Tour News: Ray Davies, C.W. Stoneking and Return to Forever

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Ray Davies

Kinks legend Ray Davies is on tour to support his critically acclaimed solo album, Working Man's Cafe.

Davies is performing in theatres in select major markets, including:

March 28: San Francisco, The Warfield

March 29: Los Angeles, Wiltern Theatre

April 1: Chicago, Ill., Chicago Theatre

April 3: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Music Hall Theatre

April 5: Upper Darby, Pa., Tower Theatre

April 6: Boston, Orpheum Theatre

April 8: New York, Beacon Theatre

Recorded in Nashville, Tenn., at Kennedy’s Room and Board Studios and mixed in North London at Davies’ Konk Studios, Working Man’s Cafe is only Davies’ second solo album. It follows his solo debut, Other People’s Lives, which was released in 2006.

Working Man's Cafe is available as a CD, deluxe CD/DVD, digital download and double 180-gram vinyl on New West/Ammal Records.

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C.W. Stoneking

C.W. Stoneking is out on the road with his new album, King Hokum.

Dates and venues include:

April 6: Los Angeles, Hotel Cafe

April 7: Los Angeles, Hotel Cafe

April 8: Austins, Scoot Inn

April 9: Lafayette, La., Blue Moon Cafe

April 10: New Orleans, DBA’s

April 18: New York, Banjo Jim’s

April 19: Rosendale, N.Y., Rosendale Cafe

April 20: New York, Rockwood Music Hall

April 21: Philadelphia, Johnny Brendas

April 22: New York, Pete’s Candy Store

April 26: Toronto, Drake Hotel TBC

C.W. Stoneking draws inspiration from influences that include pre-war blues, hillbilly, old jazz and prison work songs.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, the singer-songwriter uses his trusty steel-bodied dobro, tenor banjo and a three-piece primitive horn orchestra.

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Return to Forever

Return to Forever has reunited, completed a new anthology and announced summer tour dates in North America and Europe.

The band's classic lineup of keyboardist Chick Corea, bassist

Stanley Clarke, guitarist Al Di Meola and drummer Lenny White have announced a tour that will represent their first extensive engagements together in 30 years.

The foursome will play more than 50 dates across North America and Europe, featuring primarily classic music from their chart-topping albums. The legendary supergroup will swing across the U.S. and Canada in June, cross the Atlantic for July dates in Europe

from Lithuania to London, then return to the States for an East Coast run of major venues.

Fans should check their local venues for ticket on-sale information or visit www.return2forever.com for the latest information and unique VIP fan experience ticket packages.

"What made me want to do it," Corea told the Times, "was just recalling how great the feeling was playing with these guys. Just the experience of playing, when I thought, 'Wow, yeah, that was an amazing period — fun, creative, exciting.'"

A special Return to Forever anthology, compiled from the classic albums Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy, Where Have I Known You Before, No Mystery and Romantic Warrior will also be released to coincide with the tour. This collection, which was produced by founding RTF members Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke, is the first to include music from all these albums in

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