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    Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:32:05

    The Monkees Tour Cancelation Not Due to Rehab - Micky Dolenz's rep said so

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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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    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?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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