Gunnersville London

Earlier today Doves announced another London appearance for later this year. Doves will play Gunnersbury Park on September 6th as part of the Gunnersville concert series.

For tickets, including presale info visit the Gunnersville.com

Festival Season

Doves have started prepping for the festival season! First up is Bearded Theory on Sunday week. Here’s how the summer is looking so far, with possibly more to be added..

26 Bearded Theory Catton Hall, Derbyshire Tickets

June

07 Manchester Heaton Park Tickets

08 Glasgow SWG3 Galvanizers Yard Tickets

16 Dublin Malahide Castle Tickets

July

16 Somerset House, London SOLD OUT

21 Tramlines Festival Sheffield Tickets

26 Brighton Racecourse Tickets 

27 Kendal Calling Tickets

28 Birmingham Innercity Live at Perry Park Tickets 

August

23 Victorious Festival Portsmouth Tickets

Jimi on Songs Of Insolence

Jimi recently guested on Andy Votel’s Songs of Insolence radio show. You can listen to the show here. Includes a good shout out for Chicago local RP Boo, with his south side MLK Drive parade track Banging on King Drive!

Top sellers

Interest in Doves doesn’t appear to have waned one bit! The vinyl reissues announced earlier today appear to be selling well going by the Amazon UK vinyl chart..

The combined CD & Vinyl chart make similar happy viewing, only the latest Now compilation holding the vinyl off top spot!

Sadly lost in the mix today, this beauty of a poster for the newly announced Brighton gig! This poster makes me want to go to the Brighton! Alas I cannot, so get those winter dates announced please…

Vinyl Reissues!

Doves are excited to announce the release of numbered, limited edition, 2LP coloured vinyl packages of their first three albums.

Lost Souls, The Last Broadcast and Some Cities will be released on Friday 31st, all with original artwork, sleeve notes and a download code. You can pre-order yours here: https://Doves.lnk.to/2LPReissue 

Amazon: Lost Souls / The Last Broadcast / Some Cities

Piccadilly Records: Lost Souls / The Last Broadcast / Some Cities

Record Store: Lost Souls / The Last Broadcast / Some Cities

Summer Shows

Doves have added a couple more live shows to their summer schedule. Just announced are:

July 26th Brighton Racecourse. Pre-sale from Friday 10am here

July 28th Birmingham Innercity Live at Perry Park. Pre-sale from Friday 10am here.

Stay tuned for more news from Doves..

Red Room Vinyl

For Doves train spotter fans only.. Here’s a wee hidden gem found thanks to Reform Doves!

An unheard of (by me anyways) live acoustic version of Black & White Town issued as part of a vinyl promo box set by the US retail giant Target. Released in 2005, the live version I believe is taken from this performance in Amsterdam recorded in February of 05.

A neat find! I don’t recall this release being advertised at the time. A cheaper CD version of the release can also be found on discogs for you completists out there.

Do you know of any rarer than rocking horse shit Doves stuff out there? Drop me a line!

Gigwise Review

Gigwise today posted their review of the RAH gig. A lovely review from a website that has always been supporters of Doves.

Check out the review here.

Lost Souls Turns 19 Today!

Flyer for the album launch event at the London Scala.

19 years ago today Lost Souls was finally released. Maybe now we can allow ourselves to dream of a twentieth anniversary box set full of demos, live cuts, videos and whatever they can dig out of the vaults?! A reissue of the vinyl is due out soon at least.

ICYMI: I spoke to Andy & band manager Dave Rofe late last year about the Cedar EP. Plenty of talk about the making of Lost Souls. Links:

Andy Interview / Dave Rofe Interview

Doves live at the Parr Hall, Warrington Mar 2019.

Doves Live Return Round Up

So after all that, Doves are back! Apologies for the lack of updates. Lots of traveling, family time before returning to the states, but in case you missed what happened..

Warrington Setlist

Unsurprisingly, the band played it safe with the setlist, plenty of fans favorites, of course they couldn’t play them all. Darker got a rare live outing, first time since 04 maybe? The Outsiders was also a surprise choice for some. After 9 years away the band sounded well rehearsed to my ears.

Royal Albert Hall setlist

A shorter set at the Royal Albert Hall, due to an 11pm curfew. An even better performance than the night before I thought. Some media reaction…readers beware, those reviews are a bit odd in places!

NME / The Times ****/ The Telegraph ****

Stereogum also celebrates Doves live return, picking their top 10 Doves tunes here. Some interesting choices in there for sure.

Doves next scheduled live performance is on May 26th at Bearded Theory.

 

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