The guitarist will rejoin Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork for the gig at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles on 16 September (16), almost 50 years to the day since The Monkees' television show premiered on 12 September, 1966.

"Been talking to Micky and Peter about the Los Angeles Pantages Monkees concert and have agreed to come down to play that show with them," Nesmith wrote on his Facebook page on Friday (19Aug16).

However, he has declined to take part in the band's upcoming world tour: "They are putting together a world tour after that - off to Australia and New Zealand, and other points global in what sounds like a great time," he added.

"I, on the other hand, will be starting my Infinite Tuesday book tour in the first quarter of 2017, as well as some solo concerts, and other projects that will make it not possible to be with them on that tour. So this seemed like the right opportunity for me to get together with them as Monkees."

And the guitarist confirmed the gig in Los Angeles will be his last with his former bandmates, adding, "I expect it will be fun, and a great way for me to sign out... this seems like the perfect time for me to step off, sit down and shut up," he wrote.

"Hope I see you there. No, I don't have any tickets. What a long strange trip it’s been said (The Grateful Dead) - and it looks like I’ve made it to the end."