Andy & Jez will be DJing at a special Dyslexia Awareness benefit gig at the Manchester Ritz, November 27th. The gig also features a live set by Badly Drawn Boy & The Hayley Faye Band among others. Tickets priced £15 are now available to ticketline.
The free concert at the city of Manchester stadium, will not take place inside the stadium, but in the East car park outside the stadium. Which is just as cool right? They wont ruin the grass on the pitch and all that. :)
Watch doves receive their free Umbro/City merch on the tour bus in NYC:
The big question now is, will they wear the t-shirts at the show?
If you follow Man City, then this one is for you! Doves are to play a free show at the City of Manchester Stadium to 5000 fans, confirmed by Man City’s official website this morning.
Live From City coming to CoMS
Doves have been confirmed for an exciting new concert in the City Of Manchester stadium. The band will play for 2,500 ticket holders and their best friend, with tickets only available to those who purchase the new Manchester City home kit.
Lifelong football fans, Doves were honoured to be asked to participate in the event. Singer Jimi Goodwin said in a statement “it is a great honour to be asked to headline this event. I’ve been a City supporter all my life, so playing to a crowd of 5,000 people with the City of Manchester Stadium in the background is going to be an amazing experience.”
Also due to perform is Mike Pickering, the DJ whose ‘Nude’ nights in the Hacienda helped launch the club. A major figure in the story of both the club and Factory Records, Pickering is also a life long Manchester City supporter.
Joining the bill are Twisted Wheel, who recently supported Oasis at their Heaton Park shows. Hotly tipped act Kid British is also scheduled to play, with indie newcomers The Answering Machine due to perform at the event.
In addition to this a host of young musical talent from from Manchester City’s Kickz programme are due to perform, with the famous MCFC Big Band also set to drop by.
City’s 2009-10 season home kit, which will be available exclusively from City’s stores and via www.mcfc.co.uk, can be pre ordered online from 9.00am on 1st July and the first 2,500 people to do so will have the chance to request a pair of free tickets to this one-off event. Those fans who pre order will receive their shirts on 17th July, enabling ticket winners to wear it to the gig that evening.
Not only are Umbro and MCFC giving away 5,000 tickets, they’re also offering the chance for one budding Manchester DJ to play live at the event through a competition online at www.mcfc.co.uk from 1st July. Xfm’s Gareth Brooks and Mike Pickering will choose the winner who will support these fantastic acts.
For all the info, visit Man City’s Official website.
Here’s a couple more reviews of the Terminal 5 show on June 5th, alongside a great set of photos from music site, The Trip Wire.com…
To view the rest of The Trip Wire’s photos (and a cute haiku), click here.
…the Manchester trio played NYC’s multi-leveled Terminal 5 last night, and not only did they play it, they sold it out, at $37 per ticket, no less. The fact it was their first local show in four years surely helped, but the resounding success of their layered, atmospheric indie rock remains: Doves are a force to be reckoned with.
The encore, which included the melancholy ‘Last Broadcast’ and the sweet lullaby-like ‘There Goes the Fear’, kept people riveted until the very last moments… and made for some very clogged exits at the end of the night, as no one appears to have been able to sneak away early from the gorgeously hypnotic set.
To read the rest of EMI.com’s review and see a few more photos from the show, click here.
Overall, I couldn’t hear Jimi Goodwin’s bass, but his distinctive vocals were consistently spot-on all night. Also, the band’s sequencing (controlled by the mysterious man crouching behind the drums?) was a little off, leaving some parts to come in at the incorrect time or not at all. (Or again, maybe I just couldn’t hear them?) Still, Doves soldiered through and seemed in good and gracious spirits.
Click here, to read the full review at kevchino.com.
Not until the third song into the show did Goodwin’s vocals warm up and the way he belted his voice throughout the venue was simply astounding. Every nuance while he was singing was similar, if not better, than any of his work done in a recording studio; seeing the Doves live was turning out to be quite an unexpected treat.
With songs such as “Pounding” and “Black and White Town“, the crowd was soon singing along, swept off their feet with each song that was played. Their title-track “Kingdom of Rust” was another favorite from the new album and the addition of keyboardist Martin Rebelski made his impact known. Rebelski certainly fit right in as well, practically hidden behind the mounds of keyboards and sound equipment in the far back right corner of the stage.
Click here, to read MusicUnderFire.com’s full review.
Oddly enough, most of their upbeat rockers, aside from “Black and White Town,” never really reached any point of combustion. This may have been a problem to do with improper sound leveling, but “Pounding,” didn’t emphasize much change in drum dynamics. “The Outsiders,” almost completely hid the bassline in the first verse that takes as much of the lead melody as the guitar. This song sounded superb on their performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, so one has to wonder what went wrong if it sounded good on a cheap tinny TV. In this respect, their studio production wins outright.
To make up for these blips that, for the most part, didn’t seem to be judgment errors on the side of the musicians, Doves outperformed any notion of high expectation on almost every other song. They played 17 songs, and I would say that 10 of them could have been the high points of the show.
To read the full review at Phrequency Blog (and view a great gallery of pictures), click here.
Music Festival listings site, Virtual Festivals.com, currently has a competition to win tickets to this year’s Hop Farm Festival (featuring Doves).
After the success of its inaugural year in 2008, The Hop Farm Festival is set to return in July as an extended three-day event. The event will be held on The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge in Kent, which is less than an hour from London and is set to bring the festival back to basics. With acts like Paul Weller, Pigeon Detectives, Florence & The Machine, Editors, Doves, Noah and the Whale, 2 Many DJs, Super Furry Animals, The Fratellis. It’s set to be an amazing 3 days of pure festival feeling, with no sponsorship, VIP areas or registration.
The closing date of the competition is June 25th. Click here to enter the competition. You will need to register at the site, prior to submitting your entry.