The Divine Comedy release the second single from their acclaimed forthcoming album ‘Foreverland’, the brilliant ‘How Can You Leave Me On My Own’ is out today.
Written, produced and arranged by Neil Hannon, the song was described by Mojo in their 4* album review as “a cracking 70’s pop-influenced expose of man-home-alone foibles.’
The accompanying video was directed by French filmmaker Raphaël Neal and features amongst other highlights Neil riding a bicycle through a French chateau whilst dressed as Napoleon.
Foreverland is the eleventh studio album from The Divine Comedy, and is already receiving rave reviews, with Mojo commenting “Funny, learned and poignant by turns, Foreverland is a masterfully-arranged, part-chamber-pop record” and Q concluding their 4* review by declaring ‘Foreverland truly excels’.
The Divine Comedy tour the UK in October 2016 with further shows in the UK and Ireland in February 2017. Tickets have been selling fast, with many shows already sold out. An extra night has been added due to demand at the London Palladium on Weds 22nd Feb 2017. Ticket links can be found at www.thedivinecomedy.com
Since The Divine Comedy’s inception in 1989, Neil Hannon has time and again proved to be one of the UK’s best and most original songwriters. New album ‘Foreverland’ exemplifies this, with references to everything from Catherine The Great to the French Foreign Legion. Neil says of the new record, ‘it’s about meeting your soul mate and living happily ever after… and then what comes after happily ever after. Get ready for the most historically inaccurate hit of the summer’.
Fri 7th ABERYSTWYTH, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Sat 8th CARDIFF, Tramshed
Sun 9th BRISTOL, St. George’s
Tue 11th LEEDS, City Varieties Music Hall
Wed 12th GLASGOW, Royal Concert Hall
Fri 14th LIVERPOOL, St. George’s Hall
Sat 15th SHEFFIELD, The Foundry
Sun 16th SCUNTHORPE, Baths Hall
Mon 17th NEWCASTLE, Sage Gateshead
Wed 19th LEAMINGTON SPA, Assembly Rooms
Thu 20th CAMBRIDGE, Junction
Fri 21st FOLKSTONE, Quarterhouse
Sat 22nd NORWICH, Open
Mon 24th BIRMINGHAM, Town Hall
Tue 25th BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavilion
Tue 21st LONDON, Palladium
Sat 25th MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
Sun 26th DUBLIN, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
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