For the chutney munchers..

Setlist thanks to friend of the blog, Kath. Kath also adds that Ain’t No Love was played whilst the crew was taking down Doves equipment! 🙂

Yesterday saw Doves return to the Eden Project in Cornwall, where they joined Nile Rodgers & Chic. Doves played for an hour, I’m told the crowd were not too terribly enthusiastic, with large crowds sitting at the back waiting for the main draw. Fair enough, though the gig may be remembered for Jimi’s shout out to the large crowd sat down at the back..

Come down to the front, all you chutney munching basket weavers

With thanks to friend of the blog John McNulty for the photos & Jimi’s quote.

Doves Forum

You asked for it… For those of you who don’t facebook, or would prefer not to, the old Doves Forum has been brought back to life. Join the (old school) cool kids..

Doves Forum

Bingley Weekender

Doves have been confirmed as the Saturday headliners for the Bingley Weekender festival.

Tickets for the festival are on sale here.

In other festival news. Gabe Gurnsey (Factory Floor) will join Doves at Somerset House, London on July 16th. Tickets are long sold out for this show. Tickets are available for the London, Gunnersbury Park show on September 6th here.

How we made Sub Sub’s Ain’t No Love

Today’s issue of the Guardian ran a cool piece on Sub Sub’s Ain’t No Love (Ain’t No Use). Andy Welch interviewed all involved including Melanie Williams. A fascinating insight into how the track come about, read the full interview here.

Uncut has run a similar feature on the August edition of the mag. There feature is focused on how Doves wrote There Goes the Fear. Go check it out!

Dublin Setlist

This past Sunday saw Doves join Noel Gallagher at Malahide Castle in Dublin. Here’s the setlist..

Thanks to Chris Broad at Doves Fans facebook page

Here’s some great shots from the show taken by Robert Madden..

Photo by Robert Madden
Photo by Robert Madden
Photo by Robert Madden

Next up for Doves is a slot at the Eden Project in Cornwall with Nile Rodgers & Chic on Sunday.

Andy on Radio X

Radio X spoke to Andy at the Heaton Park. Some nice comments regarding playing live and recording new material.

In other News. Further support acts have been confirmed for a couple gigs. At Birmingham Innercity Live, The Twang have been added to the bill that already included Johnny Marr & The Coral.

Feeder will join Doves in Brighton along with The Coral. Busy times..

Innercity Live Hull

Doves are pleased to announce another Innercity Live show, this time in Hull at Zebedees Yard on August 22nd with Idlewild.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am.

Heaton Photo

Cool photo taken at Heaton Park by Lee Heyes.

Glasgow Tonight

Glasgow setlist as posted by Helen Pilmer at Doves Fans forum

Another day, another setlist, just like old times! 🙂 The universal reaction post gig is nothing but unanimous praise, sounds as if the band are starting to take flight live. Here’s a snap from the back stage…

Love this shot posted on twitter by lien yelnam

Heaton Park

Heaton Park photo by James Bimson

This evening Doves joined Noel Gallagher at Heaton Park, Manchester for their first Manchester gig since 2010. Here’s the setlist played, more as I get it!

Heaton Park Setlist

Black and White Town
Kingdom of Rust
The Last Broadcast
Winter Hill
Caught by the River
The Cedar Room
There Goes the Fear



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