As lead guitarist and co-founder of The Kinks, Dave Davies was a driving force behind one of the most influential rock bands ever. Like the Beatles and Rolling Stones, The Kinks helped alter the American music landscape during the British Invasion. His groundbreaking, distorted guitar tone and classic guitar riffs gave the band a harder edge that resonated with young fans. That raw sound paved the way for punk, heavy metal and grunge years later and inspired bands from Van Halen to Green Day. A prolific songwriter, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s music has been featured in films by John Carpenter and on TV shows like The Sopranos.
Opening for this legendary rocker is special guest The Smithereens, known for its catchy, ’60s-influenced power pop that attracted countless of alternative rock fans throughout the ’80s and ’90s. These original New Jersey rockers continue to tour and release albums filled with irresistible, catchy melodies poured over layers of fuzzed-out guitars.