Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz have just rolled out four additional stops to their Monkees “Farewell Tour.” New dates on the itinerary include a new opening night set for September 10th in Spokane, Washington; November 3rd at Northfield, Ohio's MGM Northfield Park; November 5th at Rosemont, Illinois' Rosemont Theatre; and November 7th in Minneapolis, Minnesota's State Theatre.
Set for release on May 21st is Micky Dolenz' take on a number of Mike Nesmith's tunes, titled Dolenz Sings Nesmith. The album, which is being released on the Monkees-based rarity label 7a Records, was produced by Nesmith's eldest son Christian Nesmith, who also tours as part of his father and Dolenz' Monkees revue.
Noted Beach Boys author, documentarian, and West Coast historian, Jon Stebbins says that the Monkees being passed over for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame an astounding 30 times is the ultimate act of disrespect by the “hipper-than-thou” powers that be: “Can I just say this; that I think one of the hugest stains on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the written history of rock and roll is the fact that the Monkees are somehow expunged from it as being somehow irrelevant and unimportant. (Laughs) Because, dig up the six best album tracks off of, y'know, the Byrds, and the Buffalo Springfield, and Love and everybody else that is deified, y'know, and it isn't as good as the Monkees.”