It's always great to hear your favorite song live, because you can sing along and see what the notes look like as they float out of the instruments. See the music with this GrouponLive deal.
- $79 for two tickets to see The Monkees (up to a $173.50 value)
- When: Thursday, August 1, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Arena Theatre
- Seating: rows S–U of sections 3–4 and 6–13
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Michael Nesmith has returned, and it's not a prank. For decades, Nesmith—the "brainy one," heir to the Liquid Paper fortune, and pioneer of the music video format—never toured with The Monkees. But after the untimely passing of Davy Jones, he rejoined Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork for a triumphant 2012 tour, which has now flourished into the 2013 "A Midsummer's Night with The Monkees."
Just like the tour's Shakespearean namesake, there's magic, mischief, and at least one person who turns into a donkey when The Monkees are together. Micky practically floats as he drums. Peter grins as he pulls off rope-a-dope basslines. And Michael charms with his 12-string acoustic shimmer and Texas drawl. The lengthy set is a treasure chest of greatest hits, including "Last Train to Clarksville," "I'm a Believer," a raw take on "I'm Not Your Stepping Stone," and an audience sing-along to "Daydream Believer." Eye-loads of rare and unseen film footage project behind the band as they cheerily harmonize through their trove of chart-toppers. But Nesmith claims the show will also be loaded with deeper cuts from the band's pivotal album Headquarters, as well as soundtrack selections from The Monkees' psychedelic cult film, Head.
At Arena Theatre, nobody sits farther than 60 feet from the show. Most concertgoers who’ve squinted their ways through major concerts at other venues can attest that the in-the-round seating arrangement and revolving stage are causes for celebration. And the stars have noticed. Since the 1970s, the state-of-the-art venue has attracted a long list of legendary performers including Willie Nelson, Tom Jones, and Aretha Franklin. While their golden vocal chords ring through the stellar acoustics, fans sink into comfy seats, savor a flashy light system, and discard their unnecessary opera glasses.