The dates are in September...

Divine Comedy and BEN FOLDS have announced a joint tour of the UK and Ireland.

The two bands toured the US together earlier this year, and are now set to play UK dates in the autumn. Neil Hannon and Ben Folds will both play solo sets, and join each other on stage.

The tour calls at: Dublin Ambassador Theatre (September 26)

Bristol Academy (29)

Birmingham Academy (30)

Glasgow Barrowlands (October 1)

Manchester Academy (3)

London Shepherds Bush Empire (4)

Tickets are now on sale, priced at £14 for Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester, and £17.50 for London. To buy, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.