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Jimi keeping warm. For more pro shot pics. Visit the gallery here.

Picture sent to us by Dean. To view more of Dean’s pictures, view his album at our picasa set here.

If you are a flickr user, submit your photos to the Umbro flickr pool right here. They have pictures of fans sporting the new city kit already posted. For more from Umbro, visit visit their blog here for pics & reaction to the show and of course the new city shirt.

Live From City Setlist

Here is the setlist from tonight’s Live From City show, as submitted by NLF. Click the image for full size. Hearing they also did a bit of Blue Moon. See pics below.

Also sent to us by NLF. Looking at the graphics, looks like this one was taken during the Cedar Room. Check out the big puddle on the stage! Gives new meaning to Caught By The River!

Blue Moon. Picture taken by Twitter user @doc1online

Blue Moon. Picture taken by NLF.

Doves on BBC Manchester Today

Apparently you will be able to hear doves on BBC Radio Manchester around 8:20am this morning (Wednesday). That’s from the PR guy at Man City, so they are most likely helping with the launch of the new kit. No live music, just talk, probably about the Live For City show.

Don’t forget if your a city fan, the new kit goes on sale at 9am. If you buy your kit tomorrow morning, you will be in with a chance to win tix for the free Live For City show.

More Live From City Info

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?

Free Manchester 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, 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 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.

For all of you hoping to attending, good luck!

Delamere Forest Fan Review

We have another excellent review of the Delamere Forest show. This one was submitted to us by Si. He was checking us out whilst on the train back to Manchester. Got to love modern technology.

Delamere Forest 13 June 2009

How many bands can close a gig with a cover of a song that they made famous themselves when they were a different group? Such is the enigmatic attraction of Doves. A band who’s recent Kindgom of Rust album has finally got them the critical acclaim that many have known they deserved for a long time. Set alongside the recent belated recognition for Elbow by the music industry and general public alike, it feels like the Manchester music scene is once again the centre of the world.

What better place to celebrate this musical epiphany than a gig in a forest in their home county of Cheshire. On a perfect summer evening which brought not clear blue skies, but just enough clouds to create the perfect sunset to form a backdrop to one of the gigs of the decade.

Delphic put in a solid performance, but despite their best efforts still looked dwarfed by the setting. Their studied mix of electronica and indie guitar set the right tone though, and provided ample entertainment as the waiting gathering tucked into picnics, enjoyed copious quantities of alcohol and chatted amongst themselves, pausing only to comment how the nice man from the Forestry Commission really should have been told that it’s just Doves and no definite article is required, but no harm done.

The gentle opening waft of Jetstream brings recognition and approval from the audience. This is a crowd that range from the under 5’s (free – thanks Forestry Commission, darn fine idea!) to the majority of 30 and 40 somethings, and whilst many are clearly long time fans, they love and respect the brilliance of the new and the old. After all, isn’t reinvention, rebirth and recreation the history of Doves?

Slipping back a few years for Snowden and then returning to the now with the superb new local favourite Winter Hill, Doves demonstrated with some style that they can keep the classics in reserve, and the crowd would be equally happy if they only played new tracks. Rise is followed by Pounding and with the light fading, the crowd are well and truly ready to let it all out. Almost Forgot Myself brings a touch of pop before the reset button is hit by the lyrical opening of 10:03 which builds towards it’s climax as the darkness falls and the crowd is readied for the anthemic Words. More perfect English summer brilliance of sweeping highs and lows courtesy of The Greatest Denier gives way to the country overtones and telstar chords of Kingdom Of Rust.

My son nervously checks my watch. Worried that they won’t have much longer on stage. He just wants more and more. This is his first ever proper concert and he is loving it. Dancing to every track, throwing shapes in the liberated way that only a 8 year old can. Black and White town puts everyone back in the singalong mood before we are dragged into the maelstrom by the riptide that is The Outsiders.

Caught By The River tops up the summer mood but no-one believed that they would close a show this special with it. A few years ago, maybe, but not now. Returning to the stage with The Cedar Room, the fans knew that they would get all that they wanted tonight. Keyboard, guitar, drums and voice, simple progression, perfectly delivered. Last Broadcast brings a lilting comedown before There Goes The Fear reminds us that we had been waiting for that night, but somehow we’d forgotten about it, everything else had been so great, we wouldn’t have noticed it was missing.

Some of the crowd start to leave. After all, it makes sense, they closed on one of their best known songs, a real sing along and of course it has the cowbells at the end. But the faithful remain, baying for more. The amps are still live and we are treated to a second encore. As the premature ejectors turn and face the stage, there are a few puzzled glances as it dawns on us that we are about to be treated to Space face, live. For those of us that came to God’s own City of Manchester because of the music and the attitude of the early 90’s, it was a belting, aching reminder of how long we had held the music of Doves close to our hearts. 18 years since their first single they came home tonight and showed that they have come of age and can at last be recognised for the genius that is Doves.

Summer people indeed, summer people.

Thanks Si! That’s great that your son saw doves for his first concert. What a way to start!

Rob Gretton

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the passing of Rob Gretton. Doves have contributed to a tribute to Rob at Caught By The River:

Manchester Videos

Youtube user radiosjohn has uploaded some excellent vidoes, that he took front row at the Manchester Academy show.

Full video links


Kingdom Of Rust


More videos to come from radiosjohn this week at the youtube channel. Also some excellent Elbow videos up, from the Blackpool Empress show. Well worth checking out!

Manchester Setlist

Manchester Academy, April 26th

As posted on doves board, Courtesy of Rosie & NLF.

Winter Hill
Almost Forgot
Kingdom of Rust
Black & White
The Outsiders
Caught By
Here it Comes
The Fear


Ticketmaster have the New York City show listed. Tickets . Pre-sale next Wednesday 10am. Password: Jetstream

Detroit ticket info: $19.50/$20 ALL AGES SHOW.

Doves have been confirmed to play the Irish Oxegen festival. Same weekend as T in the Park, where I also expect doves will perform. Just awaiting confirmation.

Thanks for all the feedback so far. Its been a great start, its only going to get busier as the album release draws nearer. Also the small matter of the tour starting next week.

Here’s a wee gem from the Sub Sub days. Released back in 1995 on the ‘From Manchester With’ compilation.

So Long Suckers


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