by Andrew Frisicano

doves

"Doves have been recording their follow-up [to 2005's Some Cities] for the past 18 months, having ensconced themselves to a farm house-come-studio in Cheshire."

The band took a similar approach to the acclaimed Some Cities, locking themselves away in the Scottish and Welsh countrysides to complete the album. The result this time - their new album Kingdom of Rust (out via Astralwerks Records on April 7th).

The band's supporting tour includes a visit to North America in May and June, and that includes a stop at the Sasquatch! Music Festival on Saturday, May 23rd, and a Thursday, June 4th show at Terminal 5. Tickets for the NYC show go on regular sale on Friday, 3/13 at noon, with two separate presales both start on Wednesday.

In June, the band returns to the county of Cheshire to play Delamere Forest - in a series of concerts hosted by the UK Forestry Commission. The show is a homecoming of sorts for the band. They were founded in Wilmslow, about 30 minutes away. The night before, the same park hosts a sold-out Paul Weller show. (Noah and the Whale and Elbow played Delamere Forest last year.)

All tour dates, a video for first single "Kingdom of Rust," and the new album track list, below...

Doves - "Kingdom of Rust"

Doves - 2009 Tour Dates
3/12 - Warrington, UK - Parr Hall
3/13 - Middlesbrough, UK - Empire
3/15 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
3/17 - Coventry, UK - Kasbah, Coventry
3/18 - Portsmouth, UK - Pyramids, Portsmouth
3/19 - London, UK - Forum
4/15 - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge Corn Exchange
4/16 - Brighton, UK - Brighton Dome
4/17 - Birmingham, UK - 02 Birmingham Academy
4/19 - Belfast, IRE - Belfast Ulster Hall
4/20 - Dublin, IRE - Olympia Theatre
4/22 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowland
4/23 - Edinburgh, UK - Edinburgh Picture House
4/24 - Leeds, UK - 02 Academy Leeds
4/26 - Manchester, UK - 02 Academy Manchester
4/27 - Newcastle, UK - 02 Academy Newcastle
4/28 - Sheffield, UK - 02 Academy Sheffield
4/30 - Reading, UK - Reading Hexagon
5/1 - London, UK - Brixton Academy
5/2 - London, UK - Brixton Academy
5/4 - Southampton, UK - Southampton Guildhall
5/5 - Nottingham, UK - Nottingham Rock City
5/6 - Norwich, UK - Norwich UEA
5/7 - Bristol, UK - 02 Academy Bristol
5/14 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
5/15 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
5/16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
5/18 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
5/19 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
5/21 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
5/22 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
5/23 - George, WA - Sasquatch! Festival
5/26 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
5/28 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
5/29 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
5/30 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
6/1 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
6/2 - Montreal, QC - Le National
6/4 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
6/5 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
6/6 - Washington, DC - 9.30 Club
6/7 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
6/13 - Cheshire, UK - Delamere Forest

Kingdom of Rust Track Listing:
1. Jetstream
2. Kingdom of Rust
3. The Outsiders
4. Winter Hill
5. 10.03
6. The Greatest Denier
7. Birds Flew Backwards
8. Spellbound
9. Compulsion
10. House of Mirrors
11. Lifelines