Doves members Jez and Andy Williams announce debut tour from new band Black Rivers

The pair will play four dates at the end of October

Doves guitarist Jez Williams and drummer Andy Williams have announced their debut tour as new project Black Rivers.

The band were announced last month and released their debut single ‘The Ship’ as a free download via their website

Having played their debut live shows earlier this month supporting Scottish newcomers Neon Waltz, Black Rivers are now set to play their own headline shows in October. The band will play the following four dates:


London, Oslo (October 22)
Manchester, Gorilla (23)
Glasgow, King Tuts (25)
Leeds, Belgrave Hall (26)

Speaking about the new act, Jez Williams said: “Some bands are rooted in the reality of the here and now. I suppose we’ve always been about escapism: searching for something. That’s the link, but I wouldn’t want to think we sound too much like Doves. The exciting thing about Black Rivers is that we had the freedom to go wherever we wanted.”

Meanwhile, despite all members of the band now embarking on side projects, Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin recently insisted that the band are not breaking up. “We didn’t announce a split because we haven’t split up. Why say it if we don’t mean it?” said the singer. “I understand saying it in haste, but just say you’re having a break if you’re having a break. We’re living life and getting some more experience before writing some new songs.”

Doves last album was 2009’s ‘Kingdom Of Rust’ while the band last played live in the UK the following year at Manchester’s Warehouse Project.