The Kinks May Reunite in Honor of 50th Anniversary, Dave Davies Says

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The Kinks in 1968. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Kinks in 1968. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A celebration to commemorate 50 years of music from The Kinks may involve a reunion tour, according to guitarist Dave Davies.

Davies recently told Rolling Stone there is a “50/50 chance” of a Kinks tour in 2014. Five years ago Davies hinted at a reunion during an interview with BBC Radio 4, but months later denied a full-fledged reunion tour would take place.

Getting the band back for just one show has been a challenge since 2004, when Davies suffered a stroke that left him almost entire incapacitated and unable to play guitar. In fact, it was years after the stroke before Davies would even try to relearn the instrument.

Davies says that the “ball is very much in Ray’s [Davies] court,” and that there is still the task of finding a replacement for bassist Peter Quaife, who died in 2010.

Original drummer Mick Avory hasn’t been in contact with the band since he left in 1984.

Davies says he really wants to do something with his older brother, Ray before the pair “decay and decompose.”

-Chris Coyle, 102.5 KZOK Seattle

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