KING Kink Ray Davies is Barbican-bound when he brings his crafted mod-ern classics back catalogue to York this autumn.
Tickets are now on sale for Godfather of Brit Pop showcasing a stunning songbook of solo and the influential band’s timeless tunes.
The CBE-bestowed singer-songwriter numbers among most respected artists spanning generations since ‘60s British invasion.
The group he founded with brother Dave in London was behind debut top ten international hits You Really Got Me.
Similarly successful All Day and All of The Night, Tired of Waiting, Set Me Free, See My Friends, Till The End of The Day, A Well Respected Man, Lola, Sunny Afternoon, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Apeman and Come Dancing were to follow.
The man who also composed several pioneering rock operas including Arthur, Preservation and Soap Opera is cited as a major influence on artists such as Pete Townshend, Paul Weller, Morrissey, Damon Albarn and many more.
To that end his songs have been covered by the likes of The Jam, Van Halen, The Pretenders and The Stranglers.
Last year saw him curate Meltdown Festival at the capital’s Southbank Centre that featured a performance of mod masterpiece entire Village Green Preservation Society album with London Symphony Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus.
Ray’s follow-up US tour has led to him currently working on numerous new projects before August’s first Kinks and Ray Davies career-spanning ‘best of’ album release.
Tickets, priced £32-£35, are available on 0844 854 2757, at www.yorkbarbican.co.uk or in the venue’s box office open Monday to Friday 10am-2pm.
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