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The Divine Comedy: Fin de Siècle/Regeneration

Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time

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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 1998 and 2001 albums in their entirety.

Combining bombast and longing, the surreal with the terrifying, Fin de Siècle is a wild ride. It also provided the band with their most enduring mainstream moment in the shape of top ten hit, ‘National Express’.

Seventh album, Regeneration, leaves their earlier orchestral jauntiness behind: the songs are still glorious, but with a stripped-back, art-rock edge. A more serious outlook that steps away from their Britpop origins.

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

Read the programme

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Read the programme

Neil Hannon walks through the architecture of his highly anticipated five-night residency, charting an illustrious career spanning 30 years.


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Listen: Fin de Siècle

Take a listen to The Divine Comedy's album, Fin de Siècle.

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Listen: Regeneration

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

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Watch: National Express

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

Barbican Hall