Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith have rolled out the first of their rescheduled “Mike & Micky Show” gigs, after postponing their joint tour prior to returning to Northern California and undergoing quadruple bypass heart surgery. Pollstar listed the rescheduled shows, and as it stands now the postponed June 23rd show at Huntington, New York's Paramount Theatre has been pushed back until March 8th, with a new on sale date — presumably for the ticketholders that opted for a refund rather than wait for a rescheduled date — set for Friday, August 24th at 10:00 am.
The June 23rd show at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre has been moved to March 9th, with a presale now set for Wednesday, August 22nd. The June 25th Red Bank, New Jersey show has not yet been given a makeup date, but strangely, Tickemaster is listing an on sale date of Friday, August 24th at 12 Noon. There's been no word about the scrapped Philly show at the Keswick Theatre — or whether the duo will be adding any additional stops to the tour.
The “Mike & Micky Show” concerts featured all the best loved Monkees hits such as “Last Train To Clarksville,” “I'm A Believer,” Pleasant Valley Sunday,” and “Daydream Believer,” among many others. The main draw for fans was Nesmith and Dolenz diving deep into the group's catalogue, including such Nesmith favorites as “Good Clean Fun,” “St, Matthew,” “Nine Times Blue,” “Sunny Girlfriend,” “You Told Me,” “Auntie Municipal's Court,” and “Different Drum.” On of the highlights on the aborted run was Nesmith and Dolenz duetting on “Me And Magdalena,” which was written for the group by Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard and featured on 2016's Good Times! album.
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 27 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.”