It’s been four long years since the DOVES’ last sold out Australian tour, and now they’re back this winter to play a handful of shows (and perhaps even a yet to be announced appearance at a certain sold out festival, nudge nudge, wink wink) on the back of their recent release Kingdom of Rust.
This trio from Manchester has a catalogue of the most grandiose, meticulously produced albums of the decade. Their fourth offering Kingdom of Rust captures the same mix of atmospheric rockers and heartfelt ballads which showcases their talent for crafting deeply personal songs, that has characterised each of their previous records.
With skipping rhythms, chiming guitars, wobbly sheets of synthesizer, and the distinctive throaty sound of frontman Jimi Goodwin, watching the DOVES live is both an intimate and epic affair. With their whisper-to-shout style, moving easily from hushed organic guitar-bass-drums to orchestrated and stormy, they know how to build a big space and then fill it with an electric, multicolored haze.
While absence has made hearts grow even fonder of the much-loved DOVES, don’t miss your chance to see them play Billboard in Melbourne, Metro Theatre in Sydney and Capitol in Perth this winter. With special guests to be announced, tickets to these shows go on sale 9.00am Thursday 4th June and are expected to sell quickly.
TUE 28 JULY I BILLBOARD I MELBOURNE
Tickets available from http://www.billboardthevenue.com.au, Ticketek outlets, Ph 132 849 or http://www.ticketek.com.au, http://www.qjump.com.au, or Polyester
THU 3O JULY I METRO THEATRE I SYDNEY
Tickets available from Metro Theatre, ph bkgs – 02 9550 3666 or http://www.metrotheatre.com.au, Ticketek outlets, ph bkgs 132 849 or http://www.ticketek.com.au
SAT O1 AUG I CAPITOL I PERTH
Tickets available from Moshtix Ph 1300 GET TIX (438 849) or http://www.moshtix.com.au, Heatseeker: http://www.heatseeker.com.au,
Star Surf Perth, Planet Mt Lawley, & Mills Records Fremantle