Doves For Electric Proms

The BBC officially announced today doves will be part of the Electric Proms line-up this year.

Doves will play the London Roundhouse October 22nd. Tickets on sale tomorrow. Press waffle:

Choral arranger Avshalom Caspi will re-work Doves music, altering the arrangements for the 40-strong London Bulgarian choir at London’s Roundhouse on 22 October.

The band will also be joined by North Indian classical musician Baluji Shrivastav, who played on the album track Birds Flew Backwards.

“It is going to be really special,” said frontman Jimi Goodwin, adding: “The voices of the London Bulgarian Choir are just unbelievable, and it is brilliant just to get the chance to play the songs differently for the Roundhouse audience.”

Buy Tickets from this link tomorrow morning at 8am. The show will be broadcast on both BBC TV & Radio. More details as I have it.

Manchester Xmas Show

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Doves will play Manchester Central (formerly G-MEX) Friday December 18th. Tickets on sale Friday September 11th 9am.

Leigh DJ Set

Tickets are now on sale at seetickets for a doves DJ set at Bar Bliss in Leigh on Friday November 6th. Note, this is a DJ set only. Usually its Andy & Jez on the decks. Tickets are a fiver on sale at See here.

There also due to do a DJ set at the Eiger music studios bar in Leeds on the 7th. Though I believe this is a private invitation only event.

Tour News: Uni Of Hertfordshire

Doves will play the Forum at the University of Hertfordshire on October 9th. The show will officially launch the Forum live music nights. Tickets for the gig are on sale now at seetickets. Get Tickets.

Latitude Festival Competition

We have a pair of tickets for the Latitide Festival to giveaway. Doves will be appearing next Saturday (July 18th) so if you can make it to Henham Park in Suffolk next weekend, then this is the comp for you.

To enter, just send us the answer to the question below along with your name & email address. You need to be quick though, the deadline for the comp is 10am GMT Friday. Entries after then wont be valid.

Who is the stunt cyclist featured on the Winter Hill video?

Send your entries with the info required as listed below to

Email Address:

Good luck!

Win Hop Farm Tickets

Music Festival listings site, Virtual, currently has a competition to win tickets to this year’s Hop Farm Festival (featuring Doves).


After the success of its inaugural year in 2008, The Hop Farm Festival is set to return in July as an extended three-day event. The event will be held on The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge in Kent, which is less than an hour from London and is set to bring the festival back to basics. With acts like Paul Weller, Pigeon Detectives, Florence & The Machine, Editors, Doves, Noah and the Whale, 2 Many DJs, Super Furry Animals, The Fratellis. It’s set to be an amazing 3 days of pure festival feeling, with no sponsorship, VIP areas or registration.

The closing date of the competition is June 25th. Click here to enter the competition. You will need to register at the site, prior to submitting your entry.

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

Win Tickets To Kool Haus Show

Ontarian culture-vultures, Eye Weekly, currently have a competition to win tickets to Doves’ gig at Toronto’s Kool Haus venue on June 1st.

Visit the competition page by clicking the image, below.

Eye Weekly Doves Competition

You basically have two days left to enter – so apologies for not bringing this to your attention sooner.

Win Tickets To Latitude

The website of U.K. newspaper The Daily Mirror, currently has a competition to win a pair of tickets for this year’s Latitude Festival, worth £150 each. Doves are performing at the festival’s Obelisk Area, on Saturday July 18th.

Win tickets to the greatest and most varied festival of the summer, which takes place at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk on July 16th-19th 2009.

Latitude Festival is a brilliant hybrid of music, comedy, literature, poetry, theatre, cabaret, film and dance.

We guarantee that you’ll be able to answer the question, to enter the prize draw. Click here, to enter the competition.

The competition closes at noon BST on June 1st.