Brothers Ray and Dave Davies came together onstage for the first time in nearly two decades for an unannounced, impromptu Kinks performance at London's Islington Assembly Hall on Friday. The two reconvened and gave fans a holiday treat as they executed Kinks classic track, "You Really Got Me."
"We had a great night - it was a fun show - had a blast with Ray," Dave Davies tweeted trailing the performance. The 1996 summer tour was the last time the Kinks offered any type of performance and its been 20 years since the Davies brothers stepped foot on a London stage with one another, Consequence of Sound reports. After years of incessant animosity and arguing, the "You Really Got Me" performance sparked the idea that the Kinks could potentially put their differences aside to reunite.
"I'd say there's an outside shot," Dave Davies told Rolling Stone about if the Kinks would reconvene after their 1996 official split. "But where there's life, there's hope. I know Ray has a lot coming up, and I do as well, so we'll see how things span out in the next few months. A lot of it depends on how Ray and I feel by the end of the year, physically, emotionally and psychologically. I wish I could give you a more definitive answer, but I don't want to jump the gun."
"If we do a Kinks show, we're the Kinks," Ray Davies told Rolling Stone in November 2014. "Ray stands on the right of the stage and Dave stands on the left. Look, my brother is very intelligent. He's a good writer."
When questioned about a 50th anniversary tour two years ago, Dave Davies admitted the chances were an even 50/50, and further admitted it were up to his brother Ray to make the final decision. Although the tour never launched, 2016 and the impending Julien Temple-directed biopic You Really Got Me, may give the two reason enough to spark a reunion tour. The Kinks inspired film is slated to begin filming in March of 2016.