Google+ Hangout: The Monkees 2012 Reunion Tour


Times pop music staff writers Randy Lewis and Mikael Wood discuss the merits of the current reunion tour by the three surviving members of the Monkees in a Google Hangout.

The group was assembled out of casting auditions for a 1960s TV sitcom about the misadventures of a struggling rock group, unexpectedly transforming the cast into a bond fide rock band that in 1967 sold more records than the Beatles or the Rolling Stones.

The current tour of a dozen dates marks the band’s first outing since the death earlier this year of singer Davy Jones, and the first time since 1969 that lead guitarist, songwriter and sometimes lead singer Michael Nesmith has participated in a U.S. tour with his former band mates.


The show recently came to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, a stop considered the hometown show for the band that was born in Hollywood.


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