Fan Photos Of Recent Shows

Doves Music Blog reader, Dalal, has posted two galleries of fantastic photos from the band’s recent shows in Anaheim and San Diego.

Andy & Jez onstage at House of Blues, Anaheim

You can view her galleries by visiting this link:

California Photos & Vancouver Press

Doves & Pop Noir in LA.

Thanks to whrrlmusic over at twitter for pointing out this collection of pictures taken by the Pop Noir guys, of their time back stage with doves at the LA Wiltern.

Check out the OC Weekly picture slideshow taken at the Anaheim show last Friday.

Doves play their final California show tonight in San Francisco. Then its on the Pacific Northwest. On Thursday the band hit Vancouver to play the awesome Commodore Ballroom. Here’s a wee snippet from the British Ccolumbia newspaper the Globe and Mail:

Doves’ latest album, Kingdom of Rust, has been called a Lancastrian Joshua Tree, so strong is the group’s connection to their northern British roots – they even recorded it on a farm near their home town. This is not a new fad: On 2002’s The Last Broadcast, they named a track after a motorway, the M62, recording the song under one of the road’s flyovers. This is their first tour since 2005 and early reports from U.K. gigs suggest this should be a stormer of a show. Thursday, Commodore Ballroom, doors at 8 p.m.

Anaheim Set list

Here is the set list from last night’s show at the House Of Blues, Anaheim. The show was dedicated to Rob Gretton.

Pop Noir played Temptation in tribute to Rob Gretton. Thanks to badlydrawnwoman for providing the info.

Setlist as posted by REM_Monster at Doves’ official messageboard.

May 15th

Winter Hill
Almost Forgot Myself
The Greatest Denier
Kingdom Of Rust
Black And White Town
The Outsiders
Caught By The River

Here It Comes
The Last Broadcast
There Goes The Fear

Glastonbury News

As previously reported, doves will play the John Peel Tent at this year’s Glastonbury festival. Doves will headline on the Friday night (June 26th). There was talk of doves performing more than once at the festival. Will post if we hear any more on that.

Newcastle based caught up with Jimi, at the recent Newcastle show. Interesting, if a rather short interview. Once again, the talk is of a quicker follow up to Kingdom Of Rust:

Are you planning on returning to the barn after the tour?
Yeah, we want to make sure the next record’s out much faster because this one took over four fucking years. At the moment our mate Cherry Ghost is using it, if he hadn’t kicked us out we’d probably still be in there now. Ha ha. But yeah, his stuff’s sounding good. How he won a f****ing Ivor Novello and then got dropped is anyone’s guess.

To read the full interview, click here.

As well as providing support tonight in San Diego, Pop Noir will also be supporting tomorrow at the Anaheim show. doves management, have said that they were offered the support slot because of the link to Steve McGarry (The Pop Noir twins are Steve McGarry’s sons) and Rob Gretton. Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Rob’s passing. RIP!