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.
Pop Noir played Temptation in tribute to Rob Gretton. Thanks to badlydrawnwoman for providing the info.
Almost Forgot Myself
The Greatest Denier
Kingdom Of Rust
Black And White Town
Caught By The River
Here It Comes
The Last Broadcast
There Goes The Fear
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.
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!