UK & Ireland Tour Rescheduled to 2022

Hi everyone, Jez, Andy & Jimi here with long-awaited news about next month’s dates that many of you have been asking about recently.

For obvious reasons we’re unable to make the proposed tour happen, which we’re really gutted about as it was to be our first proper album tour for almost 12 years.

We’ve held off making any announcements until we could give you the full details of the new dates which are now scheduled for early next year.

With so many bands moving their tours into 2022, booking these dates has been tricky and there are a couple of venue changes due to their availability.

Thanks for sticking with us, look after each other and we’ll see you next year. 

Amongst the changes to the touring plans are: 

• Two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton becomes one, with the second night in London moving to the O2 Forum Kentish Town

• The Newcastle O2 Academy gig moves to Newcastle O2 City Hall 

In all cases, where ticket holders have valid tickets for a first or second original date they will be transferred to the respective first or second, rescheduled date in each town or city. 

The full list of tour dates for The Universal Want 2022 UK and Ireland Tour are as follows:

• Fri 11 Feb 2022 Cardiff, Cardiff University Great Hall
• Sat 12 Feb 2022 Liverpool, Eventim Olympia
• Mon 14 Feb 2022 Belfast, Limelight
• Tue 15 Feb 2022 Dublin, Olympia
• Thu 17 Feb 2022 Sheffield, O2 Academy 1
• Fri 18 Feb 2022 Glasgow, Barrowland (Tickets valid if booked for original Sat 10th April 2021 date)
• Sat 19 Feb 2022 Glasgow, Barrowland (Tickets valid if booked for the original Sun 11th April 2021 date)
• Mon 21 Feb 2022 Norwich, UEA
• Tue 22 Feb 2022 Bournemouth, O2 Academy
• Wed 23 Feb 2022 Brighton, Dome
• Fri 25 Feb 2022 London, O2 Academy Brixton (Tickets valid if booked for original Fri 26th March 2021 date)
• Sat 26 Feb 2022 London, O2 Forum Kentish Town (Tickets valid if booked for original Sat 26th March 2021 show at O2 Academy Brixton)
• Mon 28 Feb 2022 Bristol, O2 Academy 1
• Tue 01 Mar 2022 Birmingham, O2 Academy 1
• Thu 03 Mar 2022 Manchester, O2 Apollo
• Fri 04 Mar 2022 Nottingham, Rock City
• Sat 05 Mar 2022 Newcastle, O2 City Hall (originally O2 Academy)

Sending Signals Podcast

Andy spoke to the Sending Signals podcast about all things ‘The Universal Want’ and more. Listen to the interview on Apple, Spotify or at

Under The Radar Interview

Read a wee interview Jimi did for Under The Radar here.

Sub Sub 2021

If you missed the 3AM GMT Sub Sub set for UNITED WE STREAM. You can watch back here. Starts 9 hours in.

Here’s the ‘setlist’ thanks to Ollie, aka our good pal Anal Beard!

Candido – Jingo
Roxy Music – Love us the Drug (Todd Terje mix)
Grace Jones – Pull up to the Bumper
Rotary Connection – Black Gold of the sun
The Clash – Magnificent Dance
Bastone – The Real Life
De-Lite – Wild Times (Mayday mix)
T-Coy – Carino
Jaydee – Plastic Dreams
Gwen Guthrie – Seventh Heaven
Meat Beat Manifesto – Radio Babylon
MFSB – Love is the message
Annette – Dream 17
RP Boo – Bang’n On King Drive

New Years..

The Making Of The Universal Want

The Making of The Universal Want. Better late than never! I’ve put together all the band tweets from The Universal Want listening party along with some additional info Andy & Jez kindly provided to give you the definitive track by track commentary on how Doves created The Universal Want.

Link: The Making Of The Universal Want

Milan 02 Setlist

I’m currently in the process of updating the live archive section. Thanks to Remo for providing the setlist for a show in Milan from October 2002 that previously wasn’t listed on the tour archive.

If you’ve got a copy of a setlist from a show you’d like to share, get in touch at

Merry Christmas

Snowden, the website & forum mascot wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here’s a better year ahead.

Thanks to all of you who’ve contributed to this website over the last year. The release of The Universal Want and all the related promo definitely helped make 2020 a bit more tolerable.

February In-Store Shows Postponed

It is with regret that we have to announce the postponement of the planned in-store performances in Kingston Upon Thames, Leeds and Dundee in February ’21, due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation.

We will keep an eye on developments and hopefully we’ll be able to reschedule them as soon as possible.

For refunds, please contact your point of sale.

Delamere Support Announced

Doves announced today joining them at Delamare Forest next June are This Is The Kit and Jane Weaver. Fingers crossed this show gets the go ahead as that’s a line-up well worth seeing.


Doves Lost Souls Interview

Andy Williams Cedar EP Interview


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