The Divine Comedy are to split after they complete their current European dates.

Singer Neil Hannon will remain signed to Parlophone and is reported to be working on a new record for release next year.

A spokesperson said, "The band are splitting but in essence the Divine Comedy has always been Neil Hannon." Adding, "The band have been working for six years with this line-up so it's very sad."

The Divine Comedy's UK and Irish leg of their current European tour begins at Glasgow Barrowlands on October 23.