Hey, hey - The Monkees are back on tour

Hey, hey, it’s The Monkees and they are hitting the road to celebrate their 45th anniversary.

The original telly boyband are back together for their first UK tour in 12 years and are stopping off at Sheffield City Hall on Friday, May 20.

British-born Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork sold 50 million records with hits such as Daydream Believer, Last Train to Clarksville, I’m a Believer and (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,

The Monkees provided the soundtrack to teenage lives on both sides of the Atlantic from the ‘60s onwards. With their TV series being repeated throughout the 1980s, a whole new legion of fans were exposed to their crazy antics.

Controversially created for TV, they eventually broke their shackles and became a respected band in their own right, embedded in the revolutionary 1960s pop fraternity. The Beatles were one of The Monkees’ biggest supporters with John Lennon naming them “the Marx Brothers of Rock”. In fact in 1967, The Monkees outsold both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined.

Tickets are available from £32.50; to book, call (01142) 789 789 or www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk