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Set List: Michael Nesmith Plays His Final Show With the Monkees

by VVN Music

Michael Nesmith allegedly said his goodbyes to his former band The Monkees on Friday night at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, taking the stage for the majority of the show, the only time he has done it for this tour.

Nesmith had previously made two appearances with the band, the first, with only one song, via Skype and a second live appearance to play four songs during the group's encore.

On Friday night, Nesmith took to the stage with Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and their band and stayed for much of the show, integrating songs on which he sang throughout the proceedings.

While the band does mix up their sets a little from night-to-night, the appearance of Nesmith brought a number of songs not normally in the show including Me & Magdelena, Tapioca Tundra, Sunny Girlfriend, You Just May Be the One and You Told Me.

Nesmith called this appearance "a great way to sign out" adding "I see the specter of the multiple Sinatra retirement/farewells -- and this seems like the perfect time for me to step off, sit down and shut up. ... What a long strange trip it’s been said TGD -- and it looks like I’ve made it to the end."

The set list:

Set 1
  • Last Train to Clarksville (from The Monkees, 1966)
  • Papa Gene's Blues (from The Monkees, 1966)
  • Your Auntie Grizelda (from More of the Monkees, 1967)
  • Saturday's Child (from The Monkees, 1966)
  • She (from More of the Monkees, 1967)
  • A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You (single, 1967)
  • She Makes Me Laugh (from Good Times, 2016)
  • The Girl I Knew Somewhere (from Headquarters, 1967)
  • Sometime in the Morning (from More of the Monkees, 1967)
  • Me & Magdelena (from Good Times, 2016)
  • Shades of Gray (from Headquarters, 1967)
  • Randy Scouse Git (from Headquarters, 1967)
  • For Pete's Sake (from Headquarters, 1967)
  • You Bring the Summer (from Good Times, 2016)
  • Listen to the Band (from The Monkees Present, 1969)
  • What Am I Doin' Hangin' 'round? (from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd, 1967)
Set 2
  • Mary, Mary (from More of the Monkees, 1967)
  • Circle Sky (from Justus, 1996)
  • Porpoise Song (Theme From "Head") (from Head, 1968)
  • Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again? (from Head, 1968)
  • Words (from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd, 1967)
  • Sunny Girlfriend (from Headquarters, 1967)
  • (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone (from More of the Monkees, 1967)
  • You Just May Be the One (from Headquarters, 1967)
  • You Told Me (from Headquarters, 1967)
  • Birth of an Accidental Hipster (from Good Times, 2016)
  • Goin' Down (from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd, 1967)
  • D.W. Washburn (single, 1968)
  • Tapioca Tundra (from The Birds, The Bees and the Monkees, 1968)
  • Daydream Believer (from The Birds, The Bees and the Monkees, 1968)
  • Pleasant Valley Sunday (from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd, 1967)
  • I'm a Believer (from More of the Monkees, 1967)