The Kinks 2014 Reunion Tour Now Even Money
Kinks guitarist Dave Davies has suggested that there’s a “50/50″ chance of a 2014 Kinks reunion.
Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Davies explained that he and frontman brother, Ray, met on three separate occasions over the summer:
“The first two meetings were great,” he said. “We talked about the old days and maybe doing something next year. I thought to myself, ‘Oh s–t, maybe we could do something before we fall down dead.’ It was very positive.”
He then added: “We had tea right before I came over to America, and he was so negative, grumpy and just mean. It was like he fell into a black hole. He didn’t want me to come back to America. I think it’s because I’m happy and I was doing something without his approval. I feel like he was miserable because I’m happy. He’s a really troubled man.”
When asked about the likelihood of a 2014 reunion tour, the guitarist said:
“I’d say the odds of that happening are 50/50. The ball is very much in Ray’s court. We used to play tennis, and when I was beating him he’d always develop a strategy. Basically, when I was winning he’d be like, ‘Oh, I hurt my back!’ I’d sort of back off, and then he’d get aggressive again. Then I’d get real angry. He’d smile, and it was really like the Emperor in Star Wars testing Luke’s character. When he got Luke angry, the Emperor would be like ‘Yes! I’ve got you!’”
On the surface, that sounds pretty promising for the Kinks faithful out there. Of course, that’s just one man’s side of the story. Until we get Ray talking about his brother in the same sentence as butterflies and rainbows, then I think we really have something on the Kinks reunion front.
Those holding out hope for a new album should be holding their breath. Dave went on to say:
“I can’t face the concept of days and days in the studio with Ray. I just can’t do it.”
So days in the studio would be unbearable, but months out on tour would be just peachy? Something isn’t adding up here.