The Monkees Planning Another Reunion Tour?
Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:06:04
The Monkees are considering another reunion tour just two months after their most recent tour collapsed!
Three of the four original members –everyone but Michael Nesmith-- of the 1960s group put aside their famous differences and toured in support of their 45th anniversary this summer, but the trek was shut down prematurely, without as much as a specifically provided reason, after more than 40 shows. Some sources indicated that Mickey Dolenz had a substance abuse issue.
Guitarist Peter Tork is still refusing to reveal why the tour broke down, but insists there are already plans afoot to start again, telling RollingStone.com, "I'm not really at liberty to get into detail about what happened, but there were some business affairs that couldn't be coordinated correctly. We hit a glitch and there was just this weird dislocation at one point. I can't say anything more without getting into the stuff that we have to keep down. We need to work on this stuff outside of the public eye." Okay, fair enough.
Tork continued, "(But) between everybody's behavior changing enough and restructuring the way that we related to one another… we did it all right. We had a good time onstage, laughed and created jokes."
The shows that did go off were quite successful, proving there is a fan demand. Tork finished, "I'd say that the odds of another tour are better than 50/50… it would probably be in the next year or two. But obviously nothing is settled yet, and until we see a settlement in sight, we can't even begin to arrange a tour. Once you start arranging a tour, you may be able to get it mounted about six or seven months down the road."
What is your favorite song by The Monkees? Will you go to a reunion show?