So last Friday The Divine Comedy headed off to France to play the Gaîté lyrique in Paris in front of a sold out audience.
As many of you know the new (as yet untitled!) album is due for release later this year so this was a good opportunity for Neil to debut a few of the new songs. Here’s To The Rescue from the show…
In fact the entire gig was streamed live by those lovely people at ARTE, so you can in fact watch the whole show from the comfort of your homes to see what you missed.
We also spent some time in the afternoon shooting some unplugged videos for La Blogotheque at a lovely secret venue down the road (mainly a secret because I’ve forgotten it’s name). Looking forward to seeing these, I think they’re gonna look great!
So the next show will be the Vida Festival in Spain on Saturday 2nd July. Pack your sunscreen and see you there. And keep your eyes and ears peeled for news on the new album. We’re all rather excited to be on the road again 😉
Just a quick post to let you all know that you can watch Maggie Reilly, Mark Hornby and I performing a few songs on the Vintage TV Sessions, which airs April 30th at 8pm.
We recorded the show a few weeks ago at the beautiful Tabernacle in Notting Hill. This episode also features performances from Thunder, The Young Folk and Mark Nevin. Here’s the trailer…
Vintage TV is available on Sky 369, Freeview 242, Virgin 343 and Freesat 515. Most of you should be able to watch us in one way or another! You can also check their website at http://www.vintage.tv for more info.
We’re hoping to do a full ‘audience with’-type show sometime over the next few months. Sorting out the dates as I type. Fear not; I’ll post about it here to let you all know when it’s happening.
Hope you enjoy the show next Thursday. Tell your mates…
So I waited way too long to post about the big Paris show but better late than never, hey?
On the 11th February The Divine Comedy took to the stage of the beautiful Philharmonie de Paris for our first big full band show in a fair old while. We did play a few festivals last year as a five-piece but we expanded to a much larger ensemble for this very special show.
The Philharmonie was in fact so new that they’d barely finished building it from the outside but luckily the auditorium was fully functional and their brand-spanking new sound system was really quite special indeed.
As I mentioned in my previous post the entire gig was streamed live by the Arte channel. No pressure! I know a lot of you watched the live stream which was also available for the next week on Arte, and by all accounts it looked and sounded wonderful. We were all very pleased with the live show. The whole show is still available to watch on the Philharmonie website until 11th July. You should all check it out!
In the meantime a few tasty crowd-shot videos have popped up on YouTube; here’s a few favourites…
Something For The Weekend
A Lady Of A Certain Age
Bang Goes The Knighthood
I posted a stack of photos on my Facebook page on the day, but here’s a little gallery for those of you that missed it…
I’m not sure what’s next with The Divine Comedy at this stage but I’m sure there’ll be some more shows later on this year. There will also be a new album at some point so watch this space! There has been plotting galore but we’re not quite there yet!