Doves Soar Back To North America
U.K. rock trio Doves has lined up a month-long North American tour, kicking off Sept. 7 at Chicago radio station Q101's Oysterfest and wrapping Oct. 9 in Los Angeles. It's the group's second outing inU.K. rock trio Doves has lined up a month-long North American tour, kicking off Sept. 7 at Chicago radio station Q101's Oysterfest and wrapping Oct. 9 in Los Angeles. It's the group's second outing in support of its sophomore Heavenly/Capitol album, "The Last Broadcast," which debuted at No. 83 on The Billboard 200 in June and has sold 54,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
While most shows will find Doves headlining in large clubs, a handful of them encompass appearances at radio station-sponsored festivals. In Antioch, Tenn., on Sept. 21, Doves will join such rock colleagues as Filter, Default, Nickelback, Tonic, and Unwritten Law. The following day in Charlotte, N.C., the group will hit WEND's Weenie Roast, featuring Andrew W.K., Our Lady Peace, and SR-71, among others.
"The Last Broadcast" was an immediate No. 1 on the U.K. album chart earlier this summer, and Doves will play two massive shows there this weekend as part of the V2002 festival. Still, group member Jimi Goodwin acknowledges the importance of continued promotional work in North America. "But you're never going to see us do an eight-month tour, because we're not 21 anymore," he told Billboard.com. "I think a month at a time on a bus with 14 people is about our limit!"
As previously reported, "The Last Broadcast" is among the nominees for the U.K.'s Panasonic Mercury Music Prize, to be handed out Sept. 17 in London.
Here are Doves' tour dates:
Aug. 17: Staffordshire, England (Weston Park/V2002)
Aug. 18: Chelmsford, England (Hylands Park/V2002)
Aug. 22: Edinburgh, Scotland (Queens Hall)
Aug. 24: Dublin (Slane Castle)
Sept. 7: Chicago (Guinness/Q101 Oysterfest)
Sept. 8: Pontiac, Mich. (Clutch Cargo's)
Sept. 9: Toronto (Kool Haus)
Sept. 10: Montreal (Club Soda)
Sept. 12: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Sept. 13: Providence, R.I. (India Point Park)
Sept. 14: Rochester, N.Y. (Water Street Music Hall)
Sept. 15: Philadelphia (Trocadero)
Sept. 19: Boston (Avalon)
Sept. 20: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
Sept. 21: Antioch, Tenn. (AmSouth Amphitheatre)
Sept. 22: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Sept. 23: Atlanta (Cotton Club)
Sept. 25: Houston (Engine Room)
Sept. 26: Austin, Texas (La Zona Rosa)
Sept. 27: Dallas (Gypsy Tea Ballroom)
Sept. 29: Boulder, Colo. (Fox Theater)
Sept. 30: Salt Lake City (Bricks)
Oct. 2: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
Oct. 3: Seattle (Showbox)
Oct. 4: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
Oct. 7: San Francisco (Fillmore)
Oct. 8-9: Los Angeles (Mayan Theatre)