Sell Out

Unsurprisingly tickets for Doves Teenage Cancer Trust show at the Royal Albert Hall sold out quick on Friday, the fastest seller of the concert series apparently! If you were unlucky not to get tickets, keep your eye on the official sites, there have been reports across social media of tickets popping up on the official ticket selling sites over the weekend. Failing that the TCT have partnered with Twickets who will donate their booking fee to the TCT:

Teenage Cancer Trust Tickets at Twickets

As previously mentioned Doves will join Noel Gallagher in Manchester & Dublin in June. Tickets on sale via these links:

June 7th Manchester Heaton Park Tickets

June 16th Dublin Malahide Castle Tickets

More gig announcements are expected.

Jimi 6 Music Interview

Jimi spoke with Elizabeth Alker at 6 Music the other day, you can listen to the interview at the 6 Music site here. It starts about 45 minutes in. Jimi talks about the possibility of new material and just being back with Doves.

I believe Doves have played Heaton Park in the past, 1999 as part of a free Radio 1 live fest thing along with the likes of James. There is a¬†bootleg out there, not that I have it or anything! ūüėČ

Whilst we’re delving into the past, here is the page for the last time Doves played the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust back in 03. The reviewer is complaining about having to pay¬†¬£3.50 for a pint of lager!

Jez Interview + Noel G Dates

Along with the news Doves are back with a gig at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust, today we also learned that Doves will join¬†Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at two shows. At Dublin’s Malahide Castle and a hometown show at Manchester’s Heaton Park. Full details on the tour page.

Radio X’s Gordon Smart caught up with Jez live earlier today to get Jez’s thoughts on today’s news and how it all came about. You can listen to the full interview here, it starts 30 minutes in. If you don’t have the time to listen, the big take-away from it is that Doves apparently “reformed” over a cup of coffee! Here’s an exclusive shot of the meeting..

DOVES ARE BACK!

The waiting is over! In 2010 Doves announced an indefinite pause. Nothing lasts forever. Doves will break their hiatus to perform for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, London on Friday 29 March 2019. Tickets go on sale Friday 9am. More announcements to follow.

For ticket info visit the Teenage Cancer Trust website.

After almost a decade away Doves have resumed live rehearsals and creative exchanges. DMB will of course follow the band through what promises to be an exciting 2019!

For the very latest breaking news, follow the band on social media Twitter / Facebook and their newly created Instagram

The official website is now live at dovesofficial.com 

The old Doves web forum is incredibly busy at its new home on facebook, feel free to join! The old web version is still online here.

Phew! Cya on the road.

20 years of the Cedar EP!

20 years ago today Doves announced their arrival with their debut release the Cedar EP! 1000 copies were pressed and released on their own Casino label through Rob’s Records.

I recently caught up with Andy and band manager Dave Rofe to discuss the Cedar EP and how it all came about. You can check out what they had to say…

Interview with Andy Williams

Interview with Dave Rofe

Doves have kindly offered up a signed super rare test pressing of the Cedar EP. To be in with a chance of winning this record, all you got to do is take a picture of something Doves related you own and post it to either Doves Fans group under the competition post, tweet @Dovesmusicblog using the hashtag #cedarepcomp or email to dovesmusicblog@gmail.com using the subject cedar ep comp.

The picture can be of absolutely anything Doves related, a copy of a album, t shirt, your vinyl collection..whatever you fancy.

I will pick at random up to 10 from each medium and draw one lucky winner from a chipped Doves mug!

 

Cedar EP

 

Friday November 9th marks 20 years since Doves announced their arrival with the debut release the Cedar EP! I recently caught up with Andy Williams and band manager Dave Rofe, who gave me their thoughts on the Cedar EP and all things Doves from that time period. The interviews will be on the site from Friday.

Doves have signed a super rare Cedar EP 12″ test pressing. We’ll be offering that up to one lucky reader, details to follow!

The Cedar Room 20th Anniversary

Almost 20 years ago November 9th 1998 to be exact, Doves announced their arrival with their debut release the Cedar EP. 20 years on we plan to celebrate the 20th anniversary, we need your help!

Have you got anything you would like to share with the masses from the 98-99 period? Maybe a photo, a press cutting, a gig memory, a story of meeting the guys at the time or whatever you can think of that may be of interest.

You can post whatever you have either on the active Doves fans discussion group on the official facebook page, tweet @dovesmusicblog or you can email dovesmusicblog@gmail.com Would love to hear from you!

An Apology to Jimi Goodwin

Published author Joseph Rogers saw Jimi live in Cardiff a few years back, whilst Jimi was touring the Odludek album. Joe wrote an account of the gig and his chance meeting with Jimi. Its a thoroughly enjoyable read, please don’t take my word for, go check it out. Thank you to Joe for allowing me to post the entire article for fans of Jimi/Doves to enjoy.

An Apology to Jimi Goodwin

¬©Joseph Rogers. This is an account based on true events. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of information, neither the author or publisher is responsible for any errors or omissions present. Dialogue is not necessarily representative of the thoughts of person(s) /organisation(s) mentioned and are a recollection of the author’s account of events – not an official record of the event. This work is part of an (as yet) untitled larger project for possible future release. For more information on this and other projects, please contact Joseph on Twitter @TheJRogers

The Petition

The petition to get Doves to reform has generated a wee bit of buzz on social media! If nothing else it has got people talking about Doves again which ain’t such a bad thing. The petition was first picked up by¬†nbhap.com¬†who may recall interviewed Doves regarding the 15th year anniversary.

Now Manchester based thejournalix have also put their weight behind the petition.

As I write this, it nears 500 signatures! Kudos to you Scott!

Happy New Year!

Still in business! Happy New Year to you. As per usual not too much going on, but one fan is so fed up with the hiatus that he has started a petition..

Titled “Encourage Doves to reform” you can sign it here. Best of luck!

 

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