Acclaimed U.K. rock outfit Doves has set an April 29 international release date for its sophomore album, "The Last Broadcast," via Heavenly. The 12-track set was produced by the Manchester-based trio,

Acclaimed U.K. rock outfit Doves has set an April 29 international release date for its sophomore album, "The Last Broadcast," via Heavenly. The 12-track set was produced by the Manchester-based trio, with Steve Osborne (U2, New Order) lending a hand on two tracks. The album will be released in early May in North America via Astralwerks.

"Broadcast" is the follow-up to 2000's "Lost Souls," which has sold 61,000 copies in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan. The first single, "There Goes the Fear," is due April 15 in the U.K. The 10-inch vinyl version will be backed by frequent show-closer "Hit the Ground Running," a song based loosely on Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London." Other album tracks such as "N.Y." and "Satellites" were debuted live on the band's North American tour last summer.

Doves will spend the bulk of the spring touring in the U.K., including a show tonight (Feb. 27) in Plymouth. The group is expected to tour North America sometime this summer. As previously reported, Doves' cover of the Beatles' "Blackbird" can be found on Nettwerk's "Roswell" soundtrack, released yesterday in North America.

Here are Doves' tour dates:

Feb. 27: Plymouth, England (Pavillions)
March 1: Birmingham, England (National Indoor Arena)
March 2: Brighton, England (Brighton Centre)
March 4: Sheffield, England (Arena)
March 5: Newcastle, England (Telewest Arena)
March 7: Aberdeen, Scotland (Exhibition Centre)
March 8-9: Glasgow (SECC)
March 11: Cardiff, Wales (International Arena)
March 12: London (Wembley Arena)
March 15: Manchester, England (Evening News Arena)
March 16: Belfast, Ireland (Odyssey Arena)
March 18: Aberdeen, Scotland (Exhibition Centre)
March 19-20: Glasgow (SECC)
March 22: London (Docklands)
April 5: London (Astoria)
April 30: Leeds, England (Metropolitan University)
May 1: Glasgow (Barrowlands)
May 3: Manchester, England (Academy)
May 4: Wolverhampton, England (Wulfrun Hall)
May 5: Norwich, England (University of East Anglia)
May 7: Portsmouth, England (Pyramid Centre)
May 8: Bristol, England (Academy)
May 9: London (Forum)
May 10: London (Shepherd's Bush Empire)