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Archive: Last Call With Carson Daly (AVI)

Here’s an Xvid-encoded AVI of Doves’ appearance on Last Call With Carson Daly, as promised earlier this week.

Doves on Last Call With Carson Daly

Click here to download the video.

Unlike the previously-posted MP4 file, this AVI has been encoded to be standalone-compatible with most new DVD or AV players which are equipped to play DivX files.

Thanks again, to NorthWestTapers for capturing the HDTV source file.

San Diego Setlist

Thanks to our readers, Jason and José, we can confirm the setlist of last night’s show at the House of Blues, San Diego:

Winter Hill
Almost Forgot Myself
The Greatest Denier
Kingdom of Rust
Black And White Town
The Outsiders
Caught By The River
Here It Comes
The Last Broadcast
There Goes The Fear Again

(Ninety minutes set).

San Diego Setlist

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Live on FM94/9 Tonight!

Doves will be co-hosting FM94/9’s big sonic chill tonight straight after the show at the House Of Blues, which is presented by FM94/9. You can listen to doves doing a spot of overtime live. Just visit the FM94/9 website, then hit listen live. The show starts at 9m, doves will obviously be on stage at that time. So expect doves anytime after 11pm or so.

EDIT: Jimi popped into the FM94/9 studio’s this afternoon for a brief chat. doves will be on the big sonic chill at midnight tonight! Damn, I hope that overtime rate of pay is good. ;)

Doves To Play Jersey Live Festival

efestivals has today reported that Doves have been added to the lineup of this year’s Jersey Live festival. The festival will take place in Jersey, C.I., the weekend of September 5th and 6th 2009.

There’s currently no confirmation at the festival’s official website, or indeed, at Doves’ official site – but expect more details soon.

North American Tour

Doves first North American tour since the fall of 2005, kicks off on Thursday at the downtown San Diego House of Blues. Tickets are still available for this show and for all other US & Canadian dates. So if you have not got your tickets yet, then all the links you need are listed below.

Pop Noir will provide the support for the San Diego & Anaheim shows. Then Wild Light will be supporting for the rest of the dates.

Doves will be appearing at the following cities:

5/14, San Diego, CA (House of Blues) Get Tickets
5/15, Anaheim, CA (House of Blues) Get Tickets
5/16, Los Angeles, CA (The Wiltern) Get Tickets
5/18, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore) Get Tickets
5/19, Eugene, OR, (McDonald Theatre) Get Tickets CANCELED
5/20, Seattle, WA (The Crocodile) Get Tickets
5/21, Vancouver, BC, (Commodore Ballroom) Get Tickets
5/22, Portland, OR, (Wonder Ballroom) Get Tickets
5/23, George, WA, (Sasquatch! Festival) Get Tickets
5/26, Denver, CO, (Gothic Theatre) Get Tickets
5/28, Minneapolis, MN, (Varsity Theatre) Get Tickets
5/29, Chicago, IL, (Vic Theatre) Get Tickets
5/30, Detroit, MI, (Majestic Theatre) Get Tickets
6/1, Toronto, ON (Kool Haus) Get Tickets
6/2, Montreal, QC (Le National) Get Tickets
6/4, New York, NY (Terminal 5) Get Tickets
6/5, Philadelphia, PA (The Trocadero) Get Tickets
6/6, Washington, DC (9.30 Club) Get Tickets
6/7, Boston, MA (House of Blues) Get Tickets

We will be reporting from Minneapolis, Chicago & Detroit. Look out for live updates from the shows at our twitter account. Full reports & pictures (hopefully) will follow shortly after.

Most important thing.. for those of you who are attending shows, have the most amazing time! Really, who knows when they will be back. If you want to submit a review/photos from your show, drop us a line. We will gladly post it all. Here’s to a great tour!

Norwich UEA Review

The East Anglian Daily Times has posted a good review of last night’s UEA show:

DOVES are without doubt one of Britain’s best bands – so why are they still playing relatively small venues?

I shouldn’t complain too much. I got to see them up close at the UEA at Norwich last night. It was a great gig – brilliant songs, brilliant musicians and a thrilling performance.

If a band can get away with playing a song as great and rabble-rousing as Pounding as early as fourth or fifth song in the set, they must be good.

So why aren’t they way of out of this league? Why aren’t they at least on the arena tour? I can only guess it’s in the presentation. They’ve never been the most attention seeking of bands, or the most photogenic. There wasn’t a lot of banter at the gig – just head down and get on with it.

To read the full review, click here.

Kingdom Of Rust Acoustic Video

A new video of the band performing an acoustic version of Kingdom Of Rust, can now be viewed at To see the video, click on the image above.

Southampton Guildhall Review

A slightly indifferent review of the Southampton show in today’s Southern Daily Echo:

And 2009 is already being tipped as THE year the miserable and majestic trio from Manchester finally turns critical acclaim into mainstream success.

Rave reviews for their new album Kingdom of Rust saw it shoot to Number 2 on the charts last month and their return to Southampton Guildhall after years in the wilderness was highly anticipated.

Which is why it was so surprising that the gig proved to be slightly disappointing.

To read the rest of the review, click here. has uploaded some excellent photos of Saturday’s Brixton show. There are also some pictures of the soundcheck and of the NME competition winners that were let in for the soundcheck. To view the pictures, click here.

Nottingham Review

This is Nottingham have reviewed last night’s Rock City show:

At times, it seemed as if everyone in the room was lost in their own private world: concentrating on the exquisitely played material, without letting their faces give anything away. And then occasionally, an anthem like Black And White Town or Pounding would punch through: breaking the spell, and sending hands flying skywards.

A four-song encore climaxed with There Goes The Fear, whose coda had the whole band bashing out funky percussion rhythms, their regular instruments abandoned.

To read the full review, click here.

Review Of Newcastle O2 Academy Show

Newcastle’s Sunday Sun newspaper, yesterday published a short review of Doves’ recent show at the city’s O2 Academy.

Sunday Sun

IT was a shaky start for Doves at Newcastle’s O2 Academy, but the Manchester indie band certainly didn’t fail to impress.

Launching into their opening song Jetstream, technical problems forced them to stop, dash off stage and start the whole thing again.

But no one cared and the band careered through their finest past hits, as well as plenty from their new album, Kingdom of Rust.

To read the full review, click here.