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The Monkees prep for 45th anniversary trek

TV and pop-rock icons The Monkees will celebrate their 45th anniversary in the industry with a summertime swing across the nation. // Tour dates at SoundSpike

TV and pop-rock icons The Monkees will celebrate their 45th anniversary in the industry with a summertime swing across the nation.

Three of the four original members -- Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork -- have signed on to the run, which gets underway June 3 in Atlanta and works its way from the East Coast to the West. The 30-date North American journey, which wraps up July 16 in Los Angeles, follows a 9-gig UK leg slated for May. The full itinerary, including international performances, is detailed at right, though more dates will be added in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the current North American journey go on sale tomorrow (3/4).

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"An Evening with The Monkees - The 45th Anniversary Tour" will be a full multimedia experience, according to a press release, and will feature hits from the group's extensive discography, including "I'm a Believer," Daydream Believer" and "Last Train to Clarksville."

The Monkees formed in 1966 with an Emmy Award-winning television series of the same name and included a fourth member, Mike Nesmith, who has chosen not to take part in the tour. The band released four chart-topping albums in its first two years. The most recent effort, "Justus," surfaced in 1996 and marked the group's 11th collection of new material.

 tour dates and tickets

May 2011
12 - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Liverpool Echo Arena
14 - Manchester, United Kingdom - O2 Apollo Manchester
15 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom - Newcastle City Hall
16 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Clyde Auditorium
19 - London, United Kingdom - Royal Albert Hall
20 - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Sheffield City Hall
21 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - The NIA
23 - Plymouth, United Kingdom - Cardiff International Arena
25 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - Royal Centre

June 2011
3 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
4 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
5 - Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
6 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
8 - Glen Allen, VA - Innsbrook Pavilion
9 - Morristown, NJ - The Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
10 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
11, 12 - Niagara Falls, Ontario - Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
15 - Lowell, MA - Lowell Memorial Auditorium
16 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
17 - Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
18 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa
19 - Vienna, VA - Filene Center at Wolf Trap
20 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre
22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
23 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
24 - Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
25 - Cincinnati, OH - Aronoff Center for the Arts
26 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
29 - Waukegan, IL - Genesse Theatre
30 - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza Theatre

July 2011
1, 2 - Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis Zoo
5 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
8 - Tacoma, WA - Pantages Theater
9 - Ridgefield, WA - Sleep Country Amphitheater
10 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
13 - Bakersfield, CA - Majestic Fox Theater
14 - Santa Ynez, CA - Chumash Casino
15 - Cabazon, CA - Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
16 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre

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