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- Posted on Dec 20th 2009 5:30PM by Liz Colville
"Ray is extremely disappointed that the 2010 Come Dancing Tour will not be happening and will be issuing a statement in due course. I'm sorry many of you have been left without information. I won't be able to answer questions until I have been given the full statement."
The musical, which had its first run in 2008 and was closed this year, was set to be revived by director Bill Kenwright in 2010.
The news comes just a few days after it was announced that filmmaker Julien Temple, who has directed documentaries about the Sex Pistols and Glastonbury, is working on a movie about the Kinks. Davies is working with Temple on the project, and it is likely to shed light on the tumultuous relationship between Davies and his younger brother and bandmate Dave, the Daily Mail reports.
The brothers, perhaps as famous for their rivalrous spats as their music, did reconcile in 2004 after they both had traumatic experiences -- Ray was shot by a mugger and Dave had a stroke. The pair moved in together to "convalesce," according to the Mail, but the reunion proved to be short-lived. Ray likened the experience to "a horrible Joe Orton script."
Later, speculation swirled that the band, which broke up in 1996, would be reuniting when Ray said he was interested in the idea. But Dave quashed the rumors.
"It would be like a poor remake of 'Night of the Living Dead,'" he said in November 2007. "Ray has been doing Karaoke Kinks shows since 1996." Adding fuel to the fire, he attacked Ray's songwriting skills, saying, "I wrote a song called 'Where Pigs Fly,' Ray wrote ten songs out of it. One of them was 'Hatred,' one was 'Lola' and the other eight were 'You Really Got Me.'"
Without the musical, Ray is still busy, having released a holiday-appropriate reinterpretation of Kinks songs called 'The Kinks Choral Collection' in November. "The first rule was not to try and rerecord the Kinks' material," he recently explained in an interview with Spinner. "I wanted to interpret the songs in a new way. The challenge was not to make it karaoke."