After announcing a 19 date tour (including two London Palladium shows) for October 2016 and February 2017, The Divine Comedy announce details of their forthcoming album Foreverland out September 2nd on Divine Comedy Records.
The first single to be taken from the album is Catherine The Great and it is available from June 24th, watch it above. 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).
Since The Divine Comedys inception Neil Hannon has time and again proved to be one of the UKs 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’.
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 the wonderful Cathy Davey.
Tickets for the UK and Irish tour dates have been selling fast, with Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds and Liverpool already sold out. Venues in other cities (Glasgow, Newcastle, Cambridge, Manchester) have up-scaled their capacity to keep up with demand and an extra night has been added on the 22nd February at the London Palladium.
Foreverland complete tracklisting:
1. Napoleon Complex
3. Catherine The Great
4. Funny Peculiar
5. The Pact
6. To The Rescue
7. How Can You Leave Me On My Own
8. I Joined The Foreign Legion (To Forget)
9. My Happy Place
10. A Desperate Man
11. Other People
12. The One Who Loves You
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. Georges 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
Tue 21st LONDON, Palladium
Wed 22nd LONDON, Palladium
Sat 25th MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
Sun 26th DUBLIN, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre