RayDavies.infoRay Davies kicks off a brief West Coast tour on Friday in Vancouver, Canada, and the Kinks frontman will be treated to a very special honor during his third stop on the trek. Portland, Oregon, has officially declared this Sunday to be Ray Davies Day to coincide with his performance in the city.
As part of the festivities, the revered singer/songwriter will attend a screening of Return to Waterloo, the 1984 movie he wrote and directed, which will take place at 3 p.m. PT at the Hollywood Theatre. Davies' concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Aladdin Theatre, while at about the same time a tribute show featuring a variety of local bands playing the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's tunes will be held at the Holocene club.
Speaking with OregonLive.com about being honored with his own day, Davies said, "I'm very flattered. Like Shakespeare said, 'Every dog has his day.'"
Davies' U.S. tour winds down July 22 with a show at the House of Blues in San Diego. Los Angeles power-pop group The 88 will open all dates. Visit RayDavies.info to check out Davies entire tour schedule.
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