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Jonathan Knox

April 28, 2016

It seems like The Monkees will never really go away. Although their TV show ran for only 3 years (1965-68), somehow the group has maintained a legacy that has lasted for half a century. That in large part is due to nostalgic hits like “I’m a Believer” “Daydream Believer” “Last Train to Clarksville” and “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone.”

Flash forward to 2016 and The Monkees have a brand new album about to be released titled, Good Times! along with a 6-month North American tour. Longtime fans may feel this new release is sacrilege as former lead-Monkee Davy Jones passed away from a heart attack back in 2012, though it turns out he will actually be heard on the album via the Neil Diamond song “Love to Love” which the band originally recorded in the 1960s.

Good Times! will also feature a number of other songs written for the Monkees back in the 60s which never ended up being released, as well as some songs written by contemporary songwriters such as Ben Gibbard, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo.

In fact it is River’s track, “She Makes Me Laugh” that serves as the album’s first single which you can check out for yourself below. Underneath that, take a look at the Monkees upcoming tour dates and see if they’re coming to your town.

“She Makes Me Laugh”:

Tour Dates:
May 18 – Fort Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
May 19 – Melbourne, FL @ King Center for the Performing Arts
May 20 – Tampa, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
May 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
May 24 – Charlotte, NC @ Blumenthal PAC – Belk Theater
May 26 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
May 27 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
May 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick Theatre
May 29 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
June 1 – New York, NY @ The Town Hall
June 3 – Toronto, ON @ Casino Rama
June 4 – Windsor, ON @ The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
June 5 – Cleveland, OH @ Hard Rock Live Northfield Park
June 7 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Foellinger Theatre
June 10 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theatre
June 11th – Hammond, IN @ The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
June 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
June 14 – Dayton, OH @ Rose Music Center at The Heights
June 28 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T PAC – Winspear Opera House
June 30 – Tulsa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
July 1 – Mayetta, KS @ Prairie Band Casino & Resort
July 16 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 22 – Hot Springs, AR @ Oaklawn Racing and Gaming
September 14 – Tucson, AZ @ Fox Tucson Theater
September 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center
September 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pantages Theatre
September 17 – Las Vegas, NV @ Primm Valley Casino Resorts
September 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
September 21 – Modesto, CA @ Gallo Center For The Arts
September 23 & 24 – Lincoln City, OR @ Chinook Winds Casino Resort
September 25 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre
October 1 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Live
October 22 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
October 29 – Shippensburg, PA @ H. Ric Luhrs PAC

Good Times! is expected to be released May 27 via Rhino Entertainment.