Friday, August 14, 2015

Kinks Legend Dave Davies To Release New Live Album 'Rippin Up New York City: Live at the City Winery'

The Kinks guitarist Dave Davies will be releasing a new live album titled Rippin Up New York City: Live at the City Winery on September 4, 2015 on Red River, distributed by Sony/RED. The recordings were culled from two live performances by Dave and his band in New York City in November 2014.

“I'm very excited about the live album and the band sounds great," Davies remarked. "My son Simon did a great job helping me with the production. I look forward to seeing you all on the road this fall.”

Nearly 50 years after influencing generations of guitarists, Davies continues to rock and tour. His 2013 return to the U.S. to support the album I Will Be Me was a triumph both creatively and spiritually as he found new inspiration for his soon to be follow up album, the highly acclaimed, Rippin Up Time. Released in 2014, the guitarist embarked on yet another U.S. tour to support it. He was joined by Jonathan Lea on guitar, Tom Currier on bass and keyboards and drummer Dennis Diken of the Smithereens.

The tour swept through venues in Milwaukee, Chicago, New Jersey, NYC and many more. Jim Sclavunos played drums for one gig in Bethlehem, PA. On every date, Dave Davies and band played a highly charged set of solo album favorites, Kinks classics and new tracks. At the City Winery in New York City on November 24 and 25, 2014, Davies and band put on an amazing concert for an audience of new and longtime Kinks fans, music industry stars and legends.

They delivered two nights of performances that rocked and ripped up the city’s nightlife. Rippin Up New York City: Live at the City Winery captures the live electricity of turbo charged rockers along with delicate and sensitive versions of acoustic favorites from past and present. A true genius who never fails to deliver, this Dave Davies live recording expresses the power, sensitivity, magnetism and creative expression of a seasoned yet spontaneous rock-n-roll visionary.

1. Intro
2. Rippin' Up Time
3. I’m Not Like Everybody Else
4. I Need You
5. Creepin’ Jean
6. Suzannahs Still Alive
7. See My Friend
8. Strangers
9. Flowers in the Rain
10. Front Room
11. King of Karaoke
12. Death Of A Clown
13. Livin' On A Thin Line
14. Where Have All the Good Times Gone
15. All Day and All of the Night
16. You Really Got Me

Dave Davies tour dates:

10/2 - The Court of Honor Stage, The Big E, West Springfield, MA
10/3 - The Court of Honor Stage, The Big E, West Springfield, MA
10/4 - The Court of Honor Stage, The Big E, West Springfield, MA
10/8 - The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA
10/9 - Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH
10/10 - Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH
10/11 - Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH
10/13 - Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem, PA
10/20 - The Howard Theatre, Washington D.C.
10/22 - The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
10/23 - City Winery New York, NY
10/24 - Narrows Center, Fall River, MA
10/26 - The Egg, Albany, NY
10/27 - Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
10/30 - Uptown Theatre, Napa, CA
11/1 - Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
11/3 - The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
12/18 - Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK

Buy Dave Davies' Rippin Up New York City: Live at the City Winery.