The Kinks to reunite for new album and tour
Legendary brothers Ray and Dave Davies of The Kinks, as widely knowns, spent the last two decades trading insults and fighting through the press.
In recent years, however, they have seemingly reconciled to the point where they’ve considered a reunion and, after a few false starts, now it finally looks to be happening.
In an interview with BBC’s Channel 4 News, Ray said that he, Dave, and drummer Mick Avory are “making a new album, inspired by the Rolling Stones”. “I think it’s kind of an appropriate time to do it”, he added. The band’s last album came in 1993 ("Phobia").
Ray also suggested that The Kinks will play shows to promote the album (the band last played together in 1996!):
It won’t be well-organised like the Rolling Stones. You must praise The Rolling Stones for being great at publicity and a great band great at organizing their careers and Mick [Jagger] has done an incredible PR job and it’s kind of inspiring to see them doing it.
But The Kinks will probably be playing the local bar.
Enjoy the full interview below: