Boston

Melophobe.com Boston Review

Photo by Ian Doreian of melophobe.com

Thanks to Beth, for letting us know about this Boston Review. Check it out, for some of the best pictures of the US tour.

In my experience, the most difficult show to review is the one embroiled in mediocrity. Luckily for me, Doves wasted no time creating a dense wall-to-wall melodic soundscape in the House of Blues: a perfect compliment to the massive scrim onto which clever Danny Boyle-like music videos danced for the duration of the concert. The best live acts let you know right from the get-go that you’re going to enjoy yourself.

In the final performance their 2009 North American tour, Doves opening number “Jetstream” from their most recent release Kingdom of Rust functioned as a veritable “look what we can do,” comprised of a three or four minute crescendo that rolled together layers of programmed bass drums and snares, wobbly synthesizers, and surging guitar licks as it tumbled forward. Critics have hailed Kingdom as the group’s most ambitious project, and their performance showed that this ambition translates to the stage.

To read the full review, and see more stunning photos, click here.

Boston Review

Finally, a Boston review has appeared online:

Good things come to those who wait. The Doves, who spent four years flying under the radar after wild success with 2005’s Some Cities, returned to Boston on Sunday night to end a US tour on a pleasantly haunting note.

An excellent setlist set the spellbinding tone at the House of Blues. Touring in support of their latest album, Kingdom of Rust, Doves started the Boston show with three new tunes. The first “Jetstream”, with its slow-building structure, readied the crowd for the rest of the show’s chilling surprises. The band powered through a mix of old and new songs, mostly new, which revealed fans’ approval of the Brit band’s new work.

To read the full review, click here.

Also, thanks to Nate for making us aware of these videos from the Boston show.

Boston House Of Blues Ticket Info

The Boston Sun Chronicle has posted ticket info for Doves’ forthcoming show at the city’s House Of Blues:

The Sun Chronicle.com

The Doves, June 7, 8 p.m., Boston House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. $18 advance, $20 day of show. livenation.com, hob.com/boston or 800-745-3000.

Axis, Boston, MA

Axis, Boston, MA

June 17th 2002

Bootleg: Yes, Audience Recording.

Setlist

Intro
Pounding
There Goes The Fear
Sea Song
Words
Rise
Friday’s Dust
NY
Satellites
Catch The Sun
Caught By The River
The Cedar Room
Here It Comes
Spaceface

Avalon, Boston, MA

Avalon, Boston, MA

June 28th 2001

Bootleg: Yes, WBCN FM Recording & Heavenly promo disc

Tracklisting:
Firesuite
Rise
Sea Song
Catch The Sun
The Man Who Told Everything
Lost Souls
A House
The Cedar Room
Spaceface
Here It Comes
NY

Heavenly Promo disc

WXRV Studios, Boston, MA

WXRV Studios, Boston, MA

June 28th 2001

The River FM Radio Broadcast.

Tracklisting:

NY
The Cedar Room
A House

Paradise, Boston, MA 2001

Paradise, Boston, MA

26th Febuary 2001

Bootleg: Yes, Audience Recording

Setlist

Firesuite
Rise
Sea Song
Break Me Gently
Catch The Sun
The Man Who Told Everything
Lost Souls
A House
NY
The Cedar Room
Here It Comes

Spaceface

 

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