Win Tickets ($80+): Michael Nesmith @ Aladdin Theater | Member of The Monkees, Country Rock Music

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Michael Nesmith at the Aladdin Theater on Friday, March 29, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 29.

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From our sponsors at Aladdin Theater:
Michael Nesmith @ Aladdin TheaterMichael Nesmith
March 29, 2013
7 p.m. doors | 8 p.m. show
$39.50 advance | $42 doors | Minors under 21 permitted w/ parent or guardian
Purchase Tickets HERE

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, Oregon 97202
(503) 234-9694 | More Info:

We are pleased to announce the spring arrival of Michael Nesmith. The singer/songwriter legend will kick off his first solo U.S. tour in over 30 years in Nashville for a rare and exclusive brace of live concerts set to take place in March and April throughout the U.S.

“The shows will take a complete look at the songs I’ve recorded over the years, starting back when I was just a solo folk singer,” says Nesmith of forthcoming dates. “I have decades of music to draw from and I think I can put together something exciting, something that will make for a very full, dramatic and emotional evening.”

In a career that has endured for almost 50 years, Michael Nesmith has made his mark on popular culture as a songwriter, performer, author, film-producer and actor. In the 1960s Nesmith found fame as one quarter of The Monkees. As a songwriter he has written music for such performers as Linda Rondstadt and had his songs covered by artists ranging from Run DMC to Andy Williams. A successful film producer, his name has appeared on the credits of such pictures as the cult-classic Repo Man and the Tim Robbins movie Tapeheads. In 1980 Nesmith was one of the men behind the launch of the revolutionary television channel MTV.

But it is Michael Nesmith’s prolific body of solo work that brings him across the U.S. for this rarest of visits. The author of no fewer than 15 solo albums, Nesmith was a key pioneer in the development of country rock music, most notably with his work with The First National Band. His 1975 album Prison – A Book With A Soundtrack introduced the innovative notion of combining a written story with recorded music. His most recent solo work, Rays, was released in 2006. This body of work has been described by Rolling Stone magazine as “the greatest music never heard.” The opportunity to hear these compositions played in an intimate setting amounts to nothing less than a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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33 Responses to Win Tickets ($80+): Michael Nesmith @ Aladdin Theater | Member of The Monkees, Country Rock Music

  1. Lorelee March 27, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    Would love to see this amazing artist! Once in a lifetime for sure!

  2. Dawn March 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    Love Michael Nesmith! The Monkees are still one of my all time favorite bands <3

  3. John March 27, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    I’ve viewed his elephant parts, and would like to see them up close.

  4. Paul L. Wegner March 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    I remember Michael Nesmith as far back as when he went by the nickname “Wool Hat” (which he hated). Later on, “his name was Rodan and he came from the Sea of Japan-a-anne….” And Michael was also the inspiration for the Jimmy Buffett song, “Twelve-Volt Man”, which I would love to ask him about.

  5. Scott March 27, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    My best girl and I are celebrating 11 years of keeping it together. We can’t imagine a finer way to do it.

  6. monkeeprofessor March 27, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    I’m from CA and just happen to be here in Portland while Michael Nesmith is playing here. He is one of my favorites. It must be a divine appointment!

  7. Scott March 27, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    Been following his blogs and his son. Incredible talent there. I wish I could afford to see him in person oh this tour. But then I have always been a dreamer.

  8. AnnieM March 28, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    I think Paul Wenger deserves the tix…IMHO. He has been following Nesmith for quite a while, it seems.

    The guy with the “elephant parts” schpiel is a weirdo just trying to get attention. Bah.

    Well and if you have an extra ticket, it would be fascinating to see Mike after all these years. I. was a big fan of the Monkees

  9. Nick March 28, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    We’d love to check him out live. I’ve heard nothing but good stuff. It would be cool to get a shot. Thanks

  10. Jason March 28, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    My girlfriend is visiting from Kansas City, and I’m wanting to show her some great times in Portland. Plus we’re both fans of the Monkees!!

  11. Christi March 28, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    I used to watch The Monkees Show on a tiny black and white television when I was a child and loved them especially Michael Nesmith. It would be amazing to see Michael in person and in full color!

  12. Sian March 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    We’d really appreciate the chance to see him!

  13. James Martin March 28, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    I’m a believer! Not a trace of doubt in my mind!!

  14. James March 28, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    I watched the reruns of the Monkees with my folks as a kid and couldn’t believe how different and amazing his solo stuff was. I keep a CD with “Joanne” on it in the car fort days like today.

  15. Linda Stone March 28, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    Would love to check this out.

  16. Hannah March 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    Because you know we love to Monkee around!

  17. Tim S March 28, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    If if looks like a monkey, smells like a monkey and sings like a monkey it must be a “Monkee”.
    I grew up watching the Monkees and listening to their music. Would love to see Nesmith live. Tickets please!!

  18. long strange trip March 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm #


    Davy Jones was Graham Nash.
    Peter Tork was Neil Young.
    Mickey Dolenz was David Crosby


    Mike Nesmith is the Stephen Stills of the Monkees.

    Wait, didn’t Stephen Stills try out for a roll on the Monkees? Did Mike Nesmith nab that role instead?

    We know that Stephen Still couldn’t be Peter Tork, because they were once roommates (unless this were a bad Hollywood movie, in which case they could be one and the same).

    In an alternate Universe, Mike Nesmith might have wound up playing Bass for the Jimi Hendrix Experience if Stephen Stills had become a Monkee. Why did Stills turn down that gig?

    I’d just groove on some tickets, perhaps get a clearer sense of history — all those Monkee episodes plus a movie named HEAD sort of did me in.


  19. Ditty Nicolaides March 28, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    Because I watched every episode of the Monkees when they were originally on TV and because Mike is the smart assed one!

  20. Chad P March 28, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    It would be great to hear some of his early work, that we are not familiar with. I saw the Monkees years ago in Pittsburgh for free at the fair!!! However, Mike Nesmith was not with them.

  21. janice March 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    I saw the Monkees minus Mike in concert in 1967 or 68. I still have all my Monkee trading cards and would love Mike to sign one. Great to see that he was successful after the Monkees and that he made a career going solo.

  22. April Ruthie March 28, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    hey hey!

  23. xea March 28, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Mike Nesmith was my favourite Monkee.

  24. James March 28, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Here he comes, walking down the street, my favorite numbskull.

  25. Sally March 28, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Well. We are the same age and share a unique time in music history Not only was I a fan like every young girl following the Monkees but I appreciate him all these years and his artistry. He was the one that didn’t want to go out and perform. So I CANNOT wait to hear what he has put together. As a fellow musician too I will love to go. Hope you pick me. Thank you

  26. Kathy L. Rankin March 28, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    I’d like to win tickets because I know the words to most of his songs and I hope
    that I can sing along with him, especially if I get front row!

  27. Robert Silva March 28, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    Wow! I have monkees albums and a couple of the solo early innovater in music videos and I own his video Elephant Parts. I love it!

  28. Lee March 28, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    Don’t “Cheetah” me and the “Gorilla” of my dreams out this “Howler” of a chance to take a little
    “Rhesus” and swing on over to see my third favorite (well, now second by default) Monkee! Ape-in’ itchin’ to see him!

  29. Scott March 28, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    I would love to check this out.

  30. Cory Shird March 28, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    Hey Hey Hey!!!!

  31. Tascha March 29, 2013 at 12:29 am #

    I would love to see/ hear this show! What a legend!

  32. Tracey March 29, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    I was a huge monkees fan in the 60’s and would love to treat my son to a taste of great music from one of the greats of my generation!

  33. Lisa Dumont March 29, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    I had such a crush on him when I was a kid! Would love to see him tonight!

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