Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Doves announce U.S. tour

It's been four years since Doves, one of Manchester's greatest exports, have been stateside and now they are making their way back on a newly announced U.S. tour. 
The tour, in support of soon-to-be released "Kingdom of Rust", kicks off in San Diego at the House of Blues on May 14 and finishes up in Boston on June 7 at err, the House of Blues... yet again. 
Maybe the Doves were recently sponsored by  Dan Akroyd and his infamous restaurant/concert hall chain? One can only guess. 
If you haven't already heard "Jetstream" the first song to be released off the new album, we highly recommend downloading it from the band's official Web site: 
The song pulses like an evil-dance track that seriously opens up about two minutes in...
"Kingdom of Rust", the title track, is by far a classic Doves hymn, echoing their past hit "There Goes the Fear". 
A recently released video for the song features a very English-looking gent driving the country side in search of a place to throw what appears to be ashes. And with the quick flashbacks of childhood, it's an easy stretch to assume the urn contains one of the character's parents. 
Seriously, if your Dad just died, you may cry like a baby during this remarkable video, seen here. 
But don't be expecting to see the Doves in the southern states anytime soon, unfortunately they are sticking to both coasts and the north. Start booking those tickets to L.A. asap!
Doves tour dates:
05/14 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
05/15 Anaheim, CA- House of Blues
05/16 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
05/18 San Francisco, CA - The Filmore
05/19 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater
05/21 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
05/22 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
05/23 George, WA - Sasquatch! Festival 
05/26 Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
05/28 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
05/29 Chicago, IL - Vic Theater
05/30 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater
06/01 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
06/02 Montreal, QC - Le National
06/04 New York, NY - Terminal 5
06/05 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
06/06 Washington, D.C. - 9.30 Club
06/07 Boston, MA - House of Blues

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