Micky Dolenz won’t retire despite The Monkees farewell tour


Micky Dolenz has no plans to retire. The 76-year-old drummer is set to reunite with his The Monkees bandmate Mike Nesmith for the band’s farewell tour in September. However, the Daydream Believer’ hitmaker has insisted that while it’s the “last hurrah” for him and the guitarist and keyboardist, he’s not going anywhere just yet.

He told Closer Weekly: “I tried it once, and I got bored, so it’s not in my plans right now,” Although it is the end of the road for the chart-topping rock band – which was also made up of the late David Jones and Pete Tork – with the musician replying that “the short answer is yes” when quizzed on if the shows will be the last time to catch them live.

He continued: “I think this is the last time Mike and I will get together as The Monkees.
“We questioned whether we should have even called it The Monkees. It’s a different show because the other two main guys, David [Jones] and Peter [Tork] aren’t with us anymore. So, yes, I think this is probably the last hurrah.”

The group became a huge stars as The Monkees, which was initially created for a self-titled NBC show. Although the programme was originally meant to be about an imaginary band, viewers fell in love with them and they went on to have a number of huge hits.