HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR TO CELEBRATE THIRD
CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN “SIXTIES STYLE” BY BRINGING
BACK SOME OF THE DECADE’S MOST POPULAR ARTISTS
THE TURTLES FEATURING FLO & EDDIE,
THE MONKEES LEAD SINGER MICKY DOLENZ,
THE BUCKINGHAMS, THE GRASS ROOTS AND NEWEST
ADDITION, GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP TO EMBARK
ON MAJOR U.S. TOUR BEGINNING JUNE 8, 2012
Here they come again to a venue near you!
In the summer of 2010, the Happy Together Tour — which featured five incredible artists performing some of the greatest pop rock of the sixties — took to the road in celebration of the tour’s 25th Anniversary with many of the same artists that shared the stage together in 1985 including The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Grass Roots and The Buckinghams.
To no one’s real surprise, the sixties faithful would show up in mass to see the show, which also included Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders, and The Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz.
For last year’s tour, The Association went along for the ride (while Micky Dolenz toured with The Monkees) and it, too, had similar success.
Both tours, encompassing approximately 20 dates each, played to many-a-packed house throughout the United States and, as a result, Happy Together is now returning for its third consecutive year on an extensive 42 date tour beginning June 8 in Columbus, Georgia (see complete itinerary below).
Along with The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz, The Buckinghams and The Grass Roots, new addition Gary Puckett & The Union Gap will be a part of the festivities.
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap was one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties. Gary’s unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and top ten Billboard hits such as “Young Girl” and “Woman Woman.” In 1968, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap sold more records than any other artist including the Beatles. Gary Puckett has performed on more than thirty network television shows and prime time specials during his career, even adding a command performance for the President and Prince Charles at the White House. The Union Gap disbanded in 1971. Gary continues to tour nationally and internationally.
“Happy Together” by The Turtles hit #1 on the charts in 1967 (displacing the Beatles’ “Penny Lane”) and remains a staple on classic rock radio to this day. Although their biggest hit and signature song, it’s just one of their nine Top 40 hits, which includes such popular songs as “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “Elenore,” “You Showed Me” and “It Ain’t Me Babe.” In 1968, far ahead of their time, they would release one of music’s first concept albums, The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands, where they pretended to be eleven different bands with different names, each providing a song in a different genre.The album — which showcased their incredible range of vocal talent — spawned the hits “Elenore” and “You Showed Me” (both peaking at #6 on the Billboard charts). Mark and Howard have remained plenty busy over the years with both The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie and their extracurricular music activities. In 2009, a new Turtles compilation CD was released titled, Save The Turtles: The Turtles Greatest Hits, which was issued on their own FloEdCo label. In all, the band has sold over 60 million albums worldwide to date.
In 1966, hot on the heels of their new NBC television show, The Monkees would release a self-titled debut album that would top the U.S. charts for thirteen consecutive weeks and sell an overwhelming 3.2 million copies in just three months. The single, “Last Train to Clarksville,” from the album would be their first #1 hit. Their second #1 hit came quickly with “I’m a Believer” (featured on the band’s second album, More of The Monkees), which had over a million advance orders. The band would continue to put out numerous hits such as “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday” among others… In 1986, the four members got together for “The Monkees 20th Anniversary World Tour,” a 145 date trek that would become the largest grossing tour of the year. The band — who reconvened this year for a brief but memorable tour — remain as iconic as ever…
“Kind of a Drag” from The Buckinghams would also reach the pinnacle of chart success, yet mark just one of many popular hits from the band including “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” “Don’t You Care,” “Susan” and “Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song).” Their success in 1967 would lead them to be named “The Most Listened To Band in America” by Billboard Magazine.
The Grass Roots burst upon the scene in ’67 and would not only amass over a dozen Top 40 hits, but go on to perform in front of an estimated 600,000 people in Washington, D.C. on July 4, 1982 setting an all-time attendance record for an concert performance consisting of just one act. Between 1967 and 1972 — thanks to numerous hits such as “Midnight Confessions,” “Let’s Live For Today,” “Sooner or Later,” “I’d Wait A Million Years” and “Temptation Eyes,” the band would set a record for being on the Billboard charts for 307 consecutive weeks. Sadly, we lost lead singer Rob Grill in 2010 but the music lives on…
Once again, fans can expect to hear many of their favorite hits this summer!
The Happy Together Tour 2012 promises to be another good time had by all.
For further information, photos or interview requests, please contact Jeff Albright / The Albright Entertainment Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIS JUST IN!
BELMONT UNIVERSITY CLASS HITS THE ROAD IN JUNE WITH THE TURTLES FEATURING FLO & EDDIE – 10 students to gain experiential education on Happy Together Tour
This June, 10 Belmont University juniors and seniors will join professor and legendary musician Mark Volman, a founding member of the band The Turtles, on the road for an East Coast run of the Happy Together Tour. The tour’s “classroom” and schedule looks something like this: one tour bus, a precious few hotel rooms, long hours and many stages — for two-and-a-half weeks and a grade.
Please see Belmont University’s press release in its entirety ATTACHED. Thank you.
HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR 2012
DATE / VENUE / CITY
Friday, June 8 / River Center / Columbus, Georgia
Saturday, June 9 / Civic Center Arena / Dothan, Alabama
Sunday, June 10 / Riverbend Festival Grounds / Chattanooga, Tennessee
Tuesday, June 12 / The Plaza / Orlando, Florida
Wednesday, June 13 / The Hard Rock / Hollywood, Florida
Thursday, June 14 / Florida Theatre / Jacksonville, Florida
Friday, June 15 / Ruth Eckerd Hall / Clearwater, Florida
Saturday, June 16 / Anderson Music Hall / Hiawasee, Georgia
Sunday, June 17 / Renaissance PAC / Montgomery, Alabama
Tuesday, June 19 / Keswick Theatre / Glenside, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, June 20 / State Theatre / New Brunswick, New Jersey
Thursday, June 21 / Music Hall / Tarrytown, New York
Friday, June 22 / American Music Theater / Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Saturday, June 23 / NYCB Theatre / Westbury, New York
Sunday, June 24 / Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom / Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
Wednesday, July 11 / Humphrey’s By The Bay / San Diego, California
Thursday, July 12 / Chumash Casino / Santa Ynez, California
Friday, July 13 / California State Fair / Sacramento, California
Saturday, July 14 / Orange County Fair / Pacific Amphitheatre / Costa Mesa, California
Sunday, July 15 / Fort McDowell Casino / Fountain Hills, Arizona
Monday, July 16 / Buffalo Thunder Casino / Santa Fe, New Mexico
Tuesday, July 17 / Sandy City Amphitheatre / Sandy, Utah
Friday, July 27 / Waterfront Park / Bangor, Maine
Saturday, July 28 / The Paramount / Asbury Park, New Jersey
Sunday, July 29 / Filene Center at Wolftrap / Vienna, Virginia
Monday, July 30 / Musikfest Cafe Artsquest Center / Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, August 1 / Cain Park / Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Thursday, August 2 / Fraze Pavilion / Kettering, Ohio
Friday, August 3 / Caesars Windsor / Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Saturday, August 4 / Genesee Theatre / Waukegan, Illinois
Sunday, August 5 / Wisconsin State Fair / West Allis, Wisconsin
Tuesday, August 7 / Sanford Center / Bemidji, Minnesota
Thursday, August 9 / Performance Center / Effingham, Illinois
Friday, August 10 / Iowa State Fair / Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday, August 11 / Little River Casino Resort / Manistee, Michigan
Thursday, August 23 / Cardinal Stadium / Louisville, Kentucky
Friday, August 24 / Paramount Theatre / Aurora, Illinois
Saturday, August 25 / Ho – Chunk Casino / Baraboo, Wisconsin
Sunday, August 26 / Corn Palace Festival / Mitchell, South Dakota
Monday, August 27 / Minnesota State Fair / St. Paul, Minnesota
Wednesday, August 29 / Carnegie Library Music Hall / Homestead, Pennsylvania
Thursday, August 30 / New York State Fair / Syracuse, New York
Artist Quotes regarding this year’s Happy Together Tour
“Who thought it could get any better? Micky Dolenz… Gary Puckett… Wow!
42 cities! And then the regular guys – The Buckinghams, Grass Roots and
The Turtles. Seriously, it does get better. This looks like the best year yet!
Hope everyone makes it out.”
–Mark Volman / The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie–
“Hey, hey, here I come! I’m so looking forward to this year’s Happy Together Tour!
I can’t wait to hang with all the guys for some great music, great times, and
truck stop chili dogs at 4:00am!”
–Micky Dolenz / The Monkees Lead Singer–
“The Buckinghams are excited to, once again, be a part of the Happy Together Tour
for 2012! This is the third year for the tour and for us, which is a testament to how
our fans feel about our music and still embrace these songs. What better tour is
out there? Close to 40 major hits in a two-and-a-half hour concert. We are proud
to, once again, share the stage with The Turtles and Grass Roots and this year we
have the one and only Gary Puckett and the fabulous Micky Dolenz joining us…
The Buckinghams are proud to be a part of it!”
–Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna / The Buckinghams–
“The Happy Together Tour is an excellent and diverse line-up from our era.
People of all ages love the music of the Boomer generation and this year’s tour
will, once again, be an evening full of the great songs and hit records that are
representative of the time. Come and join us! It WILL be a GREAT night!”
–Gary Puckett / Gary Puckett & The Union Gap–