The Monkees Tour Cancelation Not Due to Rehab
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:32:05
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That's some "Monkees" business.
The Monkees canceled their anniversary tour this week, without providing much of an explanation as to why the tour was being axed. A rep for Monkee Micky Dolenz has denied rumors that the tour was scrapped to allow the singer to enter rehab, instead blaming the cancellation on the group's management!
Dolenz, Peter Tork and Davy Jones have called off the rest of the shows on their comeback tour, which kicked off in the UK in May and was scheduled to continue into September. Michael Nesmith declined to partake in the festivities with his former bandmates..
Dolenz's publicist has spoken out to deny rumors substance abuse played a part in the decision, insisting the stars' managers booked shows without asking for the group's permission. Dolenz's dude told TMZ that "Management had booked a number of dates with the venues without running them by the group first… so we had to cancel the remaining dates." Really? Can managers really get away with that and you know, keep their job and 20 percent commission?
"Micky is disappointed but his solo tour is still going strong for the rest of the year. It has nothing to do with any sort of substance abuse whatsoever," the rep said. Ah, a solo tour.
Do you wish The Monkees would tour again?