The Monkees' Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith have just tagged eight East Coast and Midwest dates onto their 2019 The Monkees Present: "The Mike & Micky Show" tour. Already on the books are the previously rescheduled gigs that were postponed due to Nesmith's successful quadruple bypass heart surgery. BestClassicBands.com posted that new March stops on the tour will include Medford, Massachusetts; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Albany, New York; Royal Oak and New Buffalo, Michigan; Prior Lake, Minnesota; and St. Charles, Missouri.

Last month, the Monkees returned with their first holiday collection, titled Christmas Party. The album features new vocals by Dolenz, Nesmith, and Peter Tork -- with the late Davy Jones featured on two vintage recordings. Fountains Of Wayne leader Adam Schlesinger produced the set, which includes covers of such Christmas standards as "Merry Christmas, Baby," Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" and Wizzard's yuletide hit "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day."

The Monkees also cover Alex Chilton's Big Star classic "Jesus Christ" -- featuring R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, with Mike Nesmith teaming up with his sons for a pair of numbers. Also contributing is Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and XTC's Andy Partridge.

Micky Dolenz told us that following the surprise Top 20 success of the Monkees' 2016 Good Times collection, he was hesitant to rush into another Monkees project that would seem as though they were pushing their luck too soon: "Somebody at Rhino came up with the idea of 'How 'bout a Christmas album?' Because a) we've never done one before -- the Monkees -- and b) it's not then, like, you're trying to do Good Times 2; it's a completely different kettle of fish. And I remember thinkin' 'Wow, what a great idea.' And we started talkin' about the kind of material. It was debatable -- Is it going to be totally traditional? Is it going to be non-totally traditional? Is it going to be a little bit of this, a little bit of that -- it turns out that, it did end up with a little bit of this and that." :

March 1 - Medford, MA - Chevalier Theatre
March 2 - Atlantic City, NJ - Ocean Resort Casino
March 3 - Lancaster, PA - American Music Theatre

March 5 - Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Center for the Arts
March 6 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
March 8 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
March 9 - New York, NY - The Beacon Theatre
March 10 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
March 12 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
March 14 - Prior Lake. MN - Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
March 15 - New Buffalo, MI - Four Winds Casino
March 16 - St Charles, MO - The Family Arena

AUDIO: MIKEY DOLENZ ON MONKEES CHRISTMAS ALBUM