Sep 23 2016

Foreverland News, Later with Jools Holland & Tour Dates!!

So as I’m sure you’re all aware the brand new album from The Divine Comedy Foreverland is very much out now and we’ve been busy travelling round promoting the release.

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It climbed up to number 7 in the official UK album charts in it’s first week of release, plus it was number 3 in Ireland and 14 in France! Very exciting indeed…

We played on Chris Evans and Dermot O’Leary’s BBC radio 2 shows, then dashed off to Paris for an unplugged gig for PIAS plus a few days of television and radio spots before returning to the UK in time to play on Later… with Jools Holland.

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You can stream the whole unplugged PIAS Paris show here on the ARTE website. Not sure how long it’ll stay live so have a look while you can!

The Later… Live! show aired on Tuesday but the full Later… show is on tonight at 11.05pm on BBC2!!

I’ve been playing all these unplugged shows on my little Kala ukulele bass which has been great fun. It’s been getting a lot of attention over the last few weeks. You’ll see it in action on Jools later tonight through my new Aguilar rig. Sounds fantastic…

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The tour starts on 7th October and tickets are selling out fast so you better get on the case boys and girls. See you out there!

October 2016

  • 7th Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth, UK
  • 8th TramShed Cardiff, UK
  • 9th St George’s Bristol, UK
  • 11th City Varieties Music Hall Leeds, UK
  • 12th Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, UK
  • 14th St George’s Hall Liverpool, UK
  • 15th The Foundry Sheffield, UK
  • 16th The Baths Hall Scunthorpe, UK
  • 17th Sage One Newcastle, UK
  • 19th Leamington Assembly Leamington Spa, UK
  • 20th Junction Cambridge, UK
  • 21st Quarterhouse Folkestone, UK
  • 22nd Open Norwich, UK
  • 24th Town Hall Birmingham, UK
  • 25th De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill On Sea, UK
  • 27th Stereolux Nantes, France
  • 28th La Sirène La Rochelle, France
  • 29th BIME Festival Bilbao, Spain
  • 30th Atabal Biarritz, France

November 2016

  • 2nd Le Radiant Lyon, France
  • 3rd MC2 Grenoble, France
  • 4th La Coopérative de Mai Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • 6th Le Bikini Toulouse, France
  • 7th Paloma Nîmes, France
  • 8th Le Silo Marseille, France
  • 10th Dijon Theatre Dijon, France
  • 12th La Cartonnerie Reims, France
  • 13th L’Autre Canal Nancy, France
  • 14th Théâtre Sebastopol Lille, France
  • 16th Le Cargö Caen, France
  • 17th Le 106 Rouen, France

January 2017

  • 24th Les Folies BergèreParis, France
  • 25th Les Folies Bergère Paris, France
  • 27th den Atelier Luxembourg-City, Luxembourg
  • 28th La Laiterie Strasbourg, France
  • 30th Cirque Royal Brussels, Belgium

February 2017

  • 1st Théâtre Fémina Bordeaux, France
  • 3rd Theatro Circo Braga, Portugal
  • 4th Teatro Tivoli Lisbon, Portugal
  • 5th Teatro Alameda Seville, Spain
  • 7th Teatro Nuevo Apolo Madrid, Spain
  • 8th Palau de la Música Catalana Barcelona, Spain
  • 10th Teatro Grande Brescia, Italy
  • 11th Théâtre de l’Octogone Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 13th Heimathafen Neukölln Berlin, Germany
  • 14th Vega Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 15th Cirkus Skandiascenen Stockholm, Sweden
  • 16th Cosmopolite Oslo, Norway
  • 18th Mojo Club Hamburg, Germany
  • 19th Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 21st London Palladium London, UK
  • 22th London Palladium London, UK
  • 23rd London Palladium London, UK
  • 25th Albert Hall Manchester, UK
  • 26th Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Dublin, Ireland

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Apr 20 2016

The Divine Comedy In Paris

So last Friday The Divine Comedy headed off to France to play the Gaîté lyrique in Paris in front of a sold out audience.

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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.

Blogoteque Session

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!

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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 😉


Feb 10 2015

The Divine Comedy Philharmonie Show Live Stream Tomorrow Night!

Good evening folks,

I’m about to head off to catch the tourbus over to Paris and I thought it would be prudent at this juncture to alert you to the fact that you will be able to stream tomorrow night’s big Paris show via the Arte website.

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The Divine Comedy return once again to play the rather stunning Philharmonie de Paris tomorrow night to a sold out house so if you still want to see he show the live stream is your best bet. Located in the Parc de la Villette, the venue had it’s opening ceremony only a month ago so we’ll be one of the first bands to play there. Very cool indeed. I can’t wait to get a look at this place; the main hall looks a bit like this…

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Yikes. There will be pics. Our first set is at 8.30pm (that’s Paris time so 7.30 here in the UK) so make sure you’re tuned in. As far as I can tell at this stage the link for tomorrow’s live stream is HERE on the Arte website. If it turns out I’m wrong and you know better please post the link in the comments for everybody else. I might be busy…

Keep your eyes peeled on my Twitter feed and/or my Facebook page for the usual running commentary from the frontline! Wish us luck…