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Event Archive - Ray Davies of the Kinks Live @ The Vogue Theatre: Ray Davies, The 88

Fri. July 13th 2012 The Vogue Theatre (All Ages)
8 PM doors at 7 PM
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Presented by: perryscope
For those that have wondered who was responsible for bringing distorted guitar into the world of rock n roll, look no further than the opening of "You Really Go Me" by The Kinks. Therein lies the first punk, garage rock and metal threads, weaving their way into the fabric of rock n roll. That song, and decades of music by The Kinks have provided the inspiration for not only genres but countless musicians, The Who, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, The Pixies and Oasis, to name a few.
Ray Davies is the songwriter and singer behind many of The Kinks best known songs and Perryscope Concerts and The Vogue Theatre are proud to announce Ray Davies live at The Vogue Theatre on Friday July 13. Joining Davies is Los Angeles-based group The 88 pulling double duty as his supporting act and backing band.

On his latest album See My Friends, the follow-up to 2009’s The Kinks Choral Collection, Davies enlisted the help from some of today’s top musicians to pay homage to his beloved band the Kinks. This all-star cast of collaborators includes Jon Bon Jovi/Richie Sambora, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Mumford & Sons, Lucinda Williams, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Jackson Browne, Spoon, Amy Macdonald, Black Francis (The Pixies), Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), Paloma Faith and the late, great Alex Chilton (Big Star). USA Today, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times and the New York Daily News among others gave massive praise to the man “who gave pop music a whole new perspective” (New York Daily News). This historic collection shows Davies giving fresh treatments to each track, while affectionately acknowledging his band millions have admired for decades.


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