The beardy Manc rockers embark on a comprehensive tour of the States...

DOVES have announced details of a comprehensive US tour for February – their first major tour of the country.

The tour will commence in Philadelphia on February 24, and call in 11 cities before finishing in Portland on March 11, according to MTV. Their ‘Lost Souls’ album was released in the US in October last year.

The full tour will call at:

Philadelphia Upstage (February 24)

Washington 9:30 Club (25)

Boston Paradise Rock Club (26)

New York Bowery Ballroom (27)

Detroit St. Andrews Hall (March 2)

Chicago Double Door (3)

Minneapolis 7th Street Entry (4)

Los Angeles El Rey Theatre (6)

San Francisco Bimbos (7)

Seattle Crocodile Café (9)

Portland Ohm (11)

Before they depart for the US, Doves will headline an NME Carling Awards show at the London Astoria on February 5. Support will come from fellow Mancunians Elbow, as well as Ed Harcourt and Kings Of Convenience.

For tickets call the NME/Virgin Cola 24-Hour Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663. Calls are charged at national standard rate.