Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Inbox Update: The Monkees, Cheap Trick, dada

There is a reason that The Monkees, Cheap Trick and dada carry on. It's all about great music delivered by artists who connect deeply with their fans. Read on for the latest news news of interest to fans of the aforementioned artists...

Back in the fold after 15 years, Michael Nesmith performs with the Monkees on Nov. 10, 2012 at the Greek Theatre with scenes from the band's TV show as backdrop. Photo: Kelly A. Swift, for the Register
Anyone who missed The Monkees' 2012 reunion tour, including a fantastic stop at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles last November I reviewed for The Orange County Register, now has another chance to catch Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith when they embark on their "A Midsummer's Night with the Monkees" tour this summer. Area dates include an indoor show at the Long Beach Terrace Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 13 and an earlier date outdoors at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay in San Diego on Sunday evening, Aug. 11.

You can get more details at the band's official Web site:

Cheap Trick fans, listen up! The band will be performing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, tonight, May 1, 2013. Cheap Trick will be playing the classic song "Surrender" in celebration of the 35th anniversary release of Cheap Trick at Budokan.

For more info on Cheap Trick, visit:

Speaking of great bands celebrating big anniversaries, dada wrapped up its 20th anniversary with a fantastic show at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano in early March, but is returning to Orange County, CA for a special encore concert set for Sunday night, July 21. The powerful trio will perform at The Hangar, a great venue located at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa; the showtime is 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit dada's Web site at:

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