AMERICA TO GET THE BIRD?

And meanwhile tickets are on sale for their 2005 UK tour now...

Doves are looking to crack America with their new album ‘SOME CITIES’.

Capitol Records will release the Manchester firebrands’ third album on March 1, a week behind the UK release.

Meanwhile, tickets went on sale today for Doves’ mammoth UK tour, beginning in February.

Edinburgh Corn Exchange (February 22)

Aberdeen Music Hall (23)

Glasgow Academy (24)

Belfast Ulster Hall (26)

Dublin Olympia Theatre (28)

Bristol Colston Hall (March 2)

Southampton Guildhall (4)

Cardiff University (5)

Exeter University (7)

Brighton Dome (8)

Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall (10)

Norwich UEA (11)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (12)

Nottingham Rock City (29)

London Brixton Academy (30)

Leeds University (April 2)

Newcastle Northumbria University (3)

Liverpool Royal Court (4)

Manchester Apollo (6)

Birmingham Academy (8)

Sheffield Octagon (9)

For ticket availability, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.