Well, it is time once again to pull out my platform shoes and satin wardrobe out of the closet and hit the road with ABBA MANIA. As a rule, we do not have a fall tour, but due to the havoc, Covid-19 played on our schedule, the powers that be in London decided to book one this year. So it does seem a little odd hitting the road during October. All fall dates are currently listed through BandsinTown and are listed here under my 'Tour' page at JeffPike.com. I will be sharing my thoughts, comments, pics and more about the tour in my daily Abba Mania Fall 2021 Tour Blog. Our regular tour dates, which take place from late January to mid-March, are not posted yet. So stay tuned. I do hope you will be able to make a show! Long live the 1970's! Please be sure and follow me on BandsinTown to get immediate notice when I book a show.
THE MONKEES - October 2, 2021
The Tivoli Theater - Chattanooga, Tenn.
I had the pleasure of escorting my lovely daughter to The Monkees concert at The Tivoli Theater in Chattanooga, Tennessee on October 2, 2021. Even though Davy Jones and Peter Tork are no longer with us, Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith, accompanied by a very well-rehearsed band, gave a fantastic show that had everyone in the audience laughing singing, and crying all night long.
I fell in love with The Monkees when I was ten years old-way back in 1971 and have remained a life-long fan. When I was lucky enough to have a daughter, she too became an obsessed fan like myself very early on. We spent much of her childhood watching The Monkees TV show and listening to their music together. When she was six years old in 2001, we both attended our first Monkees show together. So being able to share another Monkees show with her 20 years later means more to me than I am able to put into words.