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Review: The Forum In Hatfield

doves open the Hatfield Forum

A short review of the Hatfield Forum gig appeared in today’s Welwyn & Hatfield Times:

The Mancunian three-piece kicked off a series of great gigs lined up for the University of Hertfordshire’s new £38m entertainment venue with a blistering 90-minute set.

Before opening with most recent single Winter Hill, lead singer Jimi Goodwin announced: “Welcome Hertfordshire!”

The twice Mercury-nominated group then proceeded to play tracks from their latest studio album, Kingdom of Rust, as well as classics from chart-toppers The Last Broadcast and Some Cities, and debut single The Cedar Room.

To read the full article and view the picture gallery, click here.

The article also notes that the Wednesday edition of the paper will feature an interview with Jimi.

1998 Hop & Grape Show on 6 Music Tonight

Tune into the Gideon Coe show tonight at 9pm to hear a early live doves performance taped at the Manchester Hop & Grape September 1998. Blues Tune was performed at this show, and has previously been broadcast on 6 Music. So maybe another chance to hear this rare track that never made it onto Lost Souls.

Then on Saturday from midday, a 6 Music listener tells Liz Kershaw why Lost Souls still blows their mind in All Killer No Filler.

More Live From City Pictures

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Jimi keeping warm. For more pro shot pics. Visit the gigwise.com 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 Stage Time For Tonight

Just a quick update for those of you heading to the show tonight. Doves are due on stage at 9:30pm and are due off at 10:45. Curfew at 11pm.

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.

Jez Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson

In an interview with BBC 6 Music, Jez has spoken about Michael Jackson’s untimely death yesterday.

Picking up on the sombre mood around Glastonbury Jez admitted that the news about Jackson’s death had shocked them all and revealed to 6 music how the Thriller singer would be remembered by the band:

“The Jackson 5 you know, incredible and unique with a dangerous groove, he had his groove on you know.”

He added: “he was a super talented guy, you cant take anything away from him – full stop really.”

To read the quotes in their original context, click here.

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 www.mcfc.co.uk, 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 www.mcfc.co.uk 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!

More N.Y.C. Reviews & Photos

Here’s a couple more reviews of the Terminal 5 show on June 5th, alongside a great set of photos from music site, The Trip Wire.com

Doves at Terminal 5

To view the rest of The Trip Wire’s photos (and a cute haiku), click here.

WTSR 91.3fm

…the Manchester trio played NYC’s multi-leveled Terminal 5 last night, and not only did they play it, they sold it out, at $37 per ticket, no less. The fact it was their first local show in four years surely helped, but the resounding success of their layered, atmospheric indie rock remains: Doves are a force to be reckoned with.

To read WTSR 91.3’s full review, visit this page.

EMI.com

The encore, which included the melancholy ‘Last Broadcast’ and the sweet lullaby-like ‘There Goes the Fear’, kept people riveted until the very last moments… and made for some very clogged exits at the end of the night, as no one appears to have been able to sneak away early from the gorgeously hypnotic set.

To read the rest of EMI.com’s review and see a few more photos from the show, click here.

More Photos From Toronto’s Kool Haus

Photographer, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, has uploaded a handful of amazing photos from Doves’ performance at Toronto’s Kool Haus venue, on June 1st 2009.

Jimi at Toronto's Kool Haus

Visit Ryan’s blog here, to view the full set.

 

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