After announcing a 19 date tour for October 2016 and February 2017, The Divine Comedy announce details of their forthcoming album Foreverland out September 2nd on Divine Comedy Records.

Since The Divine Comedy’s inception Neil Hannon has time and again proved to be one of the UK’s best and most original songwriters. Recorded in Ireland and London and written, arranged and produced by Neil Hannon, ‘Foreverland’ is a byzantine patchwork of love, longing and imperial ambition.

Neil says of the new record, ‘it’s about meeting your soul mate and living happily ever after… and then what comes after happily ever after. Get ready for the most historically inaccurate hit of the summer’.

The first single to be taken from the album is ‘Catherine The Great’ and it is available from June 24th. The accompanying video was made by French director Raphaël Neal (Fever, 2015) and stars acclaimed actress Elina Löwensohn (muse of Hal Hartley and Bertrand Mandico).

As well as the swashbuckling title track, Foreverland features the self deluding Napoleon Complex, the heroic ‘To The Rescue’, the unforgettable ‘I Joined the Foreign Legion (To Forget)’ and the heart warming ‘Funny Peculiar’ – a duet with Cathy Davey.

The Divine Comedy play:

Fri 7th ABERYSTWYTH, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Sat 8th CARDIFF, Tramshed SOLD OUT
Sun 9th BRISTOL, St. Georges SOLD OUT
Tue 11th LEEDS, City Varieties Music Hall SOLD OUT
Wed 12th GLASGOW, Royal Concert Hall
Fri 14th LIVERPOOL, St. George’s Hall SOLD OUT
Sat 15th SHEFFIELD, The Foundry
Sun 16th SCUNTHORPE, Baths Hall
Mon 17th NEWCASTLE, Sage Gateshead
Wed 19th LEAMINGTON SPA, Assembly Rooms
Thu 20th CAMBRIDGE, Junction
Fri 21st FOLKSTONE, Quarterhouse
Sat 22nd NORWICH, Open
Mon 24th BIRMINGHAM, Town Hall
Tue 25th BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavilion

February 2017
Tue 21st LONDON, Palladium
Wed 22nd LONDON, Palladium
Sat 25th MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
Sun 26th DUBLIN, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

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