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The Vine Melbourne Review

thevine.com.au has posted a good review of the Melbourne Palace Theatre show, along with some excellent pro-shot photos.

A relatively warm Tuesday night was the setting for Dovesreturn to Melbourne and, four years after their last sold out visit, there wasno shortage of excited smiles among the crowd hanging out front.

It wasn’t long before Jimi Goodwin and the Williams brothersambled out onto the stage to a roar from the crowd. Kicking things off with‘Jetstream’, the first tack from new album,Kingdom of Rust they followed itup with crowd favourites, ‘Snowden’, ‘Winter Hill’ and one of their best-lovedoldies, ‘Pounding’.

To read the full review, and see more pro shot photos visit the vine here.

If you are attending the Sydney show tonight at the Metro. Remember to smile for the cameras! The guys at moshcam will be filming the show, you will be able to view the show on their website soon.

Melbourne Review

Picture by goattube

Here’s the goat review as printed at fasterlouder.com.au

Doves appeared in the darkness with the opening beats of Jetstream clambering out of the speakers. Jez William’s voice sung out the verses, but it was the song’s break, when brother Andy’s beating bass drum kicked in, that the band really made their presence known. Just as it is on the record, the opening track was a perfect intro, weaving Doves’ dark majesty into the room.

The gloominess turned to a bevy of brighter spotlights as Jimi Goodwin stepped up for lead vocals (and Jez took to dancing) on Snowden and then Winter Hill, which proved early that Doves deserve their reputation as a great live act – they were tight, energetic and more than a pleasure to watch. Old favourite Pounding was next, as the band began to “heavy” up their act, moving from the more subdued introductions to the real rock show. Being English, the inevitable cold weather quotes emerged; Jimi likening the chill outside to their summer and telling us how much he loves it. Did anyone agree? Not likely.

For the full review at fastlouder click here. To see more pictures & video from the show, visit goat’s own blog here.

Melbourne Setlist

The setlist from last night’s show at the Melbourne Palace Theatre.

Australia Tour News

Due to popular demand, doves Melbourne show has been moved from the Billboard to the Palace Theatre. The Billboard show had long since sold out. The change of venue means more tickets are available now. Get them at ticketek before they sell out again.

No further dates will be added to the Australian tour. The tour looks like this:

26 Jul – Byron Bay, Splendour In The Grass
28 Jul – Palace Theatre, Melbourne
29 Jul – Metro Theatre, Sydney
30 Jul – Metro Theatre, Sydney SOLD OUT
01 Aug – Capitol, Perth SOLD OUT

Queensland band The Middle East, will support the four headline shows. Adelaide Band Leader Cheetah will also provide support for the second Sydney Metro show on the 30th.

Extra Sydney Date Added

Doves shows in Sydney & Melbourne have sold out! Fear not, as an extra Sydney date has been added due to the demand. So the revised Australian tour dates are:

Tuesday 28 July – Billboard, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Wednesday 29 July – The Metro Theatre, Sydney NEW SHOW ON SALE FRIDAY 12 JUNE
Thursday 30 July – The Metro Theatre, Sydney SOLD OUT
Saturday 1 August – Capitol, Perth GET TICKETS

As reported in the Australian press. It is expected doves will be announced to play Splendour In The Grass. Nothing has been confirmed as yet.

Thanks to Pakwoman at doves board for the heads up.

Australia Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets for doves Australian tour are now on sale. Its expected these shows will sellout pretty quickly, so get your tickets now:

JULY

28th Billboards, Melbourne Get Tickets
30th The Metro, Sydney Get Tickets

AUGUST

1ST Capitol, Perth Get Tickets

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

 

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