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The Monkees Reunite for a New LP, Tour

The Monkees, the made-for-TV group that produced a stream of hits in the ’60s and ended up selling more than 75 million records worldwide, are reuniting for a tour, as originally reported by Rolling Stone.

According to the group’s website, the group is assembling a mix of songs for a new album titled “Good Times!” to celebrate its 50th anniversary (their hit TV show first aired in 1966) and its first LP in 20 years. The material is penned by such artists as Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Andy Partridge (XTC) and Zach Schwartz (Rogue Wave). The album will drop June 10.

Good Times!” will also include songs by founding member Michael Nesmith, the one musician in the group considered a natural songwriter in his own right, as well as fellow original bandmate Peter Tork. Other tracks include contributions by Harry Nilsson and Neil Diamond. The LP, the first by the group that won’t include former teen hearthrob Davy Jones, who died in 2012, will be produced by Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne/Ivy).

The latest incarnation of the band will be anchored by Tork and Micky Dolenz, who was the lead vocalist on such hits as “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and “I’m A Believer” — songs that put the group on a commercial level with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Nesmith will not be participating on the tour.

The 31-date, small-to-midsize venue tour will include stops in New York (June 1 at Town Hall) and Los Angeles (Sept. 16 at the Pantages).

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