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The Monkees' Peter Tork talks about the band's influence, 50th anniversary and more

When the Monkees come to Ruth Eckerd Hall as part of their 50th anniversary tour, they'll be without Davy Jones, who died in 2012, and Michael Nesmith, who has toured infrequently since 1970.

But Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork will have new songs — the Monkees' first in 20 years — from an album called Good Times!, which comes out May 27.

"How many bands, you book them and there's nobody of the original left when it comes time to do the show?" Tork said in a phone interview. "Basically, it came down to: 'You want to go? You want to go? Okay, let's go.' If we didn't feel like going, if there wasn't enough interest for the three of us — and now two — to go, then we didn't. That was all there was to it."

Tickets to the show are $52.50 and up. Click here for details.

For more with Peter Tork, click here for our interview.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:51pm]


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