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The Monkees Plan 50th Anniversary Tour, Will Release New LP, ‘Good Times!’

The record features songs written by Noel Gallagher, Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard, and more

picture-23085-1414615703Rachel Brodsky // February 5, 2016

This coming summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Monkees’ TV show and the release of their debut single, “Last Train to Clarksville.” To celebrate, the group — now a trio of Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith, following the death of Davy Jones in 2012 — will release their first all-original album since 1997’s JustUs, Rolling Stone reports.

Titled Good Times! (album art below), the record is produced by Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger and will feature new songs penned by Noel Gallagher, Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard, and more. It will also feature unreleased songs written for the Monkees back in the ’60s, including Neil Diamond’s “Love to Love,” Carole King’s “Wasn’t Born To Follow,” and Mike Nesmith’s “I Know What I Know.”

The Monkees will also embark on an extensive North American tour, the dates of which you can see below.

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The Monkees tour dates:

May 18 – Fort Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
May 19 – Melbourne, FL @ King Center for the Performing Arts
May 20 – Tampa, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
May 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
May 24 – Charlotte, NC @ Blumenthal PAC – Belk Theater
May 26 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
May 27 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
May 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick Theatre
May 29 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
June 1 – New York, NY @ The Town Hall
June 3 – Toronto, ON @ Casino Rama
June 4 – Windsor, ON @ The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
June 5 – Cleveland, OH @ Hard Rock Live Northfield Park
June 7 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Foellinger Theatre
June 10 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theatre
June 11 – Hammond, IN @ The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
June 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
June 14 – Dayton, OH @ Rose Music Center at The Heights
June 28 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T PAC – Winspear Opera House
June 30 – Tulsa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
July 1 – Mayetta, KS @ Prairie Band Casino & Resort
July 16 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 22 – Hot Springs, AR @ Oaklawn Racing and Gaming
September 14 – Tucson, AZ @ Fox Tucson Theater
September 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center
September 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pantages Theatre
September 17 – Las Vegas, NV @ Primm Valley Casino Resorts
September 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
September 21 – Modesto, CA @ Gallo Center For The Arts
September 23 & 24 – Lincoln City, OR @ Chinook Winds Casino Resort
September 25 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre
October 1 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Live
October 22 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
October 29 – Shippensburg, PA @ H. Ric Luhrs PAC