Doves @ House Of Blues, San Diego 5/14/09

Amrit Singh | May 15, 2009 - 9:58 am

Last night Doves picked up where they left off in 2005, opening their US tour in the city that closed it last time through. Photographer Andrew Youssef was there, and he tells us that “Pounding” was restarted due to Jez missing his guitar part, but otherwise Doves were flawless. The set ended playfully, with “There Goes The Fear” melting into a percussive jam during which the band handed out tambourines and drumsticks to the crowd. Opening the show were Pop Noir, a pair of Orange County twins who have a thick Manchester influence. As Andrew notes, they were probably pretty psyched to open for Doves. Check the photo spread, and here’s Doves’ setlist and tour dates:

SETLIST
01 “Jetstream
02 “Snowden”
03 “Winter Hill
04 “Rise”
05 “Pounding”
06 “Almost Forgot”
07 “10:03″
08 “Words”
09 “The Greatest Denier”
10 “Kingdom Of Rust
11 “Ambition”
12 “Black & White Town”
13 “The Outsiders”
14 “Caught By The River”
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15 “Firesuite”
16 “Here It Comes”
17 “The Last Broadcast”
18 “There Goes The Fear”

Doves on tour:
05/15 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
05/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
05/18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
05/19 – Oregon @ McDonald Theatre
05/21 – Vancouver, CAN @ Commodore Ballroom
05/22 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
05/23 – George, WA (Sasquatch!)
05/26 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
05/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
05/29 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
05/30 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
06/01 – Toronto, CAN @ Kool Haus
06/02 – Montréal, CAN @ Le National
06/04 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
06/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
06/06 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
06/07 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
06/13 – Chesire, UK @ Delamere Forest
07/05 – Kent, UK @ Hop Farm Country Park
07/09 – London, UK @ Lovebox