album review: doves
    • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009

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    If Coldplay and Muse had a lovechild born without the self-indulgent swag of high-nosed, arena rock grandeur, I'd imagine it'd sound something like Doves. After having already quietly topped the UK charts with their previous two albums, the latest offering from the Cheshire trio, Kingdom of Rust, can be viewed as an attempt to penetrate the finicky taste of American pop rock. Unfortunately, Britpop that makes its way through the NME filter and across the Atlantic is often relegated to the Gallaghers and Chris Martins of the world, and quite frankly that's a shame, because Doves are as talented at song craft as they are unassuming in their musical identities. ..Keep Reading.. -Chris Gayomali

    Doves on Tour
    16 Apr - Brighton Dome - Brighton, South
    17 Apr - 02 Birmingham Academy - Birmingham, South
    19 Apr - Belfast Ulster Hall - Belfast
    20 Apr - Olympia Theatre - Dublin
    22 Apr - Barrowland - Glasgow, Scotland
    23 Apr - Edinburgh Picture House - Edinburgh, Scotland
    24 Apr - Leeds 02 Academy - Leeds, Midlands
    26 Apr - Manchester Academy - Manchester, Northwest
    27 Apr - Newcastle Academy - Newcastle, Midlands
    28 Apr - 02 Sheffield Academy - Sheffield, Northeast
    30 Apr - Reading Hexagon - Reading, South
    1 May - Brixton Academy - London
    2 May - Brixton Academy - London
    4 May - Southampton Guildhall - Southampton, South
    5 May - Nottingham Rock City - Nottingham, Midlands
    6 May - Norwich UEA - Norwich, Northwest
    7 May - Bristol 02 Academy - Bristol, South
    14 May - House Of Blues - San Diego, California
    15 May - House Of Blues - Anaheim, California
    16 May - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, California
    18 May - The Fillmore - San Francisco, California
    19 May - McDonald Theatre - Eugene, Oregon
    21 May - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, British Columbia
    22 May - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, Oregon
    23 May - Sasquatch Festival - George, Washington
    26 May - Gothic Theatre - Denver, Colorado
    28 May - Varsity Theatre - Minneapolis, Minnesota
    29 May - Vic Theatre - Chicago, Illinois
    30 May - Majestic Theatre - Detroit, Minnesota
    1 Jun - Kool Haus - Toronto, Ontario
    2 Jun - Le National - Montreal, Quebec
    4 Jun - Terminal 5 - New York, New York
    5 Jun - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    6 Jun - 9.30 Club - Washington DC
    7 Jun - House Of Blues - Boston, Massachusetts

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