Ray Davies says "We want to play live"
The Kinks could reform in time to headline Glastonbury 2017, however Dave Davies has downplayed the reports.
The band, centred around Ray Davies, 71, and his brother Dave, 69, sold millions of records over more than 30 years. They split up in 1996.
Earlier this year, Ray Davies briefly joined his brother on stage during a gig at Islington Assembly Hall, sparking reunion rumours. Speaking to the Evening Standard, Ray Davies addressed the semi-reunion, saying; “I’m still trying to live that down. I joined him on stage briefly but it would be overly romantic to think it was because of the show or to start talking about a reunion.”
Now, in a new interview with The Sun, Ray Davies is more open to the idea of The Kinks reforming. “David and I will definitely work together again,” Ray revealed. “And we want to play live.”
Continuing, he said, “Maybe The Kinks could play Glastonbury.” Emily and Michael Eavis are yet to respond to the comment.
Dave Davies has since taken to Facebook to state that the pair haven’t spoken about Kinks reunion shows, although they have been working together on other projects.
Read more: Glastonbury 2017 – who could be headlining?
While Radiohead are the only confirmed headline act for Glastonbury 2017, Lady Gaga remains a strong rumour to appear too after it was said that she had been ‘approached’ by organisers.
When NME asked her about said rumours, she refused to deny them when she replied: “Glaaaastonbury! I don’t have permission to say anything about that” – with her tight-lipped response suggesting that sworn to secrecy until an announcement.