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The Divine Comedy: Bang Goes The Knighthood/Foreverland

Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time

Colour photo of Neil Hannon wearing a bowler hat, shaving with foam on his face

As part of a five-night residency celebrating their 30th anniversary, Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy, performing as an eleven-piece ensemble, play their tenth and eleventh albums in their entirety.

Tenth studio album Bang Goes The Knighthood keeps one eyebrow raised, sketching entire lives in just a couple of lines – executing social satire as no one else can, with occasional indie-pop pomp and peacocking.

Rounding up the five-night residency is 2016’s romantic odyssey, Foreverland. Underneath it's theatrical veneer, this record is a grown-up exploration of what comes after 'happy ever after'. 30 years on from their debut, The Divine Comedy remains a life-affirming joy.

This concert will start at the advertised start time and running times will be confirmed closer to the event

This concert is subject to Government Guidance relating to Covid-19.

Produced by the Barbican

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Listen: Bang Goes the Knighthood

Take a listen to The Divine Comedy's album, Bang Goes the Knighthood.

Photo of The Divine Comedy's album cover for Foreverland

Listen: Foreverland

Take a listen to The Divine Comedy's album, Foreverland.

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Watch: National Express

Watch the Official Music Video for The Divine Comedy's single National Express.

Barbican Hall