LA Reviews

Billboard have given the LA Wiltern a positive review:

Purple lights bathed the crowd in the mellow gauze of the new album’s “10:03″ while distressed images of x-rays and insects flashed across the video screens during “Rise”— one of three standouts played from the group’s 2000 debut “Lost Souls,” along with first and second encores “Firesuite” and “Here It Comes,” respectively.

Andy Williams’ fervent drumming is often times the focal point of the band’s onstage chemistry, evidenced most clearly during the mammoth thump of a crowd favorite, “Black And White Town.” Watching brother Jez squeeze every drop out of his effects-drenched guitar rig during the set’s closing number, “There Goes The Fear,” was almost as compelling.

To read the full review, click here. have also given the LA show a very positive review:

It wasn’t that brothers Jez and Andy Williams, along with bassist and primary vocalist Jimi Goodwin (all ably backed by Martin Rebelski on keys) so much delivered scorching performances as much as they simply maximized each song’s live potential. In this setting, newer numbers from Kingdom Of Rust (including the countrified title track and especially “The Outsiders”) suffered no risk of being overwhelmed by older, near-iconic songs such as “Pounding,” “Words,” “Snowden,” or “Almost Forgot Myself.” Contextually speaking, the “new stuff” shone brighter than on album and as brightly as anything else they’ve done in concert previously.

To read the full review, click here. Note: Doves did not support Coldplay on their first US tour. Doves played their own headline tour early 2001. Doves had The Strokes supporting on that tour!

More Chart News

Kingdom of Rust placed 11th in the European Top 100 Albums chart. The album sold 44,978 units in the UK alone.

More chart placings:

Canada: #79
Ireland: #8

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More Chart News

Kingdom Of Rust reached number 88 on the US billboard chart selling 8000 copies. A much better placing than Some Cities (111) but not as good as the Last Broadcast (83).

The album fared much better on the Australian ARIA chart, reaching number 34.

Chart News

Doves management have said Kingdom Of Rust missed out the number one spot by only four copies! So if you did not manage to buy a copy…

The Kingdom Of Rust single got to #2 on the billboard hot singles sales chart, beaten only by Beyonce.

Doves go back out on the road this week to support Kingdom of Rust. Tour starts in Cambridge on Wednesday at the Corn Exchange. Tickets are still available to purchase at SeeTickets.