Monday 17 June 2019

The Divine Comedy announce UK and Ireland tour ahead of new album release

Songwriter Neil Hannon Photo: David Conachy
Songwriter Neil Hannon Photo: David Conachy
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The Divine Comedy have announced Irish tour dates for October 2019.

Neil Hannon and the band will play the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin on Sunday October 6, followed by the Ulster Hall in Belfast on the 7th and Cork Opera House on the 8th before heading to the UK.

The tour will come on the back of the new 16-track album, Office Politics, which releases on June 7.  The lead track, Queuejumper, is out now.

The album was written, produced and arranged by Neil Hannon and recorded in Ireland and London, and additional guest vocals come courtesy of Chris Difford, Cathy Davey and Pete Ruotolo.

“It has synthesizers. And songs about synthesizers,” Neil says. “But don’t panic. It also has guitars, orchestras, accordions, and songs about love and greed.”

He adds, “I do try to make normal records.  But it always seems to wander off into odd territories.”

The album is the follow up to the top ten 2016 album Foreverland.

Tickets for The Divine Comedy tour dates are on sale from 9am, Friday, April 12.  Ticket links are at www.thedivinecomedy.com

Office Politics Tracklisting:

1. Queuejumper

2. Office Politics

3. Norman And Norma

4. Absolutely Obsolete

5. Infernal Machines

6. You'll Never Work In This Town Again

7. Psychological Evaluation

8. The Synthesiser Service Centre Super Summer Sale

9. The Life and Soul Of The Party

10. A Feather In Your Cap

11. I'm A Stranger Here

12. Dark Days Are Here Again

13. Philip And Steve's Furniture Removal Company

14. 'Opportunity' Knox

15. After The Lord Mayor's Show

16. When The Working Day Is Done

Read more: Living a life less frantic with partner Neil Hannon, Cathy Davey makes music at her own pace

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