Doves have discussed the chances of them recording and releasing new music together after being on hiatus since 2010. The alternative rock band from England have discussed the possibility of them recording new music, after announcing their return and their first gig in nine years. The Manchester trio will be headlining a Teenage Cancer Trust gig at Royal Albert Hall in London next summer as well as supporting Noel Gallagher at Heaton Park in June.
The last album Doves released was ‘Kingdom Of Rust’ in 2009 but whether we can expect a follow up is unseen. Guitarist Jez Williams told Radio X’s Gordon Smart: ‘At the moment we’re just in a room playing the old tunes, 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.’
Williams did reveal that fans can hopefully expect some small intimate shows up until their gig in London: ‘I’m really wanting to hustle for a couple of warm ups before we go into the Royal Albert Hall because, yeah, it’s going to be interesting,’ he added. ‘Going straight cold into that, you know what I mean, I’m going to need to take a few pairs of underpants with me.’
Their first confirmed gig is the headlining show at London’s Royal Albert Hall next year, as part of Roger Daltery’s Teenage Cancer Trust shows. Doves will play on the Friday 29th March 2019, with a range of artists playing over the course of the week. Other confirmed artists include Rudimental, Take That, The Script and the Levellers. You can purchase tickets here for the show at Royal Albert hall in London here on Friday 7th December.
Roger Daltery who is an honorary patron of Teenage Cancer Trust spoke about the gig: ‘Many people will not be aware that Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity that receives no government funding and is dependent on raising money from the public to provide vital wards and nursing care which are a lifeline for young people with cancer,” said Daltrey. ‘I’m incredibly grateful to all of the artists who’ve given up time in their busy schedules to help young people with cancer get the specialist care they deserve.’
‘Looking back, we’ve had so many unforgettable moments at the shows over the years and these moments are amplified by the wonderful young people with cancer I have met. I’m consistently overwhelmed by their positivity in the face of a life changing circumstance. They are the reason we strive to make these shows the very best we can and this year will be no different.’
For Teenage Cancer Trust 2019 in Albert Hall you can purchase tickets from Friday 7th December here. For their show supporting Noel Gallagher and The High Flying Birds on Friday 7th June, tickets go on sale Friday 7th December at 10am and you can get them here.