House Of Blues

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.

Fan Photos Of Recent Shows

Doves Music Blog reader, Dalal, has posted two galleries of fantastic photos from the band’s recent shows in Anaheim and San Diego.

Andy & Jez onstage at House of Blues, Anaheim

You can view her galleries by visiting this link:
http://picasaweb.google.com/dallool/

San Diego Photos

Stereogum have posted some fantastic photos from Doves’ recent performance at the San Diego House of Blues.

Jimi looking a tad demonic!

Click here to view the gallery.

Thanks to our Twitter follower, blureu for bringing this to our attention!

Anaheim Set list

Here is the set list from last night’s show at the House Of Blues, Anaheim. The show was dedicated to Rob Gretton.

Pop Noir played Temptation in tribute to Rob Gretton. Thanks to badlydrawnwoman for providing the info.

Setlist as posted by REM_Monster at Doves’ official messageboard.

May 15th

Jetstream
Snowden
Winter Hill
Rise
Pounding
Almost Forgot Myself
10:03
Words
The Greatest Denier
Kingdom Of Rust
Ambition
Black And White Town
The Outsiders
Caught By The River

Northenden
Here It Comes
The Last Broadcast
There Goes The Fear


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:

Jetstream
Snowden
Winter Hill
Rise
Pounding
Almost Forgot Myself
10:03
Words
The Greatest Denier
Kingdom of Rust
Ambition
Black And White Town
The Outsiders
Caught By The River
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Firesuite
Here It Comes
The Last Broadcast
There Goes The Fear Again

(Ninety minutes set).

San Diego Setlist

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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.

 

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