The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith hitting the road as a duo

Singer Micky Dolenz is reuniting with his former The Monkees’ bandmate Michael Nesmith to tour as a duo.
Nesmith previously performed with Dolenz and fellow surviving star Peter Tork in a one-off gig in Los Angeles in September, 2016, almost 50 years to the day since The Monkees’ television show premiered back in 1966.
Dolenz and Tork continued to hit the stage together, but now the singer/drummer has teamed up with Nesmith for The Monkees Present: The Mike and Micky Show, which will feature rarities and other lesser known tracks from the group’s archives.
A press release announcing the new month-long tour reads: “These 16 special performances will feature songs that span the group’s entire career – from its 1966 eponymous debut to 2016’s Good Times. The shows will highlight many of Nesmith’s compositions, including some that have never been performed live.”
Tork decided to sit out the new shows to focus on his other project, a Lead Belly tribute album titled Relax Your Mind, but he may join his bandmates at a future date.
“I have in general made no secret of the fact that all these recent years of Monkees-related projects, as fun as they’ve been, have taken up a lot of my time and energy,” he recently told Rolling Stone. “Moving forward, I have blues projects that I want to give my attention to, hence Relax Your Mind. So, I’m shifting gears for now, but I wish the boys well, and I’ve learned to never say never on things further down the line.”
The Monkees Present: The Mike and Micky Show kicks off in Arizona on 1 June and concludes in New Jersey on 25 June (18).