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The Monkees

Don't Blame US for

MAJOR Tour Screwup!

8/9/2011 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The Monkees ain't too busy to put anybody down these days ... because they're coming out swinging against the people they blame for screwing up the rest of their concert tour.

Earlier today, the band announced they would be canceling the remaining 9 dates on their U.S. tour ... but they wouldn't explain why.

Now, TMZ has spoken with a rep for drummer/ lead vocalist Micky Dolenz -- who tells us, "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."

There are rumors that the tour was canceled because Micky had checked himself into rehab for a substance abuse problem -- but the rep tells us it's total BS ... saying, "It has nothing to do with any sort of substance abuse whatsoever."

We tried getting in contact with the main person responsible for booking the tour -- but we were advised by his company that the man "no longer works here anymore."

Ouch.

79 COMMENTS

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1.

static    

Lack of interest I'd say.

983 days ago
2.

Professor Chaos    

I didn't even know those guys were still alive.

983 days ago
3.

RonBurgundy    

Hey Hey we're the Monkees...

983 days ago
4.

Jodi    

CONCERT TOUR!!!!! The Monkees!!! They're canceling cause no one want to see them. C'mon TMZ....The Monkees??

983 days ago
5.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

How can they have a concert tour when they didn´t really perform any music? They just lip-synched their way through the 60´s.

983 days ago
6.

wasted days and wasted nights    

Anyone messin' up the Monkees tour is just wrong.

983 days ago
7.

Jon    

No longer works here anymore? Isn't that redundant? Who's editing copy today?

983 days ago
8.

Kaya    

No Mike, no go

983 days ago
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FLO    

The bandmembers can not stand each other and as usual someone walks out on the tour.

983 days ago
10.

karen dapello    

Look, we're all adult enough that we understand that you guys may not be the best of friends. But what we don't understand is that petty BS seems to have disappointed your fans, ONCE AGAIN. Can't you guys keep a tour together for one summer?? Really, how many more times can you expect to come out on tour and have anybody come see you, when you cause disappointment and last minute change of plans? Really, you DO understand that some people made plans to travel pretty far to see you guys, right?

983 days ago
11.

Jim    

I love the Monkees!

983 days ago
12.

thestupid    

How is this "coming out swinging"?

983 days ago
13.

bornunderprotest    

i want to grow up to take a train to neil diamonds bank account..

983 days ago
14.

Yo Yo    

People really care about the Monkees? Seriously? What a waste of time.

983 days ago
15.

Areader    

That's a poor excuse...almost as bad as "the dog ate my homework"

983 days ago
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