“Monkee music was good music,” Micky Dolenz said in a statement. “Awesome songs crafted by talented writers and produced by skilled producers. But Headquarter will always hold a special place in my heart.

Singer, drummer and sole survivor of the Monkees, Dolenz is celebrating the 55th anniversary of the band’s third album, Headquarter, with a tour in 2023 where he will play the album in its entirety. A special disc for the fame group “I’m a Believer”, describes Dolenz Headquarter as “the first studio album we had been allowed to create entirely between ourselves”.

“After completing our first tour as a four-piece band in late 1966, Nez remarked insightfully that ‘Pinocchio had become a real little boy,'” Dolenz added. “By the end of March 1967, Pinocchio had actually turned into a pretty cool little guy (if I do say so myself) with the completion of Headquarter.

“I remember the camaraderie, the collaboration, the enthusiasm, and the occasional creative angst,” Dolenz continued. “And I particularly remember lying on the floor behind my drums in between takes eating sunflower seeds.”

A limited edition Headquarter box set will also accompany the milestone anniversary. Slated for release on November 28, the set will feature 69 previously unreleased tracks, including discarded backing tracks assembled by producer Don Kirshner, a new remix of the album, early demos and studio outtakes.

Following the death of fellow Monkee Michael Nesmith in 2021, Dolenz became the band’s last living member, the drummer retired the Monkees name. However, at the beginning of the year, he launched a small tour devoted to revisiting the catalog of the group. While his 2023 tour dates will be devoted to Headquarter classics, Dolenz will also celebrate and perform other Monkees hits.

The Monkees Celebrated By Mickey Dolenz Tour Dates:

April 1 – Orlando, Florida @ The Plaza Live
April 2 – Clearwater, FL @ Bilheimer Capitol Theater
April 4 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
April 5 – Annapolis, MD @ Maryland Hall
April 7 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Ocean Resort
April 8 – Vienna, Virginia @ The Barns At Wolf Trap
April 10 – Chester, NY @ Sugar Loaf PAC
April 11 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
April 12 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen PAC
April 14 – Ridgefield, CT @ The Ridgefield Playhouse
April 15 – Beverly, MA @ The Cabot
April 16 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak
April 18 – Warren, OH @ Robins Theater
April 19 – Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage
April 22 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
April 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater
April 25 – Niagara Falls, ON @ Fallsview Casino Resort – Avalon Theater
April 26 – Niagara Falls, ON @ Fallsview Casino Resort – Avalon Theater
April 27 – Niagara Falls, ON @ Fallsview Casino Resort – Avalon Theater

(Photo: Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)

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