The Monkees to play London show in September

Surviving members Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork will perform, but Michael Nesmith is not thought to be involved

The Monkees will perform a rare live show in the UK later this year.

The American band have announced a London gig at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo for September 4. Founding members Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork will perform at the gig, with fellow surviving member Michael Nesmith not thought to be involved. Lead vocalist Davy Jones passed away in February 2012 at the age of 66.

The performance will consist of a greatest hits set and an “intimate acoustic set”. Tickets will go on sale this Friday (May 15).

The Monkees were formed to star in a television show of the same name, which ran from 1966-1968. The band continued after the show finished before splitting in 1971.

The Monkees last toured the UK in 2011, playing a sold-out show at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Last year, Django Django covered The Monkees’ ‘Porpoise Song’. The band released their take on the Gerry Goffin and Carole King-penned track – which was originally released in 1968 and featured on the album ‘Head’ – as part of their ‘Late Night Tales’ mix.