The band treat fans to songs from the forthcoming 'Some Cities' - and there's news of a big UK tour...

Doves have been giving their new album a live airing this week.

Last night at London Hammersmith Palais and Tuesday (December 14) at Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall were fans’ first chance to hear material from forthcoming third album ‘Some Cities’.

As well as new single ‘Black And White Town’, they debuted likely follow-up ‘Snowden’ alongside ‘Sky Starts Falling’, ‘Almost Forgot Myself’ and ‘Ambition’ – the song they recorded in a monastery.

Support came from The Go! Team.

Last night’s setlist was:



‘New York’

‘Black And White Town’

‘Sea Song’

‘Sky Starts Falling’


‘Caught By The River’

‘Almost Forgot Myself’

‘The Last Broadcast’



‘Where We’re Calling From’


‘The Cedar Room’


‘There Goes The Fear’

The band complete their string of warm-up dates at Blackpool Empress Ballroom tomorrow (December 17) before embarking on a full-scale UK tour in the New Year, calling at:

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)

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[a][/a] release their new single ‘Black and White Town’ on February 7 through Heavenly. ‘Some Cities’ follows two weeks later on February 21.