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    Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:06:04

    The Monkees Planning Another Reunion Tour? - They canceled their previously planned trek

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    • The Monkees - LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 10:  In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork of The Monkees perform at Green Valley Ranch on August 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • The Monkees - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 10:  (L-R) Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork of The Monkees perform at The Greek Theatre on November 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
    • The Monkees - LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - MAY 18:  In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, MICKY MEETS MICKEY:  Micky Dolenz, formerly of The Monkees, poses with Mickey Mouse before appearing in concert during the final weekend of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival May 18, 2012 at Epcot in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Dolenz and his band will play nine concerts as part of the 'Flower Power Concerts Series,' today through Sunday, May 20, and pay tribute to his late bandmate and good friend, Davy Jones, who had been a long-time 'Flower Power Concert Series' fan favorite. Epcot is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort.

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    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?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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