When four young men were cast in the television roles of a struggling rock band inspired by The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, few could have predicted the impact The Monkees would make on music at large, an impact that still reverberates 50 years later. Pop culture icons The Monkees will perform at the Louisville Palace in Louisville, Ky., on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.).
Assembled in Los Angeles in 1965 by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the television series The Monkees, the quartet of Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and the late Davy Jones brought a singular mix of pop, rock, psychedelica, Broadway, and country to their music. The show itself, meanwhile, paid tribute not only to The Beatles, but also to the comedy stylings of The Marx Brothers and Laurel and Hardy as well as the pop-art sensibilities of Warhol and the emerging San Francisco psychedelic scene.
By the time the group’s TV series aired its final new episode on March 25, 1968, the Monkees had seen four albums top the charts – The Monkees, More of the Monkees, Headquarters, and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd., while racking up several more hit singles including “I’m a Believer,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” “The Girl I Knew Somewhere,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “Words,” “Daydream Believer,” “Valleri,” and “Tapioca Tundra” all finding their way into the Billboard Top 40.
In the wake of Davy Jones’ death on February 29, 2012, the surviving members reunited and performed a series of concerts. The shows were greeted with sell-out response and phenomenal reviews. Now, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork carry on that tradition with a full evening of magic music and multi-media splendor, including clips from their Emmy Award winning series. The new show features all of the Monkees hits, plus an intimate acoustic set and solo spots for each of the singers. This Evening With The Monkees is sure to please every fan of the band.
Tickets are available at Louisvillepalace.com, Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or the Louisville Palace Box Office (625 South Fourth Street). Ticket prices range from $39.50-$99.50. Box office hours are Monday - Friday, 12pm to 5pm. For Premium Seats email MindyGoff@LiveNation.com or call 502.883.5776.
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