DOVES are to play the Parr Hall this month as part of a warm-up for their Royal Albert Hall show.

The Wilmslow band announced the March 28 gig this morning, Monday, just 10 days before they head to Warrington and the night before their Teenage Cancer Trust fundraiser at the iconic London venue on March 29.

Doves previously played at the Parr Hall a decade ago in March 2009 and this concert will be their first since they went on a nine-year hiatus.

In a statement the trio said: “On familiar territory, looking out to see the faces of friends old and new, Doves return to Warrington Parr Hall. This is where a page is turned and the new chapter begins.”

Doves released four albums, including the chart-toppers The Last Broadcast and Some Cities, before they took a break in 2010.

Their biggest hits have been There Goes The Fear and Black and White Town.

Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin and Andy Williams were persuaded to reform Doves following a fan petition. 

As well as the live shows, they are also hoping to write and record new material in the months to come.

Tickets are on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, at 10am. Visit