Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees are hitting the road for their first ever national tour as a duo. The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show
will feature songs that span the iconic group's entire career - from their eponymous 1966 debut to 2016's "Good Times" -- including several songs penned by Nesmith that have never been performed live. The tour is the latest chapter in Monkee-mania, a saga that began in 1965 when four young men were cast in a fun television show about a struggling rock band that was inspired by the Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night." Few could have predicted the impact the Monkees would have on music and on pop culture at large, but it's one that still reverberates more than 50 years later. Formed in Los Angeles for the television series, the quartet of Dolenz, Nesmith, Peter Tork and the late Davy Jones brought a unique blend of pop, rock, psychedelia, Broadway and country to their music. The group's first single, 1966's "Last Train to Clarksville," quickly rose to the top of the Billboard
charts, where it stayed for 13 of the 78 weeks it spent in the Top 200. By the time the TV series aired its final new episode in 1968, the Monkees had seen three further albums top the charts, with hits like "I'm A Believer," "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone," "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You," "The Girl I Knew Somewhere," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "Words," "Daydream Believer," "Valleri," and "Tapioca Tundra." Don't miss them when they hit the stage of the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles this June.