Blackpool Empress Dec 17th 2004


Poster sold at the show

New York
Black & White Town
Sky Starts Falling
Caught By The River
The Last Broadcast
Almost Forgot Myself
Where We’re Calling From
The Cedar Room
The Fear

Doves went on a short mini tour of the UK late 2004, to try out new material from the upcoming new album Some Cities. The tour would end on a Friday night at the Blackpool Empress, supported by the rather excellent I Am Kloot. Having seen the band a few times now, this gig is up there as one of their best.

The band treated fans who traveled far and wide with rarely heard tracks like Darker. I suspect the floor at the empress is still reverberating, after the best version of Pounding they have ever done. New material, Opener Snowden, and Ambition especially were set highlights. The band clearly were enjoying themselves. They invited Guy Garvey of Elbow up for several songs, I don’t recall which ones now, not that it really matters. This was a mental gig that will live long in the memory.