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The Monkees

The Monkees are ready to have some fun this year as the iconic band celebrates its 50th anniversary with a tour and the group’s first new album in 20 years, appropriately titled GOOD TIMES! The tour will include a stop in Huber Heights, OH at Rose Music Center on Tuesday, June 14.

GOOD TIMES! features all three surviving band members – Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork. The unmistakable voice of the late Davy Jones is also included with a vintage vocal featured on one song. To produce the new album, the band found the perfect musical co-conspirator in Grammy® and Emmy®-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne, Ivy). GOOD TIMES! will be available June 10 on CD ($13.98) and digitally, with a vinyl version ($19.98) coming out on July 1.

Much like The Monkees’ early albums, GOOD TIMES! features tracks written specifically for the band by some of the music world’s most gifted songwriters, including Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Andy Partridge (XTC), and Zach Rogue (Rogue Wave). The album also includes songwriting contributions by Nesmith (“I Know What I Know”) and Tork as well as producer Schlesinger. 

To help bring the anniversary full circle, The Monkees completed songs for GOOD TIMES! that were originally recorded and written for the group during the 60s, including “Love To Love” by Neil Diamond, which features a vintage vocal by Jones. Harry Nilsson wrote the title track “Good Times!” which he recorded at a session with Nesmith in January 1968. The production was never completed, so the band returned to the original session tape (featuring Nilsson’s guide vocal) and have created a duet with his close friend Dolenz. “Good Times!” will mark the first time Dolenz and Nilsson have sung together since Dolenz’ May 1973 single “Daybreak.” Other vintage 1960’s tracks included on GOOD TIMES! feature L.A.’s famed “Wrecking Crew” of session musicians.

“This is one of the most exciting Monkee projects I’ve been involved in for decades!” says Dolenz. “Working with Adam Schlesinger has been a pure delight and the opportunity to sing a duet with my old buddy, Harry Nilsson, is just beyond cool!”

In addition to the new album, Dolenz and Tork will launch a Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour on May 18. The jaunt boasts nearly 50 North American dates through the end of the year including a homecoming gig at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles on September 16.  Tickets go on sale February 12 and all tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will come with a digital download of GOOD TIMES!.

In other Monkees news, the band will release the entire series of “The Monkees” television show on Blu-ray for the very first time. All 58 episodes have been painstakingly restored in high-definition from the original film negatives. The 10-disc Blu-ray collection also includes the 1968 cult-classic “Head,” along with many never-before-seen outtakes from the film. 

Limited to 10,000 individually numbered pieces, the set will be available April 29 and can be purchased exclusively at Monkees.com for $199.98.

During the band’s time together, The Monkees amassed a dozen Top 40 hits, including a trio of tunes that soared to #1. Between September 1966 and December 1967, “Last Train To Clarksville,” “I’m A Believer,” and “Daydream Believer” collectively occupied the top position for 12 weeks. Sales of their LPs were more phenomenal still: The Monkees occupied the #1 position for 13 consecutive weeks, and More Of The Monkees for 18 weeks. Both Headquarters and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. went to the top as well, for a four-in-a-row feat in the incomprehensible space of 13 months. The final tally: 16 million albums and 7.5 million singles sold in a mere 2 1/2 years.

Ticket Information


Reserved Pavilion Seating
$52.00*, $47.00*, $37.00*, $23.50*

*Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees and day of show increase. All events are rain or shine.

DATE
Jun 14, 2016
TIME
7:00 PM
DOORS OPEN
6:00 PM
TICKETS ON SALE
Feb 12, 2016
11:00 AM

Columbus Zoo

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay Water Park and the Wilds represent world-class family destinations, at a fraction of the cost you'd expect of Disney or Busch Gardens. There is a reason that USA Travel Guide voted the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as the #1 Zoo in America. And there is no doubt that the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium was the place to be in 2015 with attendance of 2.5 million visitors. For more information on the Columbus Zoo, Zoombezi Bay and the Wilds, please visit their website at www.columbuzoo.org.

COSI

For more information on COSI, please visit their website: www.cosi.org. 

The Beach Waterpark

Be listening for a chance to win tickets to The Beach Waterpark, an Adventure Landing Park. Visit www.thebeachwaterpark.com for hours of operation or call 513-398-SWIM.

The Dayton Air Show

Be listening for your chance to win tickets to the Dayton Air Show on the Nelson Hunter Show Monday - Friday from 6:00am to 10:00am. Good luck!

Buckeye Country Superfest

Coming to the Ohio Stadium will be Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bently, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett, Randy Houser, Aaron Lewis and Jerrod Niemann, A Thousand Horses, The Swon Brothers. Be sure to listen to 97.5 WVNU for your chance to win tickets to this fun event!

Joe Walsh

with JD & The Straightshots will be coming to the Rose Music Center at The Heights in Huber Heights on Sunday, July 17th, 2016. For more information on this concert and other upcoming concerts, please visit their website: www.rosemusiccenter.com.

STEELY DAN

is coming to Riverbend Music Center with special guest Steve Winwood on Tuesday, June 7th. Tickets are on sale now. For more information on this concert, please visit www.steelydan.com. Or you can visit www.riverbend.org for more information on this concert and other upcoming concerts.

Chris Isaak

Chris Isaak will be coming to the Rose Music Center at The Heights on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016. For more information on this concert and other upcoming concerts, please visit their website: www.rosemusiccenter.com. 

KIDZ BOP KIDS

Coming to the PNC Pavillion in Cincinnati is KIDZ BOP Kids to perform on Friday, August 5th, 2016. Visit www.riverbend.org, www.tafttheatre.org or www.rosemusiccenter.com for more information on this concert and other upcoming concerts coming to our listening area.

Celtic Fest

Visit CFO's sprawling 30-acre venue, located on the Ohio Renaissance Festival's grounds, and experience Ohio's Celtic heritage all week-end long on June 18th and 19th, 2016! For more information, please visit their website: www.CelticFestOhio.com
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98 Degrees

98 Degrees with O Town, Dream, Ryan Cabrerra coming to the Rose Music Center at the Heights on Thursday, July 28th, 2016. For more information on this concert and other upcoming concerts, please visit their website at www.rosemusicenter.com.

Willie Nelson

Coming to the Rose Music Center at The Heights on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016. For more information on this concert and other upcoming concerts, please visit their website:www.rosemusiccenter.com. 

African Safari Wildlife Park

There is no need to travel hundreds of miles or spend a fortune on far-away vacation - a fun and exciting experience awaits visitors of all ages at our park in Port Clinton, Ohio. As always the park offers a unique family experience at an exceptional value. The Africian Safari Wildlife Park could surely make for a memorable day-long getaway for you, our loyal listeners. For more information, call 800-521-2660 or 419-732-3606 or visit their website: www.AfricanSafariWildlifePark.com. 

Diana Ross @ PNC Pavilion

Coming to the PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati will be Diana Ross with Rhonda Ross on Monday, August 1st, 2016. Listen for your chance to win tickets right here on 97.5 WVNU-FM. Good luck!
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The Golden Boys Feat

Coming to the Rose Music Center at the Heights on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 will be The Golden Boys Feat, Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell. For more information on this concert and other upcoming concerts, please visit their website: www.rosemusiccenter.com. 

Ohio Stadium

 
Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures – a multi-national sports and entertainment venture firm with a focus on new technologies – announced today that La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid will battle Ligue 1 champion Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30 ET at Ohio State University’s Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio as part of the 2016 International Champions Cup. 

ZZ TOP/GREGG ALLMAN

Coming to the Rose Music Center at the Heights on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016. For more information on this concert and other upcoming concerts, please visit their website at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

PNC Pavillion

NEEDTOBREATHE presents TOUR DE COMPADRES featuring NEEDTOBREATH, MAT KEARNEY, JOHN MARK MCMILLAN and WELSHLY ARMS at the PNC Pavillion in Cincinnati on Friday, August 26th, 2016.

Trombone Shorty/Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Coming to the Rose Music Center on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016. For more information on this concert and other upcoming concerts, please visit their website at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

Toad The Wet Sprocket

Coming to the Rose Music Center at the Heights on Friday, September 2nd, 2016. Please visit their website for more information on this concert and others at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

Go Go's

Coming to the Rose Music Center at The Heights on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016. For more information on this concert and upcoming concerts, please visit their website @ www.rosemusiccenter.com.

The Beach Boys

Coming to the Rose Music Center at The Heights on Thursday, August 18th. For more information on this concert and other upcoming concerts, please visit their website: www.rosemusiccenter.com

Tecumseh

Tecumseh, the ultimate outdoor drama experience will be June 10th through September 3rd, 2016. For ticket information, please visit their website www.tecumsehdrama.com. 

 

Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle is coming to the Rose Music Center at The Heights on Sunday, June 26th, 2016. For more information on this concert and others, please visit their website: www.rosemusiccenter.com. 

Goo Goo Dolls

Coming to the Rose Music Center at the Heights (Hubert Heights, Ohio) on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016. For more information on this concert and upcoming concerts, please visit their website at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

Weird Al Yankovic

Coming to the Rose Music Center at The Heights on Sunday, August 28th, 2016. 
For more information on this concert and others, please visit their website at www.rosemusiccenter.com. 

Tedeschi Trucks Band

 Tedeschi Trucks Band brings their wildly praised Wheels of Soul tour back on the road this summer, adding Los Lobos and North Mississippi Allstars to their list of “rock ‘n soul” collaborators. Performing at some of the finest outdoor venues in the country, including Rose Music Center on Friday, July 29.

Hailed as “a magical night of soul-inspired music” (LA.com),“a show that eclipsed five hours and perhaps every other tour going on this summer” (Vegas Seven), and “THE rock 'n' soul tour for the summer” (USA Today), Wheels of Soul 2015 set the stage for what’s sure to be an incredible 2016 run. 
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