Posted in music | tour dates on April 11, 2013

by Bill Pearis

Dave Davies

Dave Davies isn't as well known as his brother Ray, but in addition to being lead guitarist in The Kinks, he wrote and sang a number of their best songs, including "Death of a Clown," "Susannah's Still Alive," "I'm Not Like Everybody Else," and "Funny Face." He also slit-open the speaker in his amp to give the "You Really Got Me" riff its signature fuzzy sound, one of the first hits to do so. He's also led a very interesting life and his 1996 autobiography, Kink, is a real page-turner. You can also watch an edited version of Julien Temple's BBC documentary, Kinkdom Come, below.

A new album, I Will Be Me, and around that time Dave will be in America for a few tour dates backed by L.A. band Jigsaw Seen, including two three nights at NYC's City Winery on May 28 & 29. Tickets are on sale now.

UPDATE: They've just added a third show on May 27 and tickets will soon be on sale for that one too.

All tour dates are listed, along with a few videos of Dave's tunes with The Kinks, below.

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Kinkdom Come - Dave Davies

The Kinks - "Death of a Clown"

The Kinks - "Susannah's Still Alive"

The Kinks - "I'm Not Like Everybody Else"

Dave Davies - 2013 Tour Dates
27-MAY-2013 New York City, New York City Winery
28-MAY-2013 New York City, New York City Winery
29-MAY-2013 New York City, New York City Winery
30-MAY-2013 Shirley, Massachusetts, The Bull Run
31-MAY-2013 Norfolk, Connecticut Infinity Hall
01-JUN-2013 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Musikfest Cafe
07-JUN-2013 San Juan Capistrano, California The Coach House
09-JUN-2013 Agoura Hills, California The Canyon

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Comments (11)

Cool, didn't expect to see him perform again after some of his health issues.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2013 5:02 PM

I would say he's as well-known as Ray. Just not as rich!

Posted by streetdude | April 11, 2013 7:16 PM

i don't know how rich DD is, but he's certainly not as well known as
Ray Davies is.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2013 9:10 PM

Strangers is also an excellent song from the pen of Dave Davies.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2013 10:25 PM

Ray wrote "I'm Not Like Everybody Else." glad Dave is back after his stroke. one of the all-time great singers, songwriters and guitarists.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2013 10:33 PM

I saw a recent interview with him, he seemed really healthy. Still not getting along with his brother though, so i wouldnt hold your breath for that reunion...

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2013 11:36 PM

I've gotta respect Dave for not wanting to cash in with a Kinks reunion. Not enough artists know how to hold a grudge nowadays.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2013 9:07 AM

Like the video ? in Devon, I think. "The Mystical Walk". Hope the tour goes well in America, Dave Davies. Have fun. What about your English fans , then? You could do a few duets. Can't wait to hear the new CD.

Posted by Lil | April 18, 2013 2:09 PM

Dave's guitar playing and backing vocals were instrumental to the Kinks sound. I saw him at Maxwells in the early 90's and he destroyed the place! God Save The Kinks!

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2013 7:36 AM

The Kinks are Ray and Dave Davies. They made the sound. Dave is cooler thn Ray.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2013 8:20 AM

I love Ray's songwriting, and his singing... But I think if I'm honest, Dave has the superior voice. Just listen......´╗┐

Posted by Stinka | September 25, 2014 1:13 PM

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