The Monkees 2014 Tour Schedule
Get ready to monkey around with one of the most popular American pop-rock groups
in history! The Monkees are taking their upbeat and classic hits on the road and are scheduled to stop at major cities across
the country, including Atlantic City, Detroit, Milwaukee, Saint Louis, Cincinnati, Annapolis, and more! Although the band
was initially formed for the television show, The Monkees, the band's hit songs and passion for music has lasted long beyond
the end of the show. Once the show went off air just a couple of years after its premier, the actor-musicians knew they couldn't
give up their music, so they kept the band alive. Be sure to catch this wildly successful band as they reunite and hit the
stage once again. Grab your tickets to see the Monkees perform live from StubHub now!
The Monkees Background
started as a fictional band quickly became one of the most popular bands in the '60s and '70s. When TV producers, Bert Schneider
and Bob Rafelson, decided to create a show about four men trying to succeed as a Beatles-like band, they had no idea they
would create such a phenomenon. After auditioning many hopeful actors and musicians, the final band was selected: Mike Nesmith,
Mikey Dolenz, Davy Jones, and Peter Tork.
From the moment the show debuted on NBC in 1966, it was a huge hit. Every
episode, the quartet would sing a song or two written by some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Carole King,
Gerry Goffin, and Neil diamond. Even though the main audience of the television show was teenagers and young children, the
band still released several top hits that earned them a huge following across the nation. By 1967, The Monkees were the most
popular band in America. Their records even outsold those of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
With their quickly
expanding repertoire of mega hits, The Monkees sold over 65 million records around the world. In 1968, the TV show came to
an end, and less than one year later, Peter Tork left the group because he was burnt out by the constant touring and media
attention. After Tork left, the remaining three continued to record songs and tour as a trio, and still remained popular in
the public eye.
The band slowly crumbled after that, with Mike Nesmith leaving shortly thereafter. The Monkees disappeared
from the music scene briefly, but in 1996, all four members reunited to record their 11th studio album and headed out on a
30th anniversary nationwide tour.
In 2012, tragedy struck The Monkees, when Davy Jones died of a heart attack. The other
three Monkees were devastated, but they decided to continue performing in honor of their late band member and good friend.
So as the world famous Monkees head out on yet another tour, be sure you are in the audience, as this will be one show you
don't want to miss!
With records that outsold The Beatles, it's no wonder that the Monkees
cranked out hit after hit, even after their days in television were over. Some of their biggest hits include "I'm a Believer",
"Pleasant Valley Sunday", "Daydream Believer", "Last Train to Clarksville", "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You", and "Valleri".
Arguably their biggest hit, "I'm a Believer" remained at number 1 on the music charts for seven weeks and earned the title
of bestselling record of 1967, selling an estimated 10 million copies around the world.
The Monkees have experienced
decades of success, and their fan base remains just as strong and dedicated as it was during the '60s and '70s. So buy your
tickets from StubHub soon, since die-hard Monkees fans are bound to snatch up these tickets quickly!
you know Mike Nesmith's mother invented a product you've probably used several times in your life?
When he was a teenager,
Mike's mother, Bette Nesmith Graham, invented white correction tape to cover up typewriter mistakes. This tape became Liquid
Paper, also known today as white-out, and is now a product found in homes, schools, and offices all around the world.
Whether you grew up watching the Monkees on television or just know of their songs because of
their widespread popularity, seeing this legendary band perform live will be an unforgettable experience. Taking a trip down
memory lane has never been so much fun, as the Monkees' catchy tunes and contagious enthusiasm make them some of the most
fun performers to watch live. This pop rock band is excited to get back out on tour, and their fans are even more excited
to see one of America's favorite bands perform together again. Don't miss out on seeing this legendary band and head to StubHub
to grab your tickets so that you can sing along with all of the Monkees biggest hits!