We learned on Tuesday that [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Monkees[/lastfm] suddenly cancelled the remainder of their nine U.S. tour dates without any explanation, and now the group has come forward saying it was all due to poor management!
A rep for drummer/vocalist [lastfm link_type=""]Mickey Dolenz[/lastfm] released a statement saying the band’s management jumped the gun on venue bookings without consulting with the band first, which resulted in the tour cancellation.
The rep for The Monkees stated, “Management had booked a number of dates with the venues without running them by the group first … so we had to cancel the remaining dates.”
The rep adds, “Micky is disappointed but his solo tour is still going strong for the rest of the year.”
At first when the band didn’t provide any explanation for the sudden drop of the final U.S. tour dates, many believed it was due to Dolenz checking into rehab to treat a substance problem, but his rep denies those rumors saying, ‘It has nothing to do with any sort of substance abuse whatsoever.”
And the man responsible for the defunct tour bookings? Apparently after this fiasco, “he no longer works” at the management company anymore, according to TMZ.
Hey, hey, so I guess we won’t be seeing The Monkees walking around the U.S. any time soon.