NEW YORK — The Monkees will perform their first live shows since star Davy Jones died in February.

Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork announced Wednesday that the group will launch a 12-date U.S. tour in November. It's the band's first tour since 1997.

Jones died of a heart attack on Feb. 29 at age 66.

The group starred in its own NBC television show in 1966 as a made-for-TV band seeking to capitalize on Beatlemania sweeping the world. Jones rocketed to the top of the music charts with The Monkees, captivating audiences with hits including "Daydream Believer" and "I'm a Believer."

The tour kicks off Nov. 8 in Escondido, Calif. It wraps on Dec. 2 in New York. It will highlight Jones "in the show's multimedia content."

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    Actress Vivienne Martin helps child actor David Jones with his make-up backstage at at the New Theatre (now the Noel Coward Theatre), London, 2nd May 1962. They are playing the roles of Nancy and the Artful Dodger in the original London production of Lionel Bart's musical 'Oliver!'. Jones who gave up training as a jockey to pursue acting, later found fame, as Davy Jones, after he joined pop group The Monkees. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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    Promotional portrait of the Monkees as they pose under a tree, late 1960s. From clockwise rear left, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, and Mickey Dolenz. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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    British musician and actor Davy Jones, in a double-breasted shirt, of the popular music and television group the Monkees, late 1960s. (Photo by Jack Knox/Getty Images)

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    The American pop rock group, THE MONKEES, around 1967. From left to right : the bass guitar player, guitarist and singer Peter TORK, the drummer and singer Mickey DOLENZ, the singer Davy JONES and Michael NESMITH, guitarist and singer. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

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    Promotional portrait of the popular music and television group the Monkees, dressed in matching shirts and vests, 1967. From left, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith (back), Davy Jones (fore), and Mickey Dolenz. (Photo by NBC Television/Courtesy of Getty Images)

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    Television still shows the popular music and television group the Monkees as they perform onstage in an episode of their self-titled tv show, late 1960s. From left, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz (on drums), and Michael Nesmith. (Photo by NBC Television/Courtesy of Getty Images)

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    February 1967: American sixties pop group The Monkees, who were formed for a television show and had no previous musical experience. Hanging from the trapeze is singer Davy Jones. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

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    February 1967: Three members of American pop group The Monkees have been buried up to their necks in sand by fellow group member Davy Jones. Buried members are, left to right, Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

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    February 1967: American pop group The Monkees. Left to right are Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones and Peter Tork. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

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    May 1967: The Monkees pop group, left to right: Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Tork (seated) and Mickey Dolenz. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

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    June 1967: Davy Jones, singer of American TV pop group The Monkees, gives an interview in 1967. (Photo by James Jackson/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

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    American pop group The Monkees at a press conference, from left to right; Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz. (Photo by F Brooks/Getty Images)

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    June 1967: American pop group the Monkees (from left) Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz at a press conference in England. (Photo by Mike McLaren/Central Press/Getty Images)

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    American pop group The Monkees (left to right) Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz, at a press conference at the Royal Garden Hotel, London. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

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    Circa 1968: Leaving London Airport, British singer Davy Jones of American pop group the Monkees, who were originally formed for an American television comedy and music show. (Photo by George Stroud/Express/Getty Images)

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    1968: Davy Jones, singer of pop group The Monkees, at Lulu's house in St John's Wood, London. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)

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    Promotional portrait shows the popular music and television group the Monkees as they perform onstage, late 1960s. From left, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz (on drums), and Michael Nesmith. Below the picture are cartoon drawings of their heads accompanied by their autographs. (Photo by NBC Television/Courtesy of Getty Images)

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    Davy Jones of The Monkees attends the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

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    Davy Jones of the Monkees (C) poses with his daughters Talia (L), Sarah and Anabel Jones and friend Renee Favor (R) at the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California. Talia is wearing the jacket Jones wore as a special guest on 'The Brady Bunch.' (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

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    Davy Jones and Maureen McCormick backstage during the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

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    Davy Jones of The Monkees poses with his daughter Anabel during the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Actors Davy Jones and Maureen McCormick speak on stage during the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Actors Davy Jones and Maureen McCormick speak on stage during the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Actors Davy Jones and Marty Ingels mingle during the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Recording artist Davy Jones and his guest attend the 27th annual Macy's Passport benefit at the Barker Hangar on September 24, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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    Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees pose during portrait session to announce the bands 45th anniversary tour held at The Groucho Club on February 21, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

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    Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees pose during portrait session to announce the bands 45th anniversary tour held at The Groucho Club on February 21, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

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    Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees pose during portrait session to announce the bands 45th anniversary tour held at The Groucho Club on February 21, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

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    Davy Jones of The Monkees poses during portrait session to announce the bands 45th anniversary tour held at The Groucho Club on February 21, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

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    Co-host Davy Jones speaks during the '60's Pop Rock: My Music' panel during the PBS portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 30, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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    Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees pose during portrait session to announce the bands 45th anniversary tour held at The Groucho Club on February 21, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

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    Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees pose during portrait session to announce the bands 45th anniversary tour held at The Groucho Club on February 21, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)