Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkees…

Well, almost, anyway. Where’s Wool Hat?

That’s right, it’s actually the Monkees Minus One, as Davy Jones, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz join forces to celebrate the 45th anniversary of, well, “The Monkees.”

And, oh yes Nippertonians, that anniversary tour will be rolling into the Times Union Center at 7:30pm on Friday, September 9.

Tix will be priced at $35, $45 and $55, and are slated to go on sale to the general public at 10am on Saturday.

9 Responses to “Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkees…”

  1. First record I ever owned was Meet The Monkees! Loved them. Great studio musicians like Hal Blaine-Drums on the early albums.

  2. i had the pleasure to meet and work with peter tork last year at the hudson valley songfest in hudson. he was a real interesting cat, unpretentious yet very opinionated and assertive in nature. yet, he was very polite and respectful to everyone he met. i found him fascinating, and of course, nothing like his character in the show. peter went through a bout with cancer recently, and though he came through it well, it helps us remember these guys aren’t getting any younger, so if you’re a big fan you might want to see them this time around. i’ve also met micky when i lived in l.a. in the early 90s, and he’s also nothing like he is in the show. ill leave it at that. the reason mike (wool hat) isn’t on the tour is complicated. he’s done shows with them through the years. but he’s not as dependent on ‘the monkees’ for a living as the others are. as i’m sure you know, he inherited a huge fortune from his mom, inventor of ‘liquid paper’. he seems like a nice guy from my interactions with him on facebook, for what that’s worth. apparently he comes out to some of their shows when they’re on tour, and is something of a fan himself! i hear they do a great, though pretty slick, live show, which was the case the first time i saw them, on their first tour in 1967. the opening act in that show was a guy named hendrix, and he was booed off the stage by the 13 year old girls in the audience. i was a 13 year old boy at the time. i also want to add that i believe one day their tv series will be appreciated as one of the most innovative shows in tv history. it was often dumb, but also took chances in a way no series has since. anyway, long live the monkees!

  3. Bob Lukomski says:

    I came into this world literally listening to Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, & Jones Ltd. (was released 3 days before I was born and my older sister got the LP the same day I came home from the hospital) Saw them @ SPAC in ’86. Now my Six-year-old daughter is diggin’ them – Peter is her fave Monkee. (He’s just sooo cute!)
    Gonna buy me a (dog) ticket.

  4. Von says:

    I remember being so crushed that their TV show was canceled. Standing at the corner, awaiting the school bus, I recall saying I was going to write to the show and beg for it’s return. I think I started a petition that I passed around school as well. After all, the 7th graders that I hung out with were cool and they all watched The Monkees – the girls in love with whichever monkee was their fav and the guys because the guys did all kinds of strange stuff. And oh, when it was annouced they would be renewed ! Well, think it was all MY doing ! Hey, hey They’re The Monkees !

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  6. Frank Angelo says:

    My 1st Concert: in 1967, 12 years old, my older sister took me to see The Monkees at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium (former location of the US Open), Queens, NY. Jimi Hendrix was the opening act (a colorful woman a couple of rows ahead yelling “now that’s psychedelic” throughout the set), then another band (doing Beatles covers is what I remember), before the Monkees hit the stage. “We want the Monkees” :)

  7. Holly says:

    Love the Monkees, was my #1 favorite as a kid! I still know most of their songs by heart!

  8. frank, where did you sit? i think the cover band was the sundowners. they definitely were downers.

  9. Alan G. says:

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