Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, who’s eagerly awaited new album Crooked Calypso was released to much critical acclaim, and they have announced a tour of Ireland and the UK in the autumn. Paul and Jacqui last played live at their Beauty In The East show at Hull’s 23,000 capacity KCOM Craven Park Stadium on 3rd June.

Paul Heaton, one of the UK’s most successful songwriters with some ten million album sales under his belt, first came to public attention in the early 80s as front man of Hull-based indie poppers The Housemartins (the same group that spawned Norman ‘Fatboy Slim’ Cook), best known for their third single Happy Hour and their number one acapella Isley Bros cover Caravan Of Love.

In 2001 Heaton took a break from The Beautiful South and released his first solo album Fat Chance. The Beautiful South called it a day in 2007 citing ‘musical similarities’. Jacqui Abbott was lead vocalist in The Beautiful South from 1994 to 2000 and she sang many of their signature hits including Rotterdam, Perfect 10, Don’t Marry Her and Dream A Little Dream. Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott’s new album Crooked Calypso is available now.



Date Venue
Fri 20th Opera House Cork
Sat 21st Limelight Belfast
Sun 22nd Millennium Forum Derry
Tue 24th Olmpia Theatre Dublin
Thu 26th Radisson Hotel Galway
Fri 27th Big Top Limerick
Sat 28th Spiegeltent Wexford


Date Venue
Thu 23rd Empire Theatre Sunderland
Fri 24th Clyde Auditorium Glasgow
Sat 25th Civic Hall Wolverhampton
Mon 27th Newport Centre
Tue 28th Colston Hall Bristol
Thu 30th Albert Hall Manchester


Date Venue
Sat 2nd Echo Arena Liverpool
Mon 4th De Montfort Hall Leicester
Tue 5th Colosseum Watford
Thu 7th Hammersmith Apollo London
Fri 8th The Spa Bridlington
Sat 9th Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

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