Raving Dave Fans Unite!

An Unofficial Dave Davies Solo Tour FAQ
An RDF Production

Dave at City Winery Chicago, Nov. 12, 2014

Tom Currier on bass
Jonathan Lea

Tom Currier on bass
Tom Currier

Tom Currier on bass
Dennis Diken

About This Site

Since 1997, Dave Davies, the driving guitar sound behind the Kinks, has conducted tours of the East Coast and West Coast of the U.S. with a new band. Given that the same questions about these and possible upcoming shows keep being asked time and time again, Leslie Ohanian, Joanne Corsano and Fritz Milhaupt have prepared this FAQ. We don't claim to have a lot of "inside" information-- most of this information has been culled from the Kinks Preservation Society (KPS) digests, posts in the alt.fan.kinks Usenet newsgroup, Dave's Facebook page, a number of publically available Web sites, and our experiences at Dave's shows in the Midwest and Eastern United States.

We intend to keep this site updated with news on anything at all related to Dave's upcoming solo works, and the future solo tours we eagerly await!

This site is based on our personal experiences at Dave's shows. For this reason, the reviews are written in the first person. People who have a problem with that are free to not bother with coming back to this site. It won't hurt our feelings (Really, it won't!).

With regard to show listings, we strongly recommend that you confirm show dates with the venue before making travel plans. As we are simply passing along what we've learned and have no official connection with the venues, we specifically disclaim any and all responsibility for any incovenience caused by schedule changes and cancellations of shows listed on this site. In other words, we have no control over these things, so we refuse to take any grief for them.

About the RDFs

An "RDF" is a "Raving Dave Fan." RDFs can be identified by several telltale signs:

  • They know the words to "Mindless Child of Motherhood" and "Trust Your Heart."
  • They own at least one copy of Kink in both hardcover and paperback.
  • They know why it's funny for Dave to sing "David Watts" at his live shows.
  • They aren't heartbroken that Dave has chosen not to include "Lola" in his solo show.
  • They call it "Strangers," not "Where Ya Goin' To..."
  • They can list the tracks intended for The Album That Never Was, even though it never was.
  • They've refused to buy another album from Warner Bros. until Chosen People is released on CD.
  • They know the true name of "the barcode album."1
  • They've considered buying another car to use up that last KPS bumper sticker they got from FranK Lima.
  • They can understand this list was written "tongue-in-cheek."

The RDF Kollective traces its beginnings to May 7, 1997, when a pair of Fans from Ann Arbor, Michigan were completely blown away by Dave's show at the House of Blues in Chicago. It has grown over the months to encompass members from Michigan, through the East Coast, and in the UK.

So far, we've refrained from commercializing this, having only made up some tee shirts for our own use. At the Northampton, Massachusetts show, we presented Dave with a shirt of his own, bearing the emblem that appears at the top of each page on this Web site, and declared him honorary lifetime "RDF #0."


And Now, A Word From Our Sponsors

Fritz, Leslie, Joanne and David at the Mohegan Sun

Fritz Milhaupt, Leslie Ohanian, Joanne Corsano and David Fleming
Photo by Olga Ruocco.

With attractive fans like these, can there be any wonder why he's out touring?

Leslie and Fritz comprise the Raving Dave Fan kontingent based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since 1997, they have logged many thousands of miles traveling to Dave's shows.

Joanne and David are based in the Boston area. They've been known to travel incredible distances to see Dave live, too!