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The Divine Comedy Announce New Album and European Tour Dates

Foreverland Due Out September 2

May 18, 2016 The Divine Comedy Bookmark and Share

The Divine Comedy, the orchestral-pop project of Northern Irish singer/songwriter/composer Neil Hannon, have announced a new album and a bunch of European tour dates. Foreverland is the band’s eleventh album and it will be released on September 2. No tracklisting has been announced yet and no music from the album has been shared, but below is the album cover and a bunch of European tour dates that stretch from October to next February. “It’s about meeting your soul mate and living happily ever after… and then what comes after happily ever after,” says Hannon of Foreverland. “Get ready for the most historically inaccurate hit of the summer.”

The Divine Comedy’s last album was 2010’s Bang Goes the Knighthood, but Hannon has kept busy in the meantime, releasing a second album of cricket-themed pop with Thomas Walsh as The Duckworth Lewis Method, writing a musical based on Arthur Ransome’s 1930 novel Swallows and Amazons, and composing two operas. A deluxe edition of Foreverland will include a second disc featuring In May, a chamber opera by Hannon and Frank Alva Buecheler. Foreverland is said to contain 12 songs full of “lush landscapes and tales of the heart,” which is exactly what we hope for from a Divine Comedy album.

The Divine Comedy Tour Dates:

October 2016:

Aberystwth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth (7)
Tramshed, Cardiff (8)
St. George’s, Bristol (9)
City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds (11)
Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (12)
St. George’s Hall, Liverpool (14)
The Foundry, Sheffield (15)
Baths Hall, Scunthorpe (16)
age Gateshead, Newcastle (17)
Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa (19)
Junction, Cambridge (20)
Quarterhouse, Folkstone (21)
Open, Norwich (22)
Town Hall, Birmingham (24)
De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill (25)
Stereolux, Nantes, France (27)
La Sirene, La Rochelle, France (28)
BIME Festival, Bilbao, Spain (29)
Atabal, Biarritz, France (30)

November 2016:

Le Radiant, Lyon, France (2)
MC2, Grenoble, France (3)
La Cooperative de Mai, Clemont Ferrand, France (4)
Le Bikini, Toulouse, France (6)
La Paloma, Nimes, France (7)
Le Silo, Marseille, France (8)
Dijon Theatre, Dijon, France (10)
La Cartonnerie, Reims, France (12)
L’Autre Canal, Nancy, France (13)
Theatre Sebastopole, Lille, France (14)
Le Cargo, Caen, France (16)
Le 106, Rouen, France (17)

January 2017:

Les Folies Bergere, Paris, France (24, 25)
den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (27)
La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France (28)
Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium (30)

February 2017:

Theatre Le Femina, Bordeaux, France (1)
Teatro Circo, Braga, Portugal (3)
Teatro Tivoli, Lisbon, Portugal (4)
Teatro Alameda, Seville, Spain (5)
Teatro Nuevo Apolo, Madrid, Spain (7)
Palau de la Musica, Barcelo, Spain (8)
Teatro Grande, Brescia, Italy (10)
Theater of l’Octogone, Lausanne, Switzerland (11)
Heimathafen, Berlin, Germany (13)
Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark (14)
Cirkus Skandiascenen, Stockholm, Sweden (15)
Cosmopolite, Oslo, Norway (16)
Mojo, Hamburg, Germany (18)
Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands (19)
Palladium, London (21)
Albert Hall, Manchester (25)
Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin, Ireland (26)


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