Australia

Melbourne Setlist

The setlist from last night’s show at the Melbourne Palace Theatre.

Doves @ Splendour In The Grass

Earlier today, doves performed at the Splendour In The Grass festival in Byron Bay, Australia. Here’s some of the coverage from twitter & TripleJ.

Jimi spoke to tripleJ radio earlier. Some of it has been featured on a blog post “Doves Last Blogcast”.

Here’s a bit of the interview:

When did you get to Byron – any time off on this tour? What’s your impressions so far?

we landed in byron at about 1.00pm today straight from Japan so we haven’t had a chance to see this amazing town this time round ( but we were here in 2005 and had a few days off and had a great time)

To read the full interview, visit the last blogcast here.

For more of tripleJ’s coverage of Splendour In The Grass, including some pro shot pictures of doves set, head over to their festival homepage here.

Some pictures found on twitter..

Photo by Twitter user @MWhittingham

Photo by Twitter user @triplej

More as we have it.

Fuji Rock Review

Picture from fujirockexpress.net

fujirockexpress.net has posted a positive review of doves Friday set at Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival.

Doves brought their mellow Brit rock to the Green Stage on Friday afternoon, along with some mellow weather.They played a cross section of tunes from Some Cities and The Last Broadcast and they trotted out “Kingdom Of Rust” from their new album of the same name about half way through. When they started, a light mist of rain shrouded the Green Stage, but as they got into the middle of their set and Jimi Goodwin said thanks to that rain and that “we all need a little rain in our life, it makes things beautiful” and suddenly it stopped. The sky brightened, and warm and surprisingly dry breeze brought the smiles out. Rain ponchos and caps came off, people dance a little more, and the kids started playing.

To read the full review, click here.

Picture from Bounce.com

If you can read Japanese, you can read about doves views on Fuji Rock and who they plan on seeing, at bounce.com before leaving for Australia here.

Next stop is Splendour in the Grass tomorrow (26th) Doves are due to play on the main Supertop stage at 5pm for an hour. Then its on to Melbourne the first of four headline shows in Oz. As ever, do email us your reviews/pictures from the shows. We will put them up.

Australia Tour News

Due to popular demand, doves Melbourne show has been moved from the Billboard to the Palace Theatre. The Billboard show had long since sold out. The change of venue means more tickets are available now. Get them at ticketek before they sell out again.

No further dates will be added to the Australian tour. The tour looks like this:

26 Jul – Byron Bay, Splendour In The Grass
28 Jul – Palace Theatre, Melbourne
29 Jul – Metro Theatre, Sydney
30 Jul – Metro Theatre, Sydney SOLD OUT
01 Aug – Capitol, Perth SOLD OUT

Queensland band The Middle East, will support the four headline shows. Adelaide Band Leader Cheetah will also provide support for the second Sydney Metro show on the 30th.

Jez Speaks to The Vine

Ahead of doves tour of Australia, Jez spoke to The vine.com.au about the new album and his past memories of touring Australia.

Four years is a long time in the music industry and even longer when it comes to technology. What was it like coming back and suddenly needing a MySpace, a Facebook, Twitter, free downloads et al?

We literally went away and the whole music landscape changed. Giving away a free download was a new one for us. It’s pretty mad really but once you get your head around it, the whole new digital domain makes sense in its own strange little way. It’d be nice to get paid for each record we sell, but most people seem to download it for free now, don’t they?

And then they justify it by saying ‘it’s okay, I’ll see them when they play live” but you can only play so many shows a year.

A lot of bands make their money that way but for us to come to Australia, it costs twice the amount we make from tickets. It’s a fucker, man. To be honest I wish our Australian tour was longer but somebody didn’t put their neck out. Some bright spark reckoned we should only do four shows but I think we could have done the whole east coast.

To read the full interview, click here.

Splendour In The Grass Confirmed

The official Splendour In The Grass website has confirmed that doves will be appearing at the festival. This will be doves third appearance at Spendour, having appeared at the festival in 2002 & 2005.

Extra Sydney Date Added

Doves shows in Sydney & Melbourne have sold out! Fear not, as an extra Sydney date has been added due to the demand. So the revised Australian tour dates are:

Tuesday 28 July – Billboard, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Wednesday 29 July – The Metro Theatre, Sydney NEW SHOW ON SALE FRIDAY 12 JUNE
Thursday 30 July – The Metro Theatre, Sydney SOLD OUT
Saturday 1 August – Capitol, Perth GET TICKETS

As reported in the Australian press. It is expected doves will be announced to play Splendour In The Grass. Nothing has been confirmed as yet.

Thanks to Pakwoman at doves board for the heads up.

Australia Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets for doves Australian tour are now on sale. Its expected these shows will sellout pretty quickly, so get your tickets now:

JULY

28th Billboards, Melbourne Get Tickets
30th The Metro, Sydney Get Tickets

AUGUST

1ST Capitol, Perth Get Tickets

Australia Tour

Faster Louder have today announced doves will be touring down under late july:

Four years after they last wowed us, Mancunian mainstays Doves are headed back to Australia. FasterLouder is chuffed to be on board for this winter tour – which might even include a “yet to be announced appearance at a certain sold-out festival”.

The impetus for the return visit is Doves’ fourth (and arguably best) album Kingdom of Rust, described by FL’s reviewer as “demonstrative of a band at its peak”. They’ve twice played Splendour In The Grass, in 2002 and 2005, earning enraptured reports both times. While undoubtedly special at a festival, the trio’s indie-rock charms will only be magnified in a theatre setting.

Doves play these shows in winter, proudly presented by FasterLouder. Tickets on sale 9.00am Thursday 4 June.


Tuesday 28 July – Billboard, Melbourne (Tickets on qjump )
Thursday 30 July – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Saturday 1 August – Capitol, Perth

New Interview With Triple J Radio

Jimi recently spoke with Australia’s Triple J Radio, via a phone interview with DJ Zan Rowe.

Triple J

Jimi from Doves tells you about their Kingdom of Rust…

Manchester band Doves are, this week, releasing their fourth album. The trio have long traded in epic, drama filled music. You hear Jimi Goodwin’s voice and you know you’re listening to a Doves album.

It took four years for Doves to give us a new record, and interestingly they’ve changed it up on their latest Kingdom of Rust. There’s krautrock, disco and electro elements this time around, but they’ve still kept their trademark sweeping guitar sound.

Last week I got onto the phone with lead singer Jimi from the band to talk about the new album, and asked him why they took so long to create Kingdom Of Rust.

To download an MP3 of the interview, right-click and save this link. To subscribe to Zan Rowe’s XML feed, click here.

 

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