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The Monkees Good Times

The Monkees Good Times

The Monkees Return With New Songs By River Cuomo and Ben Gibbard

by Paul Cashmere on February 6, 2016

in Live,New Music,News

The Monkees will release their first new album in 20 years with new songs written by members of Death Cab For Cutie, Weezer and XTC.

The Monkees ‘Good Times’ album will be promoted with a 50th Anniversary Tour across the USA.

The ‘Good Times’ album was produced by Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne/Ivy), and features all three surviving Monkees and the late Davy Jones with a vintage vocal on one song.

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The new album features tracks written specifically for the band from gifted songwriters including Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Andy Partridge (XTC), Zach Rogue (Rogue Wave), Neil Diamond, Harry Nilsson, Michael Nesmith and The REAL Peter Tork (Official). ‘Good Times’ the album is out on June 10.

Dolenz & Tork will also launch their 50th Anniversary Tour May 18, with nearly 50 dates. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 12 and all tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will include a digital download of ‘Good Times’.

The Monkees tour dates

May
18 – Fort Myers, Florida / Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
19 – Melbourne, Florida / King Center for the Performing Arts
20 – Tampa, Florida / Ruth Eckerd Hall
21 – Atlanta, Georgia / Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
24 – Charlotte, North Carolina / Blumenthal PAC – Belk Theater
26 – Washington, DC / Warner Theatre
27 – Boston, Massachusetts / The Wilbur Theatre
28 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Keswick Theatre
29 – Red Bank, New Jersey / Count Basie Theatre

June
1 – New York, New York / The Town Hall
3 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada / Casino Rama – Entertainment Centre
4 – Windsor, Ontario, Canada / The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
5 – Cleveland, Ohio / Hard Rock Live Northfield Park
7 – Fort Wayne, Indiana / Foellinger Theatre
10 – Louisville, Kentucky / Louisville Palace Theatre
11 – Hammond, Indiana / The Venue At Horseshoe Casino
12 – Indianapolis, Indiana / Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
14 – Dayton, Ohio / Rose Music Center at The Heights
28 – Dallas, Texas / AT&T PAC – Winspear Opera House
30 – Tulsa, Oklahoma / Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint

July
1 – Mayetta, Kansas / Prairie Band Casino & Resort – Grand Lakes Ballroom
16 – Hampton Beach, New Hampshire / Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
22 – Hot Springs, Arkansas / Oaklawn Racing and Gaming – Finish Line Theater

September
14 – Tucson, Arizona / Fox Tucson Theatre
15 – Phoenix, Arizona / Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theater
16 – Los Angeles, California / Pantages Theatre
17 – Las Vegas, Nevada / Primm Valley Casino Resorts – Star of the Desert Arena
20 – San Francisco, California / The Warfield
21 – Modesto, California / Gallo Center For The Arts
23 – Lincoln City, Oregon / Chinook Winds Casino Resort
24 – Lincoln City, Oregon / Chinook Winds Casino Resort
25 – Seattle, Washington / The Moore Theatre

October
1 – Biloxi, Mississippi / Hard Rock Live Biloxi
22 – Paso Robles, California / Vina Robles Amphitheatre
29 – Shippensburg, Pennsylvania / Shippensburg University – H. Ric Luhrs PAC

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