The Monkees Announce New Album Featuring Songs by Rivers Cuomo, Noel Gallagher, Ben Gibbard, and Others

The Monkees are celebrating their 50th anniversary by releasing a new album, Good Times!, with songs written by Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, Oasis’ Noel Gallagher, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, Neil Diamond, Carol King, and more.

The Monkees, who started as a television band on the ‘60s TV series of the same name and eventually formed a real band, have been doing reunion tours and albums since the 1980s. Good Times!, which arrives on June 10th, will be the group’s first release since the passing of Davy Jones in 2012 and their last album, 1997’s Justus. The album is produced by Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger.

“I’m not a big music listener outside of Frank Sinatra during martini hour, but I began doing research and I realized that the whole indie rock scene is all about recapturing that 1960s jangly guitar sound of the Monkees, amongst many other groups, of course,” singer Micky Dolenz told Rolling Stone. “One reason we don’t have a final track listing yet is because once we put the word out all these people said they wanted to get involved.”

Founding member Michael Nesmith is not participating. The group has also announced their world tour dates.

The Monkees Tour Dates

May 18 – Fort Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
May 19 – Melbourne, FL @ King Center for the Performing Arts
May 20 – Tampa, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
May 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
May 24 – Charlotte, NC @ Blumenthal PAC – Belk Theater
May 26 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
May 27 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
May 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick Theatre
May 29 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
June 1 – New York, NY @ The Town Hall
June 3 – Toronto, ON @ Casino Rama
June 4 – Windsor, ON @ The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
June 5 – Cleveland, OH @ Hard Rock Live Northfield Park
June 7 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Foellinger Theatre
June 10 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theatre
June 11th – Hammond, IN @ The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
June 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
June 14 – Dayton, OH @ Rose Music Center at The Heights
June 28 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T PAC – Winspear Opera House
June 30 – Tulsa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
July 1 – Mayetta, KS @ Prairie Band Casino & Resort
July 16 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 22 – Hot Springs, AR @ Oaklawn Racing and Gaming
September 14 – Tucson, AZ @ Fox Tucson Theater
September 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center
September 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pantages Theatre
September 17 – Las Vegas, NV @ Primm Valley Casino Resorts
September 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
September 21 – Modesto, CA @ Gallo Center For The Arts
September 23 & 24 – Lincoln City, OR @ Chinook Winds Casino Resort
September 25 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre
October 1 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Live
October 22 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
October 29 – Shippensburg, PA @ H. Ric Luhrs PAC