Neil Hannon goes it alone after dumping his ex-bandmates last year...

Former Divine Comedy vocalist NEIL HANNON is to tour the US as a solo artist.

The Irish vocalist, who disbanded the latest incarnation Divine Comedy last year, will perform four shows solo in February, before supporting Ben Folds later in the month.

The headline dates are: New York Joe’s Pub (February 12)

Chicago Schuba’s Tavern (15)

San Francisco Slim’s (18)

Los Angeles Largo (19)

Hannon will then perform a solo version of Divine Comedy’s acoustic set in support of Ben Folds at: Uni of Iowa Main Lounge (February 25)

Minneapolis First Avenue (26)

Milwaukee The Rave (27)

Ann Arbor Michigan Theater (March 1)

Chicago Vic Theater (2)

Indianapolis Vogue (3)

Carbondale Copper Dragon (5)

Kansas City Beaumont Club (6)

Houston Verizon Wireless Theater (8)

New Orleans House of Blues (9)

Austin La Zona Rosa (10)

Dallas Deep Ellum Live (11)

Scottsdale Cajun House (13)

Denver Gothic Theater (15)

Salt Lake City Bricks (16)

Portland Crystal Ballroom (19)

Seattle Moore Theater (20)