Music: The Divine Comedy UK and Ireland Tour Announced For 2022

 

 

Having now completed his third full decade as a recording artist, The Divine Comedy, aka Neil Hannon, today announces the treasure trove that is Charmed Life – The Best Of The Divine Comedya collection of his finest moments, out February 4th 2022.

A 24 track career-spanning roster of hit singles and fan favourites, compiled by Neil and remastered at Abbey Road Studios, Charmed Life includes monumental tracks ‘National Express’, ‘Something For The Weekend’, ‘Songs of Love’, ‘Our Mutual Friend’, ‘A Lady of A Certain Age’, ‘To The Rescue’ and ‘Norman and Norma’. It also features brand new track ‘The Best Mistakes.’

“I’ve been luckier than most,” Neil Hannon reflected. “I get to sing songs to people for a living and they almost always applaud. So when asked what to call this collection I thought of Charmed Life. I like the song and it rather sums up how I feel about my life.”

The Best Of will arrive as a 24 track standard 2CD; double heavyweight black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve; limited edition double heavyweight colour vinyl in a gatefold sleeve; and as a limited edition 3CD edition containing the 24 track Best Of as well as “Super Extra Bonus Album” – a collection of new and unreleased recordings.

Discussing the bonus album, Neil continues: “It felt right to celebrate thirty years of The Divine Comedy. I can’t give you an overview of these songs. They’re a crazy mixed up bunch. Some are strangely seasonal, some relate to what we’ve all been going through recently, some are just nuts. Enjoy!”

In 1990 musical history was made when a 20 year old Neil Hannon signed his first record deal and began releasing one glorious album after another under the name The Divine Comedy. Twelve magnificent albums and hundreds of spellbinding shows later, Neil Hannon is now, without doubt, a national treasure and one of the finest singer songwriters of his generation.

The Divine Comedy will be touring the UK and Ireland from April 2022 including a show at the London Palladium on the 3rd of MayNeil says: I am so looking forward to playing live again. The last couple of years have been a reminder of how much it means to me personally. It really is my favourite thing. And it seems fitting that we’ll be coming back with a greatest hits set. You know, in case everyone’s forgotten who I am and what we do!” Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 10th September HERE

April 2022
Mon 25th        Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Tue 26th         Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Wed 27th       Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Fri 29th            Brighton, Brighton Dome
Sat 30th          York, Barbican
May 2022
Sun 1st            Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
Tue 3rd           London, Palladium
Thu 5th            Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Fri 6th              Ipswich, Regent
Sun 8th           Oxford, New Theatre
Mon 9th          Southampton, O2 Guildhall
Tue 10th         Bath, Forum
Thu 12th          Cardiff, St Davids Hall
Fri 13th            Halifax, Victoria Theatre
Sat 14th          Newcastle, O2 City Hall
Sun 15th         Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Tue 17th         Cork, Opera House
Thu 19th          Dublin, Olympia Theatre
Sat 21st           Belfast, Waterfront Hall

Charmed Life – The Best Of Divine Comedy Tracklisting

  1. Charmed Life
  2. National Express
  3. Norman And Norma
  4. Something For The Weekend
  5. Songs Of Love
  6. The Best Mistakes
  7. At The Indie Disco
  8. Bad Ambassador
  9. A Lady Of A Certain Age
  10. Becoming More Like Alfie
  11. Come Home Billy Bird
  12. Have You Ever Been In Love
  13. Our Mutual Friend
  14. Generation Sex
  15. How Can You Leave Me On My Own
  16. Perfect Lovesong
  17. Your Daddy’s Car
  18. You’ll Never Work In This Town Again
  19. Absent Friends
  20. Everybody Knows (Except You)
  21. The Certainty Of Chance
  22. Sunrise
  23. To The Rescue
  24. Tonight We Fly

Bonus (Deluxe 3CD / Deluxe Digital)

  1. I’ll Take What I Can Get
  2. Don’t Make Me Go Outside
  3. Who Do You Think You Are
  4. The Adventurous Type
  5. When When When
  6. Home For The Holidays
  7. Te Amo España
  8. Perfect Lovesong 2021
  9. Simple Pleasures
  10. Those Pesky Kids

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