Ready for a Kinks reunion tour?

Kinks_lDon’t know if this is true (’cause I read it in the British press), but there’s a possibility of a reunion tour next year for the original lineup of the Kinks. Which is cool, because there’s such a groundswell of demand to see the Davies brothers joined onstage, for the first time since 1969, by drummer Mick Avory (pictured, left) and bassist Pete Quaife (right). Well, okay, not really (the key members of the band, over the last four decades or so, have always been the two squabbling siblings, lead singer/songwriter Ray and guitar feedback-pioneer Dave), but still, this is the classic lineup responsible for all the Kinks’ 1960s hits, from "You Really Got Me" to "Waterloo Sunset." Having seen Ray (second from left) and Dave (second from right) perform a live acoustic set together more than a few years ago, I’d be up for seeing them rock out with a band, especially a band not made up of hired ringers. Anyone else able to drum up any excitement for a Kinks reunion tour, or are you — after a year of the Police, Genesis, Van Halen, and (almost) Led Zeppelin — all reunioned out?

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  • Peter Gregory

    Kinks rule. I’m in.

  • Sharribell

    This would be so awesome. My husband and I fell in love at one of their concerts in CT back in 74, and have been waiting for years to see them again. Let’s hope this rumor is TRUE.

  • TL

    This would be heaven. Hope Pete Quaife is doing OK — I seem to recall he was ill a few years ago.
    As always, Kinks, thank you for the days …

  • Katie

    You can never be reunioned out. Now if only The Smiths will do a reunion… probably never going to happen.

  • Anonymous

    The Kinks were one of a kind and in my opinion an original, let them play on and on. JW

  • MWR

    This reunion would trump all the others mentioned. I’m hope Dave Davies is up to it!

  • Broadway Baby

    Yeah a reunion would be fun but what I’d really like from the Kinks is some new material.

  • Robert

    I’d rather see them than Zeppelin, and hopefully they won’t be as blah as the Police were.

  • Stephanie T.

    Rumor has it that Lepplin is going to be difficult to book at MSG because the price would be a lot more expensive than the ticket cost. I would not be surprised if they wind up doing a Summer gig at Giant Stadium instead. As for the Kinks, this would be a great show because Dave Davies invented the Punk Rock riff (except unlike Punk, Daves played fluid chords so it was not as abstract as Punk), and his brother Ray? Without Ray, Morrissey and other New Wave frontmen would not even exist!

  • BHM1304

    This would be a fantastic idea. The last time I saw Ray and Dave they were part of the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” concert at Cleveland Stadium and I wondered why they weren’t getting back together with the band back then because they sounded so good.
    This is so much more important than the “Police” “Genesis” or “Van Halen” — none of which could shine The Davies brothers’ shoes.
    I am in.

  • VM
  • moonshake

    on his website, Dave Davies said (months ago) that there is no way a renunion is going to happen. DAVE DAVIES: “There are no immediate plans for me and Ray to play together as the Kinks just yet. We have discussed this at length. There are several business and personal issues to take into consideration before this would be at all possible. I have not played on any of Rays new stuff. Neither has he performed on my latest CD ‘Fractured Mindz’ or any of my solo work. I am busy promoting and working on my own projects at the moment and If there are any plans to do Kinks shows in the future be assured that Me and Ray would be the first to know before any speculative or misinformed well wisher or self-promoting drunk for that matter.”

  • Nancy Walker

    I hope this is for real. I would love to see the Kinks in concert. One of my favorite Kinks song is “Don’t forget to dance.” They are a great band and deserve all the recognition they get.

  • ezzie

    this is the one i’ve been waiting for.

  • Catherine

    Yup, I’d go. Ray Davies stands head and shoulders above most of today’s “talent.”

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