After a lengthy hiatus from touring, legendary guitarist Dave Davies, who founded The Kinks in the early 1960s, returns to the road for a select batch of dates, including one night at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Mass., on June 2, 2013. He’ll be backed by a full band, performing songs from The Kinks and his solo albums.
Davies, who slit open the speaker in his amp to give the “You Really Got Me” riff its signature distorted guitar sound, was named one of the “top 100 guitarists of all time” by Rolling Stone Magazine. Besides being an instrumental force in such Kinks hits as “Lola,” “Come Dancing,” and “All Day and All of the Night,” he also wrote and sang a number of their best songs, including “Death of a Clown” and “Susannah’s Still Alive.” As a member of The Kinks, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
Outside of The Kinks, Davies has worked on a slew of critically acclaimed records. His songs have been featured in films by director John Carpenter and on TV shows like The Sopranos which used his tune “Living on a Thin Line.” His upcoming solo album, I’ll Be Me, will be released on June 4. The record marks a return to his groundbreaking guitar sound and innovative songwriting. He’ll be selling copies of it at his concert at the Narrows.
Tickets to Dave Davies of The Kinks can be purchased online at www.narrowscenter.org or by calling the box office at 508-324-1926. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the box office. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.