Peter Tork will lift the veil on his untold stories about the Monkees and their music in a new solo tour, “In This Generation: My Life in the Monkees and So Much More,” to begin in early May, the singer announced Monday.
The tour will include previously unseen photos and footage and unheard songs as Tork discusses his musical career that began with a love of folk, blues and pop. It culminates in his early years as a performer in the clubs of Greenwich Village and the move to California and a recommendation by friend Stephen Stills that leads to a responding to a newspaper ad.
The ad, which read “Madness!! Auditions. Folk & Roll Musicians-Singers for acting roles in new TV series. Running Parts for 4 insane boys, age 17-21. Want spirited Ben Frank's-types,” led to an audition. Tork, along with Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, and Micky Dolenz, became the Monkees, with seven platinum albums to their credit. His song, "For Pete's Sake," became the closing theme of the TV show's second season.
For “In This Generation,” Tork will recall TV ratings pressures, concert tours, recording sessions, magazine covers, the group's associations with The Beatles, The Wrecking Crew, Jimi Hendrix and Jack Nicholson, MTV, Japan, reunion tours and 45 years with the group the late Davy Jones called “the brothers I never had.”
Writer and Monkees reissue producer Andrew Sandoval, who has overseen the legacy of the Monkees for over 20 years and arranged their 2011 and 2012 tours, is producing the new show with Tork.
Current tour dates (with more to be announced):
- Friday May 3 .... Sportsmens Tavern, Buffalo N.Y.
- Sunday May 5 ...Iridium, New York, N.Y.
- Friday, May 10....Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord N.H.
- Saturday, May 11....Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT.
- Saturday, May 18....The River Club Music Hall, Scituate, MA.
- Tuesday, May 21...The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA.
- Thursday, May 23...Salt, Stanhope, N.J.
- Friday, May 24...Sellersville 1894 Theatre, Sellersville, PA.
- Sunday, May 26...Rams Head Tavern, Annapolis, MD.
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