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.


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.


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…


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


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.

Paris Metro
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!

Gaîté lyrique

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 24 2015

The Overdue Divine Comedy Philharmonie de Paris Post!

Hello folks

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.

Philharmonie de Paris #8

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.

Philharmonie de Paris Ext

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!

Philharmonie de Paris #9

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!

Until next time…