April 5, 2006 8:00

The Divine Comedy rope in old pals on new LP

Neil Hannon gets some help

The Divine Comedy rope in old pals on new LP
The Divine Comedy are to return with a new album and tour later this year.

The follow-up to 2004’s ‘Absent Friends’ is to be titled ‘Victory For The Comic Muse’, and will be released on June 19. The LP will be preceded by a as-yet unconfirmed new single on June 12.

The album was recorded virtually live in the studio over a period of two weeks in late 2005. The entire project was arranged and produced by Divine Comedy mainman Neil Hannon, and features many long-standing Divine Comedy collaborators.

Hannon will be touring Europe with an eight-piece band in May. The UK and Irish dates are:

Cambridge Junction (May 17)
Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (18)
London St James Church (19)
Sheffield Leadmill (21)
Manchester Academy 2 (22)
Glasgow QMU (23)
Dublin Vicar Street (24)

Tickets for all dates go on sale tomorrow (April 4).

For ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.

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