doves tour

UK Tour Ticket Details

Andalucia Artwork

As reported yesterday at the official site, Doves will be playing a few low key shows next month/early May across the UK. According to gigsandtours Tickets are priced £18.50, except London where they will be £21.50 plus the usual add on agent fees. Tix go on sale 9am Friday.

Edit: Ticketmaster lists the prices as £20.35 for all except London ( £23.65).

Rumour: North American Tour?

Pure speculation here but the Vancouver Sun reports that its rumoured doves will be appearing in the city soon.

If you’re a fan of rumours, keep your ears to the ground for potential news regarding Vancouver appearances from the likes of Cypress Hill, Del that Funky Homosapien and British rockers Doves. (We’ll keep you posted. We promise.)

Will of course post more if I hear of anything. Keep those fingers crossed!

Toronto Setlist: Cedar Returns!

Toronto got the first performance of the Cedar Room of the year. The setlist above, thanks to Spidey Spence.

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

L.A. Weekly Reviews Wiltern Show

LA has today posted a great review of Doves’ recent show at the city’s Wiltern Theatre.


Doves, on stage and record, are all about consistency: set (and career) standouts are subtle and troughs shallow. They marry baggy Madchester roots to U2’s sense of scale and cop strummy Brit-pop attitude while bristling with “Bristol sound” (Portishead/Tricky) electro/organic textures. Their all-eyes-off-us, bloke-down-the-pub lack of pretense last night only left their music more vivid. There was appreciative between-song bonhomie and de rigueur big screen projections, but essentially this was four musicians playing tunes.

To read the full review, click here. The site also features a slideshow of photos from the concert, here.

The Wiltern Theatre, L.A.

Carson Daly show

Last night’s LA Wiltern show was taped for a future episode of the Carson Daly show. Both Doves & Wild Light (who apparently stole the show with an awesome pair of tight white jeans!) footage will appear on a future episode of the show. More info as we have it.

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!

Pop Noir for San Diego

Electro indie trio Pop Noir will be supporting doves at the San Diego House Of Blues show on Thursday night. Wild Light will be supporting, for the rest of the US & Canada dates, as previously reported.

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.