Oxegen 2010

Doves at Oxegen 2009 Picture RTE.ie

Just a heads up for those of you attending Oxegen in Ireland. Doves are playing the Vodafone stage at 9:30pm on Saturday. Doves are returning to Oxegen after a successful set last year.

Edinburgh Edge Festival

The Line up for the Edinburgh Edge festival is due to be announced at 12pm today. The Scotsman says Doves are part of the line-up, the festival takes place in August. The Edge Festival was previously known as T on the Fringe.. Doves took part in the 2002 festival at a fantastic sold out Edinburgh Corn Exchange which I wrote about here. The first time I saw Peter Kay on stage!

More concrete info as I have it.

Edit: Gig will take place at the HMV Picture house on August 8th. Tickets priced £18.50 on sale at 9:30am tomorrow.

All the info now up at the Edge Festival website.

Leicester De Monfort Hall

Doves mixed up the set from the previous night in Hull, M62 & Valley having not been played live since 2002. The crowd did not seem up for this one, unlike Hull the previous night, a shame as this is a lovely venue.

Media Review

Support: Cherry Ghost


Hartlepool Tall Ships

Looks like Doves will be playing part of the Hartlepool Tall Ships celebration:

Hartlepool will be centre stage between Saturday 7th and Tuesday 10th August when it hosts the magnificent Tall Ships fleet. The Hartlepool Tall Ships Celebration will be one of England’s biggest free events in 2010 with up to one million visitors expected from Friday 6th until Monday 9th August 2010 at Hartlepool Marina.


Acts include Doves, Echo and The Bunnymen, Ocean Colour Scene, Sheelanagig, Stornoway, Goldheart Assembly, Golden Animals, The Woven Project, The Dave Moseley Band, Lithium Speed Dementia, The Standards, The White Negroes, and The Runwells.

Music Promoter Andy Kelly, who has been working with the Tall Ships team to secure the bands, said: “It’s great to have Ocean Colour Scene confirmed, they’re one of the best live bands in the country! Echo and The Bunnymen are still as effortlessly cool as ever!”

For more info, visit the Tall Ships website.

Mayrhofen Review #2 & Best Of Album Sales

Another short review of Doves set at the Snowbombing festival, this time from the Independent.

Crowd size had no bearing on the quality of the acts. Doves’ set, though sparsely attended –perhaps the band’s thoughtful and melancholic indie did not appeal to the ravers’ party vibe –was a highlight. With a “best of” album on the shelves, the trio provided a set spanning their 20-year career, including “Kingdom of Rust”, “There Goes The Fear” and the Motown pounding of “Black and White Town”. Doves are used to playing in the UK to crowds 10 times the size of this one, so perhaps Jimi Goodwin could have been forgiven for thinking they were performing for Austrians who had no idea who they were. “I can sing that in German”, he said, unaware that the majority of Snowbombers are British.

Don’t forget, you can catch Doves live on Lauren Laverne’s 6 Music show later this morning. Doves will be playing a couple tracks acoustic, then will do an interview. Expect to hear Doves around 11am-12 noon.

Finally, some sales stats for the Best Of album..

The Best Of Doves: The Places Between is this week’s highest new entry debuts at number 12 selling 9,714 copies.

Gaga’s album sold a total of 25,211 copies to stay at number one, the lowest sale for a number one artist album since The Last Broadcast by Doves topped the list selling only 22,437 copies eight years ago next month

Quite revealing figures, I’m sure you will agree. Apparently they are blaming the weather for the poor sales… I should point out that those sales figures for the Last Broadcast, was for its second week at number one. It sold over 52,000 copies first week.

Rumour: North American Tour?

Pure speculation here but the Vancouver Sun reports that its rumoured doves will be appearing in the city soon.

If you’re a fan of rumours, keep your ears to the ground for potential news regarding Vancouver appearances from the likes of Cypress Hill, Del that Funky Homosapien and British rockers Doves. (We’ll keep you posted. We promise.)

Will of course post more if I hear of anything. Keep those fingers crossed!

Doves For V Festival

Doves have been confirmed to play the 4music stage at this year’s V Festival, the same stage the band played back in 2005. The festival takes place over the weekend of August 21-22 in Chelmsford and Staffordshire.

Tickets go on sale 9am Friday. For full details visit the VFestival.com

A Return To Eden!

Doves will be making a return to Cornwall’s Eden Project this summer to play the Eden Sessions with Mumford & Sons. The date being July 2nd, with tickets priced £35 + fees going on sale next Tuedsay March 9th at 6pm from edensessions.com

Of course Doves headlined the first set of Eden Sessions back in 2002, which was released on the DVD Where We’re Calling from.

Winter Olympics Ad Featuring Doves

Vancouver Winter Olympic games ad

As we reported early last year, Pounding is being used in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic games With Glowing Hearts advertisement campaign.

Pretty cool I reckon! Enjoy the games if your watching.

Brit Award Nomination!

Pigs may fly and all that… but yes doves have been nominated for the best British group award at the Brit Awards. Up against Friendly Fires, JLS, Kasabian & Muse. Cheers Teps for the heads up over at the board. I’m sure nobody will admit to liking the awards, I certainly don’t but the recognition would be nice eh?

I believe this is doves first Brit nomination! Edit: Correcting myself here. They were nominated for the same award back in 2003.