CALIFORNIA DREAMING!

But the band will return to the US...

Doves singer JIMI GOODWIN has spoken of his frustration when a lost voice forced the band pull out of CALIFORNIA’s COACHELLA festival.

The band were forced to postpone four Stateside dates as well as the April festival, but will return to the US in September.

“It was quite a shock. I’ve never really had problems before,” he told MTV. “I thought I had a nasty cold, but I had been singing on laryngitis for five weeks and not knowing it. I just had to have a break, a couple weeks off at home.”

He continued: “We’re proud that we can come out and play here for the past six years and the gigs sell out and we have a strong fanbase. It’s very much word-of-mouth, we feel, and that’s heartening in this age of mass media.”

Doves will also be appearing at the V Festival and T In The Park in the UK this summer.