Doves have made an emotional return to London during a sold-out performance at The Royal Albert Hall for gig in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Receiving a length standing ovation, the band were visibly moved by the reaction to their return with frontman Jimi Goodwin saying: “It’s sold out. We’re blown away – this is incredible.”
The band received a warm reception to old favourites including ‘There Goes The Fear’, ‘Pounding’ and ‘Black and White Town’. The band also played an intimate show yesterday evening in Warrington.
You can see footage, images and reaction from the gig here:
— Ulen (@garkbit) March 29, 2019
Sorry can't talk now…Doves pic.twitter.com/1niKB9Je0x
— Paul Smith (@Smallnort) March 29, 2019
— Cornwill Nunes Esq.(double space) (@gashead) March 29, 2019
— Dan Wright (@twitdan) March 29, 2019
— Andrew Teacher (@andrewjteacher) March 29, 2019
The word from the Albert hall is monumental doves rocked it 100 per cent 🙏🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/1FqmSkGs5d
— marcus bell (@marcusbella) March 29, 2019
Doves were insane
— Mat Field (@field_mat) March 29, 2019
Speaking about the possibility of new music last year, the band said last year that they would “never say never.”
“At the moment we’re just in a room playing the old tunes,” guitarist Jez Williams told Radio X‘s Gordan Smart. “We’re hoping the waters are right, the planets are aligned and we get that right vibe and you never say never, but at the moment we’re just concentrating on playing the tunes.”
In an interview with Q Magazine this month, however, the band revealed that they were in fact writing and recording new music again. “Unofficially, we’ve started writing. And it’s really, really good…they are all really, really fucking good Doves songs.”
Doves will be supporting Noel Gallagher at Manchester’s Heaton Park on Friday June 7. Any remaining tickets for the gig are available here.
Black and White Town
Kingdom of Rust
Caught by the River
The Cedar Room
There Goes The Fear