The Kinks' Dave Davies Kicks Off 2019 Northeastern US Tour

Last night, Dave Davies kicked off his short but sweet 2019 spring tour in Collingswood, New Jersey. The 9-date tour will take him across the northeastern region of the US, performing beloved Kinks classics mixed in with cuts from his latest LP release, 2018's Decade. The album features a collection of unreleased songs that Davies recorded in the 1970s.
Davies told Rolling Stone:
“It’s a bit of a relief for me to get these songs out because they’ve been nagging at me for all these years.”
Check out the promo video for the April trek, featuring footage from his upcoming concert film Dave Davies: Strangers.
Dave Davies 2019 Tour Teaser
His first gig of the tour offered a wholesome 15-song setlist that delivered everything Davies promised - making any of The Kinks' devout cult following pleased to bits.
He kicked off the set at the Scottish Rite Auditorium with Kinks cut "Till the End of the Day," followed by "I Need You" before going into the first solo cut of the night - "Creeping Jean," which was recorded in the late 1960s during the Village Green Preservation Society years.
Davies performed a total of three solo cuts, including "Susannah's Still Alive" and "Death of a Clown," along with 12 Kinks tracks. Davies made sure to spotlight songs from all corners of Kinks' extensive catalog. He performed everything from "Tired of Waiting For You" and "Strangers" to their most popular licks like "All Day and All of the Night." He ended the night on sing-a-long rock anthem "You Really Got Me."
Check out the setlist here:
Dave Davies
The Kinks have a storied career, and many consider their mark on Rock n Roll just as important as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, being from the same era and all. Hearing these songs live to this day is sentimental for fans of all ages.
Watch Davies performing live here:
Davies recently hinted at the possibility of a new Kinks album THIS YEAR! Him and his brother Ray Davies have been spending the month writing new songs together.
“Ray and I are trying to get all these ideas together so that, hopefully, there might be a Kinks thing out at the end of the …year,” Davies said, noting that “a good six to 10 songs” had been developed. “I’m hoping to write some lyrics for some of Ray’s songs, which might be a nice idea, emotionally apart from anything else.
And with that, hopefully Kinks tour? In the meantime, if you live in the northeast region of the country, catch Davies as he ventures your way for the next week.
Dave Davies Tour Dates April 10 – Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall April 12 – New York, NY  @ Society for Ethical Culture April 13 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Center for the Arts April 14 – Westbury, NY @ The Space April 18 – Cleveland, OH @ Music Box April 19 – Hobart, IN @ Art Theatre April 20 – Evanston, IL @ The Space April 21 – Chicago, IL @ City Winery
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