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.