Doves have rescheduled their upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates for early 2022. The headline tour, originally set for March and April, comes in support of the band’s highly-acclaimed recent comeback album, The Universal Want.
The new tour will now take place in February and March, 2022, with the band expressing their sorrow in a message accompanying news of the new dates on Twitter.
“For obvious reasons we’re unable to make the proposed tour happen,” they wrote, “which we’re really gutted about as it was to be our first proper album tour for almost 12 years.
“We’ve held off making any announcements until we could give you the full details of the new dates which are now scheduled for early next year.”
UK & Ireland tour rescheduled to 2022.
— Doves (@dovesmusicblog) February 8, 2021
The message continues: “With so many bands moving their tours into 2022, booking these dates has been tricky and there are a couple of venue changes due to their availability. Thanks for sticking with us, look after each other and we’ll see you next year.”
Back in November, the band also announced two special summer 2021 tour dates, playing the Piece Hall in Halifax on June 19, before heading to Delamere Forest in Cheshire the next evening. It’s not clear yet whether these shows will also now be rescheduled.
See the full list of Doves’ 2022 tour dates below:
February 11 – University Great Hall, Cardiff
February 12 – Eventim Olympia, Liverpool
February 14 – Belfast, Limelight
February 17 – O2 Academy, Sheffield
February 18 – Barrowland, Glasgow
February 19 – Barrowland, Glasgow
February 21 – UEA, Norwich
February 22 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
February 23 – Brighton Dome, Brighton
February 25 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
February 26 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
February 28 – O2 Academy, Bristol
March 1 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
March 3 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
March 4 – Rock City, Nottingham
March 5 – O2 City Hall, Newcastle