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The Monkees to tour: band announces 12 dates

This July 6, 1967 photo shows the musical

This July 6, 1967 photo shows the musical group, The Monkees, from left, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith, David Jones, and Micky Dolenz at a news conference at the Warwick Hotel in New York. The Monkees will perform its first live shows since its star Davy Jones died in February. (Credit: AP)

The Monkees are getting back on the road, playing their first shows since Davy Jones died in February.

Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork announced today that the group will begin a 12-date tour in November. The trio will play the Paramount in Huntington on Dec. 1 and wrap up the tour at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan on Dec. 2.

The shows will feature the hits -- “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer” -- as well as lesser-known cuts and songs from the band’s cult film, “Head.” There will also be a multimedia component, with rare footage and photographs.

Jones, who died of a heart attack on Feb. 29 at 66, will feature largely into the multimedia content, according to a statement from Rhino Records.

This is the first U.S. Monkees tour that Nesmith will go out on since 1969. He has reunited with the group over the years for one-off shows — his last stateside concert with the band was a private show in support of 1997’s “Justus” album.

Tickets for the Paramount are $49.50-$125 and go on sale at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.
 

Photo: Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith, David Jones and Micky Dolenz at a 1967 news conference at the Warwick Hotel in Manhattan.

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