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Ray Davies Plays North America, Europe

Following February’s release of his new solo LP, Other People’s Lives, Kinks frontman Ray Davies has recently announced plans for a month-long tour of North America. Kicking off next week in Wisconsin, the 61-year old legend’s trek will hit up 11 cities across the U.S. and Canada, including three stops at New York City’s Irving Plaza. Six dates in Scandinavia and one in Belgium will follow in late April, with more shows likely to follow in his native UK later this year.

Come dancing:

03-13 Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
03-14 Nashville, TN – City Hall
03-18 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
03-20 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
03-21 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
03-24 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03-25 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03-26 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03-28 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
03-29 Montreal, Quebec – Olympia Theatre
03-30 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
04-01 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
04-02 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
04-04 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
04-14 Reykjavik, Iceland – Haskolabio
04-15 Helsingfors, Finland – Finlandia
04-17 Goteborg, Sweden – Tradgarn
04-18 Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus Djurgarden
04-20 Trondheim, Norway – Royal Garden (Nidaros Blues Festival)
04-21 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
04-24 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique

As for the Kinks, while guitarist Dave Davies’ tragic stroke in 2004 laid to rest any immediate chances for a reunion for the group, brother Ray recently alluded to Rolling Stone about the possibility of some future musical activity from the classic outfit (who haven’t issued a new disc since 1993’s Phobia).

“I met them all again last week and we had dinner,” he shared. “I hadn’t seen them all in ten years. And I realized there was a chemistry there. At the end of the day, bands can have fights, argue all the time, battle through mishaps, brawls and lawsuits, and still come out with a string of great albums. And I got the feeling that there was still something special there.” (via PFM)