The Kinks’ Dave Davies at 70: New Album, Tour, & Maybe…

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His 70th birthday just passed on Feb. 3, and Dave Davies, former (and perhaps future?) lead guitarist of The Kinks, sure shows no signs of slowing down. The man who invented some of the greatest riffs in rock—is there one more classic than “You Really Got Me”?—and the writer and vocalist on some of the band’s most memorable songs (“Death of a Clown,” “This Man He Weeps Tonight”), has a full plate in front of him for this year.

On March 31, Davies will release a new album, a collaboration with his son Russ Davies titled Open Road. No information has yet been released about the track listing or other personnel. The album will be distributed by Red River Entertainment. It’ll be Dave Davies’ first new release since 2014’s Rippin’ Up Time and the 2015 companion piece Rippin’ Up New York City—Live at the City Winery.

Davies will appear, along with several other rock and R&B greats, on Rock ’N’ Roll Inventions, a six-episode weekly series kicking off at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 16 on the Smithsonian Channel.

He also has an American tour set for the spring, beginning April 6 in Milwaukee and winding up with a two-nighter at Nashville’s City Winery on April 30-May 1. He’ll also play two nights at the New York branch of the winery/venue and one at its Atlanta room. Davies’ full tour schedule is below.

Related: Dave and brother Ray perform together in 2015

Lastly, for those wondering, yes, there may be a Kinks reunion yet—and then again, maybe not. Davies told Billboard magazine that he and his brother Ray, who has his own new album, Americana, due out soon, have been writing songs together. “I think it’s going to be a very interesting year for both of us—and the Kinks,” Davies told the publication. “It’s difficult sometimes. I’ve given up wanting to even try and analyze it. If it happens, it happens. It’s just one of those unknowables. But just the fact that we get together and try it has got to be good, right?”

Related: This is where we left off on that possible reunion

You can pre-order Davies’ Open Road here.

Dave Davies Tour Dates
April 6-Milwaukee, Wisconsin-The Northern Lights Theater
April 8-St. Charles, Illinois-Arcadia Theatre
April 11-12-NYC, New York-City Winery
April 13-Natick, Massachusetts-Center for the Arts
April 15-North Truro, Massachusetts- Payomet Performing Arts Center
April 16-Hartford, Connecticut-Infinity Music Hall
April 17-New Hope, Pennsylvania -Havana
April 20-Derry, New Hampshire-Tupelo Music Hall
April 22-Riverhead, New York-Suffolk Theater
April 24-Annapolis, Maryland-Rams Head
April 29-Atlanta, Georgia -City Winery
April 30-May 1-Nashville, Tennessee -City Winery

Listen to “Path Is Long,” from Dave and Russ Davies’ upcoming album Open Road

Watch Ray Davies joins his baby brother in 2015 for one song

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