Fans overjoyed as Doves tease long-awaited reformation with cryptic social media post

They've been on hiatus since 2010

Doves have teased their long-awaited return with a cryptic social media post.

The image, which you can see below, shows touring luggage emblazoned with the band’s name, as well as next Monday’s date (December 3)

The band have been on hiatus since 2010, with many fans speculating that a new album and/or tour could be in the works.

It confirms rumours that have been circulating on social media that the Mancunian favourites could be getting back together for the first time since 2010.

Now, those rumours are all but confirmed. “If a new album is announced on Monday i’ll probably sob happy tears,” said one fan on Facebook. “If they are getting back together then this is one of the best moments of my life,” said another.

The Manchester group last released an album in 2009 with ‘Kingdom Of Rust’, their fourth LP, and have been on hiatus since 2010.

Speaking to NME back then, they said that their ‘goodbye’ show at The Warehouse Project in Manchester ‘could be their last.

Frontman Jimi Goodwin began a solo career in 2014 with his first album ‘Odludek’, while fellow band members Jez and Andy Williams went on to form Black Rivers.

An online petition was set up in February in an attempt to convince the band to get back together. At time of writing it has over 1,500 signatures.