Once again Glasgow did not disappoint. Of the four shows I caught on the tour, this was by far the best of the lot. Up their with one of the best Doves shows I’ve seen. Both band and crowd were brilliant. An unscheduled performance of Spaceface topped the night off. Cherry Ghost earlier opened playing all new songs to an appreciative audience.
PUSH ME ON
11 MILES OUT
WHERE WE’RE CALLING FROM
HOUSE OF MIRRORS
KINGDOM OF RUST
CATCH THE SUN
Wow what a night in Glasgow. Doves played to a packed out Glasgow Academy, in what was one of the best shows I have seen Doves play in a long time. The crowd played a big part in what was a top top night.
The setlist was similar to Hull, without the Greatest Denier. Doves just had to come back on stage after The Fear to play Spaceface for the first time on the tour
Cheers Glasgow, the best crowd in the UK as always, also a big cheers to big Tam!
The tour continues tomorrow in Blackburn. The blog will pick up coverage of the tour in London on Thursday. See you there!
The band played the final date of the UK tonight in Leeds. By all accounts it was a cracking night. Some saying it was the show of the year so far.
Doves play this weekend’s Radio 1 Big Weekend in Swindon. After which, attention then turns to the North American tour, which kicks off in San Diego on Thursday.
Setlist as posted by Rosie & NLF at doves board.
Leeds Academy, May 8th
Jetstream Snowden Winter Hill Rise Pounding Almost Forgot 10:03 Words Denier Kingdom of Rust Ambition Black & White The Outsiders Caught By ———– Firesuite Here it Comes Last Broadcast The Fear Spaceface
The Leeds Academy gig that is rescheuled for next Friday, had previously been billed as sold out. The tickets that were returned by people who are not able to make the new date, are now available at seetickets. Get them whilst you can!
by admin · Published April 29, 2009
· Last modified November 12, 2010
The band played the regular set, last night in Sheffield. Though Firesuite was played instead of Northenden. I believe this to be the first performance of Firesuite this year. Hopefully the first of many.
The Manchester Evening News have given last night’s show at the Academy the thumbs up:
Their fourth album, the excellent Kingdom of Rust, doesn’t reinvent Doves into something unrecognisable, but it certainly broadens their musical horizons and as ever, live, every moment is sonically enhanced into something epic and communal.
This is no more evident than on opener Jetstream. It’s always been palpable, but never before have Doves so eagerly recalled their early Hacienda influences and the result is a wonderful amalgamation of throbbing bass, subtle Krautrock ticks and shimmering guitars that soar majestically.
Highlights keep coming. Winter Hill may have a guitar lick reminiscent of U2 (there, I said it) but it is a trademark Doves favourite in waiting.