Davy Jones is gone but Michael Nesmith is back and so are the Monkees. What’s left of the 1960s Prefab Four is going on tour, with a Nov. 15 concert set for the State Theatre in Minneapolis.
Nesmith, who hasn’t actively participated with the group except for brief appearances in 1986 and ‘97, apparently is back in the fold. The Monkees, who broke up in 1970 but have done occasional reunions chiefly as a trio, performed at the Minnesota Zoo last year without Nesmith.
Jones died unexpectedly of a heart attack in February of this year. The reunion of the entire quartet reportedly had been contemplated prior to his death.
Some of the Monkees – the made-for-TV band that ruled the airwaves from 1966 to 1968 and, in 1967, sold more records than the Beatles and Rolling Stones combined – keep busier than others. Always active Micky Dolenz is scheduled to sing at the Minnesota State Fair on Aug. 27 as part of the Happy Together Tour with the Turtles, Grass Roots and other 1960s acts. He also is releasing a new solo album.
If you’re still a believer in the Monkees, tickets, priced at $64 and $69, will go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday at the State box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000