The Kinks’ Dave Davies to play first UK show in 13 years

Guitarist to play London Barbican Hall this April

The Kinks‘ Dave Davies has announced details of his first UK show in 13 years.

The guitarist will play at London Barbican Hall on April 11, to celebrate 50 years since the release of his band’s self-titled debut album. Tickets are on sale today (February 28) from 9am and are available from

Last month, Ray Davies has said that a reunion of The Kinks is “as close as its ever been to happening”, while Dave Davies also said that he met up with his estranged brother in a pub in Highgate, London last summer and the pair discussed the possibility of reforming the band for their 50th anniversary.

The pair have an acrimonious relationship and have not played together since 1996. Of a possible reunion to celebrate their anniversary, Ray said: “I’d like something good to come out of it, not something sad… I’d like to do something sensible, artistic and dignified. There’s every possibility it could happen, if people behave. Or misbehave at the appropriate moment.”

A musical based on the early life of Ray Davies of The Kinks and the band’s early career is set to open later this year in London. Sunny Afternoon will be staged at Hampstead Theatre and has been scripted by Joe Penhall. BBC News reports that cast details have not yet been announced. The play premiered at the Theatre Royal in Stratford, east London back in 2008 and was supposed to tour a year later, but failed to.