Set List: The Monkees @ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz are still touring as The Monkees almost 50 years since their very first concert.

The first show The Monkees ever played was at Honolulu International Center Arena in Hawaii on December 3, 1966.

The set list:
  • Last Train to Clarksville
  • She’s So Far Out She’s In (Mike lead vocal)
  • You Just May Be the One
  • I Wanna Be Free
  • Mary, Mary
  • (I Prithee) Do Not Ask For Love
  • Sweet Young Thing
  • I Can’t Get Her Off My Mind
  • (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
  • East Virginia (or) Cripple Creek (Peter solo)
  • You Can’t Judge a Book By the Cover (Mike solo)
  • The Joker (or) Gonna Build a Mountain (Davy solo)
  • I Got a Woman (Micky solo)
  • If I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate (Peter lead vocal)
  • Take a Giant Step
  • I’m a Believer
In 2016, they still end the show with the very same song I’m A Believer.

The set list for May 26, 2016 @ The Warner Theatre, Washington DC

Set 1
  • (Theme From) The Monkees (from The Monkees, 1966)
  • Listen To The Band (from The Monkees Present, 1969)
  • Last Train To Clarksville (from The Monkees, 1966)
  • That Was Then This Is Now (from Then & Now The Best of the Monkees, 1986)
  • Your Aunt Grizelda (from More of the Monkees, 1967)
  • Saturday's Child (from The Monkees, 1966)
  • She (from More of the Monkees, 1967)
  • She Makes Me Laugh (from Good Times, 2016)
  • A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You (single, 1967)
  • The Girl I Knew Somewhere (from Headquarters, 1967)
  • Steam Engine (from Listen to the Band, 1991)
  • Shades of Gray (from Headquarters, 1967)
  • Randy Scouse Git (from Headquarters, 1967)
  • For Pete’s Sake (from Headquarters, 1967)
  • Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry cover)
  • (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (Jackie Wilson cover)
  • Let's Dance On (from The Monkees, 1966)
Set 2
  • Mary Mary (from More of the Monkees, 1967)
  • Circle Sky (from Justus, 1996)
  • Porpoise Song (from Head, 1968)
  • Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again (from Head, 1968)
  • (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone (from More of the Monkees, 1967)
  • Words (from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd, 1967)
  • Goin’ Down (from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd, 1967)
  • Papa Gene’s Blues (from The Monkees, 1966)
  • D.W. Washburn (single, 1968)
  • What Am I Doing Hanging ‘Round (from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd, 1967)
  • Daydream Believer (from The Birds, The Bees and the Monkees, 1968)
  • Pleasant Valley Sunday (from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd, 1967)
  • No Time (from Headquarters, 1967)
  • I’m A Believer (from More of the Monkees, 1967)
While 2016 is just Tork and Dolenz on the road, Mike Nesmith and the late Davy Jones are both vocal on the new album Good Times.

The critically acclaimed album comes twenty years after The Monkees last album Justus in 1996. Despite the positive response and high profile writers including Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Andy Partridge of XTC, only one new song is so far being played at the shows, Cuomo’s She Makes Me Laugh.

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