Release Date: October 12, 2011
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Ray Davies on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
Ray Davies is best known as the lead singer and songwriter for the legendary English rock band The Kinks. Often considered one of the most important and influential bands of the British Invasion, The Kinks had an impressive 32-year run, delivering such classics as: "You Really Got Me," "All Day and All Of The Night," "Tired of Waiting for You" and "Lola."
The Kinks have had five Top 10 singles on the U.S. Billboard chart and nine of their albums charted in the Top 40. Since then, Davies has led a successful solo career. He has released five solo albums and has toured extensively in support of them, including a Storytellers tour that was influenced by Davies' performance on the VH1 program of the same name. Ray was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, where he was described as rock music's most "literate, witty and insightful songwriter."
Magnet Magazine has said, "In light of his overwhelming back catalog of songs that can stop people dead in their tracks, Ray Davies must be considered in the same breath as Lennon/McCartney; Brian Wilson; Bob Dylan; Pete Townshend and Jagger/Richards as one of the preeminent songwriters of the '60s rock revolution." The Boston Phoenix has said, "In his 13-year solo career, Ray Davies, whom many consider the godfather of Britpop, has written some of the most enduring tunes and memorable character portraits in rock and roll."
The concert will feature electric and acoustic performances of Kinks favorites and more.
Tickets are $57.50, $49.50 and $34.50. Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and all Ticketmaster locations, including ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets, call 1-800-745-3000; in Canada, call 416-870-8000. For group sales, call 716-645-6771. For more information call 716-645-2787.