Doves deny they’ll split after ‘best of’ release and UK tour

Jez Williams claims he was 'misquoted' as saying forthcoming UK tour is their last

Doves have denied they are splitting up after their forthcoming UK tour.

Guitarist Jez Williams told The Observer he was misquoted recently as saying the nine-date jaunt would “probably” be the Manchester band’s final tour.

“It is our last tour for a bit. I never said forever,” he said.


His brother, drummer Andy Williams, added: “I was like: ‘The band are splitting up!? No one told me.”

‘The Places Between: The Best Of Doves’ was released today (April 5).

It includes a disc of B-sides, rarities and unreleased tracks, including newly-recorded songs ‘Blue Water’, ‘Drifter’ and new single ‘Andalucia’.

Doves will play:

Hull City Hall (April 28)
Leicester De Montfort Hall (29)
O2 Academy Glasgow (May 1)
Blackburn King George’s Hall (2)
Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall (4)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (5)
London Troxy (6)
Liverpool University (8)
Bradford St George’s Hall (9)

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