Doves will release their first new album in 11 years, The Universal Want, September 11 through IMPERIAL (US) + Virgin/EMI (UK). Album single “Carousels” has earned critical praise spanning Pitchfork, Stereogum, Rolling Stone, CLASH, Uncut and beyond as well as radio airplay with Sirius XMU, KCRW, WXPN, KEXP, WXRT, WFUV + more. Restlessly exploring the outer reaches of their own musical universe, Doves has unveiled a new version of “Carousels” remixed by The Comet Is Coming. With their “Carousels” (The Comet Is Coming Remix), the cosmically-minded jazz voyagers pull wind-instrumentation to the fore, isolating Jez Williams’ vocal to become an ethereal counterpoint to Goodwin’s enduring warmth and create chasms of space, within which rolling clouds of intense atmosphere develop.
Bowled over by the overwhelming, international response to their ambitious yet ‘instant classic’ new tracks, “Carousels” and “Prisoners,” Jimi Goodwin, Andy and Jez Williams take their sweeping, emotive live experience indoors for the first time since their remarkable Royal Albert Hall comeback show in March 2019. The 17-date jaunt will take place next March & April, and includes what will be an emotional homecoming at Manchester’s O2 Apollo. Tickets go on general sale Friday, July 31 at 10amBST.
The Universal Want will be released in multiple, special edition formats including a limited run of colored vinyl and a sought-after box set, comprising the album on vinyl and cassette, a limited-edition Remix LP, postcards and signed prints.
Doves International 2021 Tour dates:
3/21: Cardiff, UK @ University Great Hall
3/22: Bournemouth, UK @ O2 Academy
3/23: Norwich, UK @ UEA
3/25: Brighton, UK @ Brighton Dome
3/26: London, UK @ O2 Brixton Academy
3/29: Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
3/30: Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
4/1: Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
4/2: Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
4/3: Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
4/5: Liverpool, UK @ Eventim Olympia
4/9: Sheffield, UK @ O2 Academy
4/10: Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland