Sydney #2 Review & Setlist

For more pictures of doves second night at the Sydney Metro, visit the fastlouder gallery here.

To show we are not completely biased, here is a not so glowing review of the second Sydney show.

I was a bit letdown that the band didn’t delve into any of Kingdom Of Rust’s second half. Spellbound and Compulsion in particular would have been welcome, especially considering some of the other new songs didn’t quite hit the highs they do on the record (I’m looking at you, The Outsiders). Having said that, Kingdom of Rust was absolutely fantastic. Delivered with passion by the band, it was greeted by the crowd as if it was an old classic.

The main set ended with one of my favourite Doves tracks (still after all these years), The Cedar Room. The band then left the stage before returning for a pretty spectacular encore. They started with Lost Souls‘ moody instrumental Firesuite (!!!) before Andy stepped out from behind the drums to deliver Here It Comes. The show then ended with a couple songs from The Last Broadcast culminating in another anthemic, percussive performance of There Goes The Fear. How can you not love that song?

Was it a spectacular gig? Nope. But it was certainly enjoyable. Which, come to think about it, is pretty much what I think about Doves.

To read the full review and see the reviewer’s pictures, click here.

Sydney Metro Second Night setlist

Winter Hill
Almost Forgot Myself
The Greatest Denier
Kingdom Of Rust
Black And White Town
The Outsiders
The Cedar Room
Here It Comes
Last Broadcast
There Goes The Fear

Sydney #1 Review

A fairly positive review from the Sydney Morning Herald of the first Sydney show.

The undisputed star of the show, however, is Jimi Goodwin. He spends most of his time on bass and lead vocals but before the end makes effective cameos on drums and a nylon-stringed classical guitar. Notably, he knows his way around a good groove –a remnant of Doves’ past as dance-pop one-hit wonders Sub Sub –giving yet another appealing dimension to the music.

It’s a predictably structured set, with the newer material generally at the front. While there is much to admire in the band’s continued growth, these songs are not without some stodginess.

As if to show them up, late appearances from classic oldies The Cedar Room, with its mid-tempo grind, the slinky Here It Comes and There Goes the Fear, which evolves from a shimmering guitar opening to a final percussion free-for-all, combine to provide a thrilling climax.

To read the full review, click here.

Sydney Metro Second Night Live

Doves are currently live on stage in Sydney for a second night at the Metro..

Posted on twitter by user @FauxPink

Latest heard on twitter (before I have to shoot off to work!!)..

zach_thom Cedar Room. Yes! @dovesmusicblog

Sounds like its going well then! More later on..

The Vine Melbourne Review 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.

Sydney Metro First Night Pictures

Some pretty cool pictures of doves on stage at the Sydney Metro as found twitter. Click on the images for full size view.

By twitter user @SarahlClark

Doves performing Here It Comes. Picture by twitter user @johnmdoyle

By twitter user @melvynknipe who also had this to say “Amazing. No more words to express it. The Doves are the greatest”.

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:


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


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