Monkees set Fox date for retro tour

Susan Whitall / The Detroit News
Sixties popsters the Monkees will bring their 45th anniversary tour to the Fox Theatre on June 23. This time around, three of the four Monkees — Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork — are on board, with Mike Nesmith sitting it out. The U.S. tour will mark the first live appearances by the Monkees in a decade. The group was put together for a comedic CBS-TV show that ran from 1966-68 and scored a number of pop hits, including "Last Train to Clarksville," "Daydream Believer," and "I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone." While derided as a fake band in the '60s, the group went on tour to prove they could play, and their pop catalog is more admired today than in their heyday. Tickets are $23, $33, $53 and $103, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at, and Fox Theatre box office. To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000.