Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by pacandj, Feb 21, 2011.
Since this is official, let's kick this off!
Just UK, or do you think they'll tour the U.S. as well?
30 dates in the US according to Jones, one already confirmed on Father's Day for Wolf Trap, VA. Several in the tri-state area the week before.
I somehow see this being merged with the other thread.
Maybe, but your pic needs a showcase, haha. The other thread was more of a question about a possible tour, this will be the home for comments about the actual tour.
Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa??
Ha,ha. 30 dates is a good beginning, I'm sure the guys will visit the mid-west. The Packers are the Super Bowl champions after all. Cheers!
For those who are traveling, dates are pending for the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City and the Mohegan Sun in CT. Both are fantastic venues with great food, drinks, hotels, and of course gambling. One of the unconfirmed shows is in Westbury, NY (very close to the city) Friday June 17th. The venue is a theater in the round that holds about 5,000 people. The guys did one of the best shows I've ever seen them do there in 2001. They kicked the audience's *** for 2 hours and then chased each other through the crowd like a bit from the tv show. It was amazing!
So I guess it's official that Nesmith is not on board....I recall speculation on the other thread he might join up for some dates. I would travel to another city to see the group with him. Without him I don't know if I can muster much enthusiasm.
to work it does need Nesmith! but maybe they could get Bobby Hart to be part of it instead! which would be cool!
I understand everyone wanting to see Nez but I think this is great, it's a final chance to see these guys do what they do best, entertain. I would suspect the Monkees feel like family to most of the fans here as they do to me. They probably feel the same way about each other, you get fired-up to get together with your relatives and then after two hours and a couple of drinks you can't wait to get home, lol. Let's hope this time their party lasts for a couple of years!
Is this 1986? For decades now the three Monkees have done a good job on stage without Nez. Considering how fast Nez scrambled in 1997 I wouldn't want to hear that he was part of the tour. It would just disappoint me when I read on this thread that Nez dropped out before the St. Louis gig.
That's funny! I did notice you used it. No rights implied. All rights reversed.
This is the first true tour of the internet-age, so let's hope the good wishes of all of the fans put fourth on the net will get Nez motivated. I suspect this tour will be more high-spirited than the tense outings of '97 or '01. At this point, there's nothing to lose, it's all for the fun and the dollars, which is fine with me.
Ha, ha. As Davy says, if they don't like the photo just say it's David Cassidy.
Do these guys still put on a good show ... or is it a money-grab?
I think that's a 'why bother?' Pay no mind, Matt.
It's always a money-grab, but don't let that put you off because they are not slouches... at all. Individually their shows are very good. The more Monkees you add to the mix, the better the show. Don't let their age fool you or the notion that they've toured for many years... these guys put on a great show. That is a fact.
From 1986 to 2002, I'd probably seen the trio 15 times. In 1989 with Nesmith in LA. Easily the most high-energy show I've ever seen... If you could have captured the kinetic energy in the Universal Amphitheatre you could have powered Los Angeles for a week. I was there and it was abslutely unbelieveable!
I've seen a lot of major acts thru the years (original Beach Boys with Carl, Brian and Dennis, not that thin act of today, Paul McCartney, The Guess Who, Billy Joel, Robert Plant, John Cougar, etc, etc.) and The Monkees show is one of the most fun that I've ever attended!
On that note, I will probably go out of my way to see several of their shows this year.
Is that testament enough?
Absolutely. I've been to hundreds of shows and the Monkees always hold an elevated position. They are master showman, the stage is their best showcase. That is why this forum is bursting with Monkees topics, because of the quality of the live performances over the last 25 years. That is probably also why the naysayers are so confused, they associate the group only with the television show, which is cute and funny but not the reason for the intensity of the fans.
All skeptics are welcome, drinks are on me!!
While I do like the Monkees (obviously), I'm just not that enthusiastic about this tour. I mean, I'd want to see more deep album tracks performed, but I know the show will feature the same old hits and the same old stage patter.
There is a YouTube video of Davy doing "If I Knew" for a fan. *That's* what I would like to hear, not a Vegas-y rendition of "Daydream Believer" for the umpteenth time.
If it was the guys sitting on the stage with acoustic guitars and singing whatever they felt like at that particular moment, I'd be there in an instant.
If they come to Japan, I'll look into getting tickets, but I doubt I'll travel to the USA unless the shows offer something unique.
It probably will be great fun for the guys for a few months until they have to be around each other 24/7, stay in the same hotels, etc. Any bets on who walks out this time? Last time, it only took a few months...their fuses seem to have gotten shorter. Hopefully though, not being around one another all that much, maybe it will go smoother. And maybe Peter's cancer ordeal has put some things in perspective for all of them.
I'll be there if at all possible...they do a great live show, and this may be the last time...
Would be better with Nez.. They have some great songs for sure...
From today's edition of The Independent newspaper Leading Articles column:-
A surprisingly positive comment.
There's also a link to a report on the upcoming tour.
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