Monkees announce first tour since Davy Jones' death


The Monkees will perform their first live shows since star Davy Jones died in February.

Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork announced today that the group will launch a 12-date American. tour in November. It's the band's first tour since 1997.

Jones died of a heart attack on 29 February aged 66.

The group starred in its own NBC television show in 1966 as a made-for-TV band seeking to capitalize on Beatlemania sweeping the world. Jones rocketed to the top of the music charts with The Monkees, captivating audiences with hits including "Daydream Believer" and "I'm a Believer."

The tour kicks off Nov. 8 in Escondido, California. It ends Dec. 2 in New York. It will highlight Jones "in the show's multimedia content."