Good Times: The 50th Anniversary Tour
At The Family Arena – Saturday, November 5
WHAT: An Evening with The Monkees
When four young men were cast in the television roles of a struggling rock band inspired by The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, few could have predicted the impact The Monkees would make on music and pop culture at large, an impact that still reverberates 50 years later.
Assembled in Los Angeles in 1965 by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the television series The Monkees, the quartet of Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and the late Davy Jones brought a singular mix of pop, rock, psychedelica, Broadway, and country to their music.
The Monkees’ first single, “Last Train to Clarksville,” was released in August 1966, hitting #1 and serving as advance publicity for their series, which debuted on September 12. When the group’s self-titled debut album arrived in stores a month later, it quickly headed for the top spot of the Billboard charts, where it would ultimately sit for 13 of the 78 weeks it remained in the Top 200.
By the time the group’s TV series aired its final new episode on March 25, 1968, the Monkees had seen three further albums top the charts – More of the Monkees, Headquarters, and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd., all of which were released in 1967, staggeringly enough – while racking up several more hit singles, with “I’m a Believer,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” “The Girl I Knew Somewhere,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “Words,” “Daydream Believer,” “Valleri,” and “Tapioca Tundra” all finding their way into the Billboard Top 40.
Now, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork carry on that tradition with a full evening of magic music and multi-media splendor, including clips from their Emmy Award winning series. Their new show features all of the Monkees hits, plus an intimate acoustic set and solo spots for each of the singers. This Evening With The Monkees is sure to please every fan of the band.
WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2016 @ 7:30pm
WHERE: The Family Arena - 2002 Arena Parkway * St. Charles, MO 63303
TICKETS: On Sale Thursday, June 2 @ 10am
Tickets can be purchased at the Family Arena Ticket Office or online at www.metrotix.com.
Prices: $75 (Gold Circle), $65 (Floor), $50 (Lower Level), $40 (Upper Level)
To charge by phone call MetroTix at 314-534-1111. For help purchasing accessible seating, please call The Family Arena ADA Hotline at 636-896-4234.
TICKET LINK: http://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/monkees
FURTHER INFO: Please call The Family Arena event hotline at 636-896-4242 for more information, or visit our web site at www.familyarena.com.
Suites Available For Single Events – Treat the family, reward employees or celebrate a special occasion. For info and pricing, contact Scott McCarthy at 636-896-4291.