With the Kinks celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, the band members have been dropping hints left and right that a reunion tour could be on the horizon.
Most recently, Ray Davies, Dave Davies and drummer Mick Avory made a series of comments during an interview with Uncut that sounded pretty positive, with Ray summing it up in just nine words: “It’s as close as it’s ever been to happening.”
Dave Davies elaborated a bit more on his brother’s words, touching on their on-again, off-again feud:
“I said to Ray I thought that it’d be a great shame if we don’t try and do something,” Davies told Uncut. “I don’t think our love has diminished. I think the stage-play has played itself out a bit, the preten[s]e and the acting. I think it’s time reality took over, and started directing the last years of… whatever it is. It’s like Cain and Abel.”
Meanwhile, Avory admitted that the group hasn’t actually met up for discussions yet, which he seems to find slightly worrisome: “It would be nice to do something all together, because the chances are diminishing as we talk. We’d have to knock our heads together and rehearse – we haven’t played together for God knows how long.”
With the surviving band members seemingly game (bassist Pete Quaife passed away in 2010), Dave Davies does express a bit of concern, telling Uncut, “I don’t want to see the legacy of the Kinks soured by two miserable old men doing it for the money.”
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