The Divine Comedy add seven dates to 2017 UK and Ireland tour, find out how to get tickets

The Divine Comedy add seven dates to 2017 UK and Ireland tour, find out how to get tickets

Neil Hannon's eccentric pop group have added shows in Edinburgh and Norwich, as well as five in Ireland and Northern Ireland

The Divine Comedy have announced an extension to their 2017 UK and Ireland tour, with tickets for seven extra shows available on Wed 17 May at 9am.

The extra shows for Neil Hannon's eccentric pop collective will see the group call at Edinburgh's Usher Hall and Norwich's University of East Anglia, before they take the National Express (more likely a boat, I know) across the Irish Sea to play Cork, Limerick, Derry, Belfast and Dublin.

2016 album Foreverland was hailed as one of the albums of the year by the critics and debuted at number 7 in the UK Chart as Hannon again showed his sense of humour and sharp melodies, 27 years into a stellar career.

They'll be playing cuts from Foreverland, as well as old favourites Casanova, A Short Album About Love and Absent Friends. If you're lucky you might get an airing of 'Songs of Love' – better known as the theme song from Father Ted – although the chances of Hannon playing another of his Craggy Island compositions – 'My Lovely Horse' – are somewhat slimmer.

The Divine Comedy UK and Ireland tour dates 2017:
Wed 22 Nov – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Thurs 23 Nov – O2 Academy, Leeds
Fri 24 Nov – O2 Institute, Birmingham
Sat 25 Nov – University Great Hall – Cardiff
Sun 26 Nov – Colston Hall – Bristol
Tues 28 Nov – O2 Ritz, Manchester
Wed 29 Nov – Eventim Apollo, London
Thu 30 Nov – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Fri 1 Dec – Dome, Brighton
Sat 2 Dec – LCR UEA, Norwich
Mon 4 Dec – Cork Opera House
Tue 5 Dec – University Concert Hall, Limerick
Wed 6 Dec – Millennium Forum, Derry
Thu 7 Dec – Ulster Hall, Belfast
Fri 8 Dec – Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Tickets for The Divine Comedy
's extra UK and Ireland tour dates go on sale Wed 17 May at 9am.

The Divine Comedy

Neil Hannon, the always charming Irish songwriter, leads the Divine Comedy's musically diverse repertoire.