The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present Ray Davies on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located on the North Campus.
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 Billboard chart and nine of its 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, which was influenced by Davies' performance on the VH1 program of the same name. He 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."
About Davies, Magnet Magazine wrote, "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 Townsend and Jagger/Richards as one of the pre-eminent songwriters of the '60s rock revolution." The Boston Phoenix wrote, "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 for Ray Davies are $57.50, $49.50 and $34.50. They are available at the Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations including Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets, call 1-800-745-3000 (in Canada 416-870-8000). For more information, call 716-645-2787.