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- Feb 11 2022Feb112022Find ticketsFri 19:00Cardiff University Students Union - CardiffDoves
- Feb 12 2022Feb122022Find ticketsSat 19:00Liverpool Olympia - LiverpoolDovesLow Availability
- Feb 14 2022Feb142022Find ticketsMon 18:30The Limelight - BelfastDoves
- Feb 17 2022Feb172022Find ticketsThu 18:30O2 Academy Sheffield - SheffieldDovesLow Availability
- Feb 18 2022Feb182022Find ticketsFri 19:00Barrowland - GlasgowDovesLow Availability
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- Feb 21 2022Feb212022Find ticketsMon 18:30Norwich Nick Rayns LCR UEA - NorwichDoves
- Feb 22 2022Feb222022Find ticketsTue 19:00O2 Academy Bournemouth - BournemouthDoves
- Feb 23 2022Feb232022Find ticketsWed 19:00Brighton Dome - BrightonDovesLimited Availability
- Feb 25 2022Feb252022Find ticketsFri 19:00O2 Academy Brixton - LondonDovesLow Availability
- Feb 26 2022Feb262022Find ticketsSat 19:00O2 Forum Kentish Town - LondonDoves
- Feb 28 2022Feb282022Find ticketsMon 19:00O2 Academy Bristol - BristolDovesLow Availability
- Mar 01 2022Mar012022Find ticketsTue 19:00O2 Academy Birmingham - BirminghamDoves
- Mar 03 2022Mar032022Find ticketsThu 19:00O2 Apollo Manchester - ManchesterDovesLimited Availability
- Mar 04 2022Mar042022Find ticketsFri 18:30Rock City - NottinghamDoves
- Mar 05 2022Mar052022Find ticketsSat 18:30O2 City Hall, Newcastle - Newcastle Upon TyneDoves
- Jun 19 2022Jun192022Find ticketsSun 18:00Delamere Forest - NorthwichDoves
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- Feb 15 2022Feb152022Find ticketsTue 19:00Olympia Theatre - Dublin, IrelandDovesLow Availability
The Mancunian alt-rock trailblazers
Doves had something of an usual genesis in '90s Madchester. Founding members Jimi Goodwin, Jez Williams and Andy Williams were all members of Sub Sub, best remembered for their 1993 hit single Ain’t No Love (Ain’t No Use). After a fire at their recording studio in early 1996 essentially spelled the end of the band, Goodwin and the Williams brothers took time out to regroup and returned in 1998 with a new name and a new sound. Thus, Doves were born.
Three early EPs across 1998 and 1999 were met with a positive critical reception, paving the way for the band’s Mercury Prize-nominated debut Lost Souls in 2000. The album earned the band comparisons to fellow Mancunian notables, such as Oasis, Stone Roses and The Charlatans as well as other Britpop luminaries like Radiohead and The Verve.
The band kept moving, quickly building on the success of Lost Souls with its successor The Last Broadcast, which debuted at No.1 in the UK album charts and yielded a No.3 single There Goes The Fear. Again the band found themselves on the shortlist for the Mercury Music Prize.
Following a B-sides compilation Lost Sides, Doves retreated to various spots in the British countryside to work on their third album, Some Cities. By contrast, the album had a more urban and rawer feel than its predecessors. Again, they debuted at No.1.
It took five years for Doves’ fourth album, Kingdom Of Rust, to arrive. It stopped one spot short of The Last Broadcast and Some Cities, peaking at No.2 in the album charts. An extensive world tour followed as well as a performance with the London Bulgarian Choir, as part of the BBC Electric Proms.
In 2010, following the release of a greatest hits compilation, the band announced that they were going on hiatus. In 2014, Jimi Goodwin released his solo debut and the Williams brothers formed a new band, Black Rivers.
In 2018, Doves played their first new shows for some time. In 2020, the band released The Universal Want album and confirmed an extensive UK tour. On 8 February 2021, Doves announced rescheduled tour dates for February and March 2022.
The band came out of hiatus in 2018. A new album arrived in September 2020 and a UK tour has been announced for 11 February – 5 March 2022.
Doves are playing the following UK cities in 2022:
Tickets for all Doves tour dates are on sale now. Original tickets remain valid for rescheduled dates.
Doves are from Cheshire. The band met at Wilmslow High School in their teens.
Doves' albums are:
· Lost Souls
· The Last Broadcast
· Some Cities
· Kingdom Of Rust
· The Universal Want