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The Monkees with Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz perform at the Palais in St Kilda as part of their 50th anniversary tour on Wednesday 7 December 2016 photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Monkees with Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz perform at the Palais in St Kilda as part of their 50th anniversary tour on Wednesday 7 December 2016 photo by Ros O'Gorman

Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith issue statements about passing of The Monkees’ Peter Tork

by Paul Cashmere on February 25, 2019

in News

Surviving Monkees Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith have both issued statements about the passing of their friend and bandmate Peter Tork who passed away last week.

Micky said in a statement, “There are no words right now…heart broken over the loss of my Monkee brother, Peter Tork.” The message is accompanied by a black-and-white photo of Peter smiling.

“Peter Tork will be a part of me forever,” said Mike Nesmith. “As I write this my tears are awash, and my heart is broken. Even though I am clinging to the idea that we all continue, the pain that attends these passings has no cure. I share with all Monkees fans this change, this “loss”, even so. A band no more, and yet the music plays on. As for Pete, I can only pray his songs reach the heights that can lift us and that our childhood lives forever — that special sparkle that was the Monkees. I will miss him – a brother in arms.”

Micky and Peter toured Australia as The Monkees in 2016. Promoter David Williams said, “Peter toured Australia numerous times, most recently with The Monkees 50th Anniversary show in 2016. His immense joy in performing was self-evident to all who were so fortunate to attend one of those concerts. We, and all Australian Monkees fans, will miss Peter greatly”.

David Roy Williams will tour The Monkees with Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz in Australia in June.

The Monkees Australian and New Zealand dates

NZ
Saturday June 8, Christchurch, Isaac Theatre
Sunday June 9, Auckland, Great Hall
Monday, June 10, Wellington, Michael Fowler Centre

Au
Wednesday June 12 Brisbane QPAC
Saturday June 15 Melbourne Palais Theatre
Sunday June 16 Perth Astor Theatre
Tuesday June 18 Sydney Opera House

Tickets on sale: http://davidroywilliams.com/tours/themonkees/

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