The unexpected reunion took place at Dave Davies’ concert at London’s Islington Assembly Hall, where the brothers joined together for a performance of the Kinks’ classic hit “You Really Got Me.” Watch below.
“We had a great night — it was a fun show — had a blast with Ray,” Dave Davies tweeted after the show.
Friday evening marked the Kinks’ first performance together since the finish of the group’s 1996 summer tour, Rolling Stone points out. Kinks fans have been hoping for a reunion ever since. Earlier this year, Ray Davies discussed a possible reunion with Billboard.
“This is always my answer: If we make it relevant to new music,” he said in December during an interview about his solo album, Americana. “Not saying we need a new album, but it’s got to relate to new music. Because it’s impossible just to do the hits. I like playing the hits, I just did a solo tour, but when the Kinks get back together, I need to be inspired to write new material.”
We certainly hope the Davies brothers have set aside their differences and are considering another Kinks tour in the near future.