The Monkees confirm 50th anniversary album and tour

The group's new album will include a song performed by the late Davy Jones

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The Monkees are set to go back on the road as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first series of their television show. 

The tour is in promotion of a new album entitled Good Times!, which is set to be produced by Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne fame. The album will also feature guest appareances from musicians such as Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service), Noel Gallagher (Oasis) and Rivers Cuomo (Weezer). 

Rolling Stone reported that Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork of the original lineup would go across North America on tour in promotion of the new album from May to October, to mark the milestone in the band's history.

The album will contain tracks written in 1960s that were never recorded, and a Neil Diamond cover sung by the late Davy Jones. 

Mike Nesmith is not set to appear on the tour, but in an interview with Rolling Stone, Dolenz stated that "he's always invited" and "I sure hope he does show up at some point and sing a couple of songs with us". 

Via Mashable