The Monkees launching first tour since Davy Jones' death
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 9:59a.m.
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 across the US, which will kick off in California in November and honour 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?"
The band will not be replacing late singer Jones - but they'll be doing their best to honour his songs.
"David's presence and his past will be throughout the show,” says Nesmith.
“He will be missed in his absence, but very much on our minds and in our heart. We will include some of the songs he sang, and do our best."
But there will be a new member of the band onstage - Nesmith's guitarist son Christian will be part of the new Monkees line-up.
Fans of the band may have been hoping that Jones' longtime pal David Cassidy would take over as frontman for the tour after performing Monkees songs on tour as a tribute to his friend, but the singer's publicist tells WENN, "They've not come to us."
Tork, Nesmith and Dolenz announced plans for the November tour on Wednesday morning.
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