matter.

He tells Britain’s The Independent, “The popular demand has been carefully cultivated and they made us an offer we couldn’t refuse. We like each other just fine now. Whatever ups and downs we have had pale into insignificance. Each one of the tours we do is more fun than the one before.”

And Jones agrees, telling BBC’s The One Show, “We just like each other. We like to perform together, we have fun.”