The sold out February bash at London Astoria will now take place at a later date...

Doves have pulled their planned NME CARLING show at the LONDON ASTORIA, due for February 21, and will now play the same venue on April 5.

The band have apologised to fans for the change, and blame studio commitments for the move. They are close to completing their second album, the follow-up to 2000’s ‘Lost Souls’. In a brief statement the trio said that “to ensure a pre-summer release of the record, [they] have had to reschedule the show to April 5 where they will premiere much of their new material”.

The show will now be billed as an NME Carling 50th Anniversary show, one of a huge number of gigs marking the 50th anniversary of the title.

Tickets for the original show, which had sold out, remain valid. The Music will provide support, as previously announced.

Tickets are still available for the band’s nationwide jaunt later in the year.

To find out where they are playing, and to buy tickets, click here. Or ring the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663663.