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The Monkees Come to the Queen City May 24!

April 27, 2016

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That’s right, folks. The Monkees are coming to Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center with their 50th anniversary tour in a few short weeks and we know you don’t want to miss out on this. Ticket prices start at only $20! CLICK HERE to nab your seats today!

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, psychedelic, Broadway and country to their music. The Monkees’ first single, “Last Train to Clarksville,” was released in August 1966, hitting No. 1 and serving as advance publicity for their series, which debuted on Sept. 12. When the group’s self-titled debut album arrived in stores a month later, it quickly headed for the top spot of the Billboard charts, where it would ultimately sit for 13 of the 78 weeks it remained in the Top 200.

By the time the group’s TV series aired its final new episode on March 25, 1968, The Monkees had seen three other albums top the charts – “More of the Monkees”; “Headquarters”; and “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd,” all of which were released in 1967, staggeringly enough. Meanwhile, they were racking up several more hit singles, with “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.

Get your tickets HERE now before they’re gone.

Visit BlumenthalArts.org for a full list of upcoming shows and concerts.

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