Doves Return with Live Date at Zebedee’s Yard, Hull

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Doves Return with Live Date at Zebedee's Yard, Hull band

by Victoria Holdsworth

One of the most underrated bands to emerge from the late 90s are back, after an eight year hiatus. Doves, alongside Idlewild, have announced a summer show at Hull’s Zebedee’s Yard on Thursday 22nd August 2019.

One of British music’s rarest treasures, Doves reputation and back catalogue have always been their strength, with playlists bursting with timeless singles including ‘There Goes The Fear’, ‘Pounding’, and ‘Black And White Town’.

Doves Return with Live Date at Zebedee's Yard, Hull posterThe Manchester band’s four albums to date, including the Mercury Prize-nominated brace of Lost Souls and The Last Broadcast, followed by Some Cities and Kingdom Of Rust, stand as monuments of refined songwriting craft. Each recalling the band’s broad span of musical reference points, from the luminous riches of golden age soul and gritty garage, to the woody rhythms of folk.

“Long-awaited return”

Beyond their dancefloor-friendly singles, Doves’ universe moved around emotive soundscapes and gently sparkling love letters. Demand for their sell-out live performances saw them routinely headlining festival stages, from repeated Glastonbury appearances to 2003’s Teenage Cancer Trust concerts and the BBC Electric Proms.

Doves stepped off stage in 2010 and Jimi Goodwin, Andy and Jez Williams went their separate ways for an indefinite period. Yet the lines between them remained connected and their three-decade long friendship persisted as the hiatus drew on. In the absence of a plan, the next chapter began to fall into place and in 2018, they announced their long-awaited return. The deafening response to the news that Doves would play their cherished songs again has set the optimistic course for what lies ahead.

DOVES – Hull Inner City Live , Thursday 22nd August 2019
HULL – Zebedee’s Yard
Box Office No: 0844 249 1000
Website – and
General Ticket price from £32.50 / VIP Tickets – £45.00

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