The death of a loved one often brings those left behind closer together, and it seems that may be what happened in The Monkees' camp. Following the unexpected death of Davy Jones earlier this year, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and, surprisingly, Michael Nesmith, have announced that they're hitting the road for a U.S. tour.

This marks the first time that Nesmith has toured with the Monkees since 1969, though the last time they officially all performed together was 15 years ago, at a private show to mark the release of 1997's Justus album.

The tour, which kicks off in Escondido, California on November 8 and wraps December 2 in New York City, will feature the Monkees' biggest hits, as well as album tracks and fan favorites. Davy Jones will be the focus of a multimedia tribute each night.

In addition, the tour will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the band's big breakthrough year -- 1967 -- when they outsold The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and racked up two #1 albums. Each night, Dolez, Tork and Nesmith will perform a special set featuring songs from those albums, which are Headquarters and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.

Here are the tour dates:

11/8 -- California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
11/9 -- The Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA
11/10 -- Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
11/11 -- Flint Center for the Performing Art, Cupertino, CA
11/15 -- State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
11/16 -- The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
11/17 -- Lakewood Civic Auditorium, Cleveland, OH
11/18 -- The Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY
11/29 -- Keswick Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
11/30 -- State Theatre Regional Arts Center, New Brunswick, NJ
12/1 -- The Paramount, Huntington, NY
12/2 -- The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY





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