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29/10/2020, Just Played - A Column About Vinyl Records #10 | Features | Clash Magazine

Just Played - A Column About Vinyl Records #10 | Features | Clash Magazine
Just Played - A Column About Vinyl Records #10

29/10/2020, The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon: I just wanted to be a pop star so badly

The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon: I just wanted to be a pop star so badly
The Northern Irish musician is celebrating three decades in music.

28/10/2020, My Record Collection by The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon | hmv.com

In My Record Collection, we dig down to the bottom of musicians' souls to find out what the most treasured parts of their record collection are. This week, it's the turn of The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon, let's see what he chooses for us...

26/10/2020, Jornal de Leiria - Música | Divine Comedy

Aconteça o que acontecer, aposto já aqui com quem quiser, que alguns dos retratos musicais mais elegantes destas últimas três décadas do universo pop anglo-saxónico têm a voz e música Neil Hannon

25/10/2020, The Divine Comedy - Barbican, London | Daily Mail Online

Can a conventional gig still work in these sanitised times? It can, as long as there’s a sense of occasion, and a sense of humour. ‘Welcome to the first gig of the tour,’ says Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy. ‘And the last!’

22/10/2020, Show must go on... Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon tells musicians not to give up amid Covid-19 restrictions - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Show must go on... Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon tells musicians not to give up amid Covid-19 restrictions - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
The Divine Comedy's frontman Neil Hannon has urged young artists "to keep going and keep taking huge risks" despite music venues around the world remaining closed due to Covid-19.

22/10/2020, There’s a magic to hearing music in such small audiences: Divine Comedy reviewed | The Spectator

There’s a magic to hearing music in such small audiences: Divine Comedy reviewed | The Spectator
Three shows in a week! Why, it was just like the first week of March. There was, however, little of that last-days-of-Weimar giddiness about these. How could there be, when there were 300-odd people dotted around Barbican Hall’s 2,000 seats, and 50 or so of us at Oslo — normally a packed, standing-only club — sat on stools, unable even to waggle a hip?

21/10/2020, Rock&Folk, Divine Comedy et le cigarettegate de Casanova

Rock&Folk, Divine Comedy et le cigarettegate de Casanova
La photo d’origine ornait avec panache la couverture de l’album Casanova sorti en 1996 et quatrième disque de Divine Comedy. Neil Hannon, au sommet de sa période baroque, y arborait une magnifique livrée bleue, avec une écharpe soyeuse tandis qu’il zieutait (sous lunettes noires) l’horizon Renaissance (ok, Casanova est XVIIIème, nous souffle Stéphane Bern) de la cité vénitienne d’un air inspiré.

21/10/2020, BBC Radio Ulster - Ralph McLean - Local Voices, 20/10/2020

BBC Radio Ulster - Ralph McLean - Local Voices, 20/10/2020
The music of Neil Hannon and The Divine Comedy has meant a lot to me down the years. Neil has a new boxset out celebrating 30 years of the band and to mark that anniversary I’m playing loads of classic DC tracks on the radio show tonight. Hope you can join me.

21/10/2020, The Divine Comedy @ 30 - Neil Hannon talks to RTÉ Arena

The Divine Comedy @ 30 - Neil Hannon talks to RTÉ Arena
30 years ago, a Northern Irish band with a name inspired by a 12th century poem by Dante, released the first of their 12 albums...

20/10/2020, Neil Hannon: On Thirty Years of The Divine Comedy | Hotpress

Neil Hannon: On Thirty Years of The Divine Comedy | Hotpress
Following the release of Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time, Neil Hannon reflects on 30 years of The Divine Comedy.

20/10/2020, The Divine Comedy, Barbican, live music review: 'An evening drenched in nostalgia' - Hackney Citizen

The Divine Comedy, Barbican, live music review: 'An evening drenched in nostalgia' - Hackney Citizen
Neil Hannon and the band offer up a sharp experience of 'memory and music' as part of the Barbican's programme of live shows

20/10/2020, The Divine Comedy (de l'année) • La Bête

The Divine Comedy (de l'année) • La Bête
Il ne devait pas faire très chaud ce 03 décembre 1993 quand Neil Hannon posa devant l’objectif de Kevin Westerberg à Paris. Ce Nord-Irlandais ne [...]

18/10/2020, The Divine Comedy: treinta años y una pantalla | El Ukelele

The Divine Comedy: treinta años y una pantalla | El Ukelele
The Divine Comedy, la banda norirlandesa capitaneada por un incansable Neil Hannon está de celebración, treinta años que se iban a culminar por todo lo alto con cinco noches en Londres y cinco noches en París interpretando su discografía al completo, dos discos por noche.

18/10/2020, LIVE REVIEW: The Divine Comedy, Barbican, London | Backseat Mafia

LIVE REVIEW: The Divine Comedy, Barbican, London | Backseat Mafia
TWO GIGS in one calendar week in 2020; this is unprecedented. Both live streams, maybe, but that’s just fine by me in a world which looks to have decided its wearing the garb of a bad Hammer or Amicus dystopia for the whole livelong year, and not just for Hallowe’en. Trick rather than treat, indeed.

18/10/2020, The Divine Comedy: Live from the Barbican review – thirty years of great songs

The Divine Comedy: Live from the Barbican review – thirty years of great songs
Neil Hannon marks the anniversary with a joyful trawl through his catalogue. New music review by Bernard Hughes

17/10/2020, Every Album Ranked | 30 Years of The Divine Comedy - HeadStuff

Every Album Ranked | 30 Years of The Divine Comedy - HeadStuff
Ciarán Treacy looks back on thirty years of Neil Hannon and The Divine Comedy, ranking every single album from worst to best.

17/10/2020, Live report : The Divine Comedy - Londres, Barbican Theatre - 14.10.2020 - Sound Of Violence

Live report : The Divine Comedy - Londres, Barbican Theatre - 14.10.2020 - Sound Of Violence
Après le report d'une tournée anglaise et française devant célébrer les trente ans de carrière de The Divine Comedy en septembre dernier (il faudra finalement attendre septembre 2021 pour espérer pouvoir vivre ces évènements), Neil Hannon et ses musiciens ont tout de même pu fêter à leur manière la réédition de la discographie du groupe, incluant notamment un magnifique coffret regorgeant d'inédits. C'est au Barbican à Londres que ce moment unique a pu survenir.

16/10/2020, Gigging Forever: What's missing from the Divine Comedy's new boxset? (Extra tracks for

Sorry for that, I don't know what came over me. I'm just in a bit of a Neil Hannon zone right now, having spent the last week listening to the man's every recorded note, and what a wonderful experience it has been. But hold on, is it really every note? Well, yeah, pretty much - I have counted precisely 6 original songs* officially released under the name The Divine Comedy which don't appear on the set in any form whatsoever. And there are probably good reasons for those (he recently explained how much he hated one of them, for example...)

15/10/2020, The Divine Comedy at the Barbican Online | Live review – The Upcoming

The Divine Comedy at the Barbican Online | Live review – The Upcoming
“If this is the only time I get to do this this year I am going to enjoy myself!” resounds lead singer Neil Hannon, as he performs to a socially distanced, and predominately virtual audience. Although nothing can replace watching a band live, even on a laptop the Northern Irish band are charming, and the […]

15/10/2020, GIG REVIEW: Divine Comedy at the Barbican | monstagigz

GIG REVIEW: Divine Comedy at the Barbican | monstagigz
WORTH A LOOK?: **** WHERE?: Barbican RUNTIME: 60 minutes (no interval) WHEN?: 14/10/20, new Barbican shows planned for 1-5/9/21 (ticket details below) SETLIST: Absent Friends; Norman and Norma: National Express; Something For The Weekend; Songs Of Love; Your Daddy's Car; To Die A Virgin; Becoming More Like Alfie; To The Rescue; A Lady Of A…

15/10/2020, The Divine Comedy: Virtual concert is the best gig I've never been to

“ABSENT Friends, here’s to them” were the most fitting lines to launch this concert which was, for many of us, our first experience of watching a virtual live gig.

14/10/2020, ENTRETIEN. « J’étais sûr que j’allais devenir une pop star » : Neil Hannon raconte sa Divine Comedy

ENTRETIEN. « J’étais sûr que j’allais devenir une pop star » : Neil Hannon raconte sa Divine Comedy
Pour ses trente ans de carrière, l’Irlandais Neil Hannon réédite les neuf premiers albums de The Divine Comedy et agrémente le tout d’une foule d’inédits, dont certains très surprenants, dans un somptueux coffret. Il s’est confié sur ce parcours qui l’a vu passer d’enfant de chœur à pop star mégalo jusqu’à ce rôle de dandy décalé qui lui sied à merveille. Avec son second degré et son humour coutumiers.

14/10/2020, A Gentleman Of A Certain Age - 30 Years of The Divine Comedy | Features | Clash Magazine

A Gentleman Of A Certain Age - 30 Years of The Divine Comedy | Features | Clash Magazine
A Gentleman Of A Certain Age - 30 Years of The Divine Comedy

14/10/2020, THE DIVINE COMEDY reedita sus álbumes más míticos. - YTSI

THE DIVINE COMEDY reedita sus álbumes más míticos. - YTSI
THE DIVINE COMEDY reedita sus álbumes más míticos. En 1990 Neil Hannon firmó con 20 años su primer contrato discográfico. Desde aquel momento empezó a escribirse la historia de The Divine Comedy. 30…