Brighton & Birmingham Set Times

Set times for Brighton:

5:00pm – The Twang
6:30pm – The Coral
7:30pm – Feeder
9:30pm – Doves
10:55pm – Event finishes

Full details at the Brighton Racecourse website. Birmingham..

If your going to either of these or Kendal Calling then have fun!

Sheffield Tramlines

Another festival in the bag for Doves, this time it was Tramlines in Sheffield. The accounts I’m hearing from this show, the crowd were well up for Doves return to Sheffield. The tent was packed and jumping as you can see from the video above.

Thanks to Bob, the setlist ran something like..

Black & White Town
Last Broadcast
The Outsiders
Kingdom of Rust
Caught By the River
The Cedar Room
The Fear

A busy weekend ahead for Doves with headline shows in Brighton, Kendal Calling & Birmingham.

Tea Street Band

If you saw Jimi live on tour in 2014, there’s a good chance you may have seen the opening band, The Tea Street Band.

Jimi has remixed their track Only Love. Its available on 7″ vinyl which can be ordered via there website or Picadilly Records.

The Guardian Somerset House Review

It’s the older tracks that most provoke these communal happy/sad moments, in particular the encore’s one-two punch of The Cedar Room – their debut single, colossal Bonham-esque drums underpinning its slow-burn mantra – and There Goes the Fear, perhaps Doves’ signature tune. Tonight, it sounds like Radiohead’s No Surprises set to disco hi-hat, Goodwin weaving his generation’s free-floating anxiety into something comforting and anthemic that draws people together. You wonder how many here have had their fried post-party minds soothed and guided back to safety by Doves’ music over the years; certainly, it’s a trick they’ve pulled off again.

An excerpt from today’s four star Guardian review. Read the full review here.

Somerset House

Doves returned to Somerset House this evening for the first time since 2005. The social media chatter was all about the first outing of the year for Space Face! Timely given the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and Jodrell Bank gaining A UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

Setlist from the gig..

Thanks to Alan for sending in these photos …

If you have photos or setlists from this year or any past gig please feel free send them my way @

Next up for Doves is Tramlines festival in Sheffield on Sunday.

Final Shows of 2019

Black & White Town, Dublin Malahide Castle

Doves announced today that the September 6th London, Gunnersville show will be their last show of the year.

Along with the festival appearances (headline slots at Kendal Calling & Bingley) Doves have four headline shows of there own left this summer. Tickets for these shows are on sale now.

July 26 Brighton, Racecourse –
July 28 Birmingham, Perry Park –
Aug 22 Hull, Zebedees Yard –
Sept 6 London, Gunnersville –

More Eden..

A couple more shots from the Eden performance, with thanks to John.

Doves next gig is at Somerset House in London on July 16th. The gig is advertised as sold out, but at the time of making this post, tickets are still available. Visit the Somerset House website, click on the SOLD OUT and it allows you to purchase tickets. Be quick, I doubt there’s many!

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.



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