Two of the most highly touted acts to come out of the U.K. last year, Doves and the Webb Brothers, will join forces for a 20-date North American tour this summer. The jaunt, which kicks off June 10 in
Two of the most highly touted acts to come out of the U.K. last year, Doves and the Webb Brothers, will join forces for a 20-date North American tour this summer. The jaunt, which kicks off June 10 in Seattle and wraps July 7 in Minneapolis, will be Doves' second headlining tour in North America this year.
Hailing from Manchester, Doves won over critics and college radio with its Astralwerks debut, "Lost Souls." Brothers Jez and Andy Williams, along with Jimi Goodwin, had earlier made a name for themselves in a dance outfit dubbed Sub Sub. The group had a hit in Europe in 1993 with "Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)," but switched gears to a more guitar-centric sound after their studio burned to the ground.
The Webb Brothers, sons of singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb, have quickly become favorites across the Atlantic with their, grand, and often playful, piano-heavy sound. After toiling in the club scenes of Boston and Chicago, the American-born duo headed overseas to work with producer Stephen Street (the Smiths, Blur). The result is the brothers' debut U.S. album, "Maroon," due June 5 from Division One/Atlantic.
"We wanted to make a modern record, but we've always been fascinated and obsessed with late-'60s and '70s records," Christiaan Webb told Billboard recently. "Not concept records, but records that are able to have a mood that carries through the whole record and a theme to the album that ties everything together."
Here are the Doves/Webb Brothers tour dates:
June 10: Seattle (Showbox)
June 11: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
June 13: San Francisco (Fillmore)
June 14: Los Angeles (Palace)
June 15: Pomona, Calif. (Glass House)
June 16: San Diego (Cane's)
June 19: Denver (Gothic Theatre)
June 21: St. Louis (Galaxy)
June 22: Atlanta (Centennial Park)
June 24: Philadelphia (Theatre of Living Arts)
June 25-26: New York (Irving Plaza / with Starsailor on June 26)
June 28: Boston (Avalon)
June 29: Albany, N.Y. (Northern Lights)
June 30: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
July 1: Pittsburgh (Beehive)
July 3: Toronto (Guvernment)
July 4: Detroit (St. Andrews Hall)
July 6: Chicago (Metro)
July 7: Minneapolis (First Avenue)