The Monkees were considering tour
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 March 2012
The Monkees were planning a new tour before Davy Jones died this week, bandmate Peter Tork has revealed
The Monkees were planning a new tour before Davy Jones died.
The 'Daydream Believer' hitmakers' 45th anniversary tour was cut short last year amid rumours of infighting but Peter Tork has revealed he and Davy - who died of a heart attack aged 66 on wednesday (29.02.12) - had been discussing going back on the road again.
Peter told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Before this terrible news Davy and I were emailing each other so we could make the new tour happen.
"We were looking forward to more tours. But those won't happen - at least not with Davy."
Peter last saw Davy during the band's final gig last summer and says the rest of the tour was cancelled "because of a glitch in our business department".
He added: "I said, 'Goodbye, I'll see you later.' "
Peter has admitted it now "doesn't seem very likely" the group will play together again but would consider a tribute show for Davy if bandmates Michael Nesmith - who has not performed with The Monkees since 1997 - and Micky Dolenz would take part.
He told Billboard.com: "It's not absolutely impossible. The Monkees have gone out as a threesome for most of the past 20-some years. But there are no plans, no discussion. This is way too early to begin to think about that. "Certainly if there's some kind of concert in his honour, I think we would all attend if we could arrange it."