The Monkees - The Monkees Were Considering Tour02 March 2012
The Monkees were planning a new tour before Davy Jones died this week, bandmate Peter Tork has revealed.
The Monkees Were Considering Tour
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.''