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

Neil Hannon
Neil Hannon

By Aoife Kelly

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

Neil Hannon and the band will play at the Ulster Hall in Belfast on October 7, as well as nights in Dublin and Cork.

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

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