Doves team up with London Bulgarian Choir for ‘biggest ever’ homecoming gig

Band play 'overwhelming' career spanning set at Manchester Central

Doves played their biggest-ever hometown gig at Manchester Central last night (December 18).

The band treated fans to a career-spanning set at the venue formerly known as G-Mex and admitted the enormity of the show was “overwhelming”.

Tracks from their most recent album ‘Kingdom Of Rust’ such as ’10:03′ were mixed in with fan favourites ‘Black And White Town’ and ‘Snowden’.

Meanwhile, the band were joined by the London Bulgarian Choir for a number of songs, such as ‘Cedar Room’ and ‘Firesuite’

Introducing ‘Pounding’, singer Jimi Goodwin told the crowd: “Let’s make the G-Mex shudder and shake like the old days.”

He later thanked fans for their support over their decade-spanning career.

“This is the biggest crowd we’ve ever played to in out hometown, it means a fucking lot. Merry Christmas.”.

The band then ended the gig with their customary set-closer, a version of their 1991 Madchester anthem ‘Spaceface’, which was recorded by their previous dance incarnation Sub Sub’.

Doves played:

‘Where We’re Calling From’
‘House Of Mirrors’
‘Kingdom Of Rust’
‘Greatest Denier’
‘Black And White Town’
‘Caught By The River’
‘Cedar Room’
‘Here It Comes’
‘Last Broadcast’
‘There Goes The Fear’

Support came from Super Furry Animals and Doves‘ fellow Mancunian peers Delphic.