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The Divine Comedy Announce Autumn Tour And New Double Album 'Office Politics'

Thursday, 04 April 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

The Divine Comedy will tour the UK and Ireland this autumn.

The band will head out in October with stops planned in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Glasgow, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, and London, where they'll play Hammersmith's Eventim Apollo. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 12.

The dates will follow the release of their upcoming 16-track double album, 'Office Politics', which is set to arrive on June 7, following up 2016's 'Foreverland'. 

The band have also shared the record's artwork, viewable above, as well as the tracklist and its cheerful, percussion heavy lead single, Queuejumper. Vocalist Neil Hannon revealed the details via a memo on the band's website

"It has synthesizers. And songs about synthesizers. But don't panic. It also has guitars, orchestras, accordions, and songs about love and greed. I do try to make normal records. But it always seems to wander off into odd territories."

'Office Politics' tracklist:

1. Queuejumper
2. Office Politics
3. Norman And Norma
4. Absolutely Obsolete
5. Infernal Machines
6. You'll Never Work In This Town Again
7. Psychological Evaluation
8. The Synthesiser Service Centre Super Summer Sale
9. The Life and Soul Of The Party
10. A Feather In Your Cap
11. I'm A Stranger Here
12. Dark Days Are Here Again
13. Philip And Steve's Furniture Removal Company
14. 'Opportunity' Knox
15. After The Lord Mayor's Show
16. When The Working Day Is Done

The Divine Comedy Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sun October 06 2019 - DUBLIN Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Mon October 07 2019 - BELFAST Ulster Hall
Tue October 08 2019 - CORK Opera House
Thu October 10 2019 - GLASGOW Old Fruit Market
Fri October 11 2019 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute Birmingham
Sat October 12 2019 - OXFORD O2 Academy Oxford
Mon October 14 2019 - BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Tue October 15 2019 - LEEDS Beckett Students Union
Thu October 17 2019 - LONDON Eventim Apollo
Fri October 18 2019 - MANCHESTER Albert Hall

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