The Kinks Are Reuniting, Says Ray Davies

The band are also at work on a new album

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jun 26, 2018

Over 20 years on from their final album and live performances, English rockers the Kinks are set to reunite.

The news was revealed by founding member Ray Davies in a new interview with BBC's Channel 4 News. Davies shared that he had been in the studio at work on a new full-length effort with brother Dave Davies and bandmate Mick Avory.

Ray Davies noted that the new disc was "inspired by the Rolling Stones," adding, "I think it's kind of an appropriate time to do it." He also suggested the group could do shows in support of the effort, though he conceded the comeback "won't be well-organized like the Rolling Stones."

"You must praise the Rolling Stones for being great at publicity and a great band great at organizing their careers and Mick [Jagger] has done an incredible PR job and it's kind of inspiring to see them doing it," Davies continued. "But the Kinks will probably be playing the local bar."

Ray and Dave Davies last shared the stage together in 2015. The Kinks' last studio album was 1993's Phobia.

As previously reported, Ray Davies is set to deliver new solo effort Our Country: Americana Part II this Friday (June 29).

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