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NEW YORK -- The Monkees will perform their first live shows -- including a stop in Cleveland -- since star Davy Jones died in February.

Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork announced Wednesday that the group will launch a 12-date U.S. tour in November. It's the band's first tour since 1997.

Jones died of a heart attack on Feb. 29 at age 66.

The group starred in its own NBC television show in 1966 as a made-for-TV band seeking to capitalize on Beatlemania sweeping the world. Jones rocketed to the top of the music charts with The Monkees, captivating audiences with hits including "Daydream Believer" and "I'm a Believer."

The tour kicks off Nov. 8 in Escondido, Calif. It wraps on Dec. 2 in New York. It will highlight Jones "in the show's multimedia content."

They come to the Lakewood Civic Auditorium in Cleveland on Nov. 17.

Tour breakdown:

November
8 - California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
9 - The Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA
10 - Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
11 - Flint Center for the Performing Arts, Cupertino, CA
15 - State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
16 - The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
17 - Lakewood Civic Auditorium, Cleveland, OH
18 - The Center For The Arts, Buffalo, NY
29 - Keswick Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
30 - State Theatre Regional Arts Center, New Brunswick, NJ

December
1 - The Paramount, Huntington, NY
2 - The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY

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