PAUL HEATON AND JACQUI ABBOTT ANNOUNCE IRISH TOUR DATES – TICKETS ON SALE! @PaulHeatonSolo @atomic_box

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PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT : Buy tickets = http://tidd.ly/82ce477

ANNOUNCE IRISH TOUR DATES

26 OCTOBER: DERRY NERVE CENTRE

27 OCTOBER: BELFAST ULSTER HALL

28 OCTOBER: DUBLIN OLYMPIA THEATRE

30 OCTOBER: GALWAY SEAPOINT

31 OCTOBER: LIMERICK BIG TOP

01 NOVEMBER: WEXFORD SPIEGLETENT

Following their ecstatically received, sold out performances in Belfast & Dublin this past June, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott have announced details of extensive Irish tour dates this Autumn.

Tickets go on sale Friday, 25 July at 9am from the venue box-office & Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.ie

What Have We Become’ is the new album from Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott. Paul & Jacqui return together on record for the first time since the multi-million selling days of The Beautiful South, who in the 1990s and early 2000s released a string of critically-acclaimed records.

‘What Have We Become’ is a wonderful contemporary record, full of lyrical wit and humour, whilst retaining a strong social conscience that touches on the changing social landscape of Britain (‘One Man’s England’, ‘When I Get Back To Blighty’), stereotypes in music (‘I Am Not A Muse’), whilst ‘The Snowman’ and ‘Some Dancing To Do’ deal with issues of loss.

Both are clearly delighted to be working together again as they explain:

Paul Heaton: “Working with Jacqui again was like going into your garage and discovering a beautiful, covered up Rolls Royce that hadn’t been started in years. Jacqui is one of the best singers I’ve worked with and is also part of my past. It was only a matter of time before I asked her.”

“I always wrote songs with Jacqui in mind. Even before I met her I pictured a voice that could carry the songs into people’s hearts in a particular way. When I first heard her sing I almost laughed because it was SO right for the songs.”

Jacqui Abbott: “It’s just great to be singing again after such a long time, especially with Paul. We had such a good run together previously and it’s just a real pleasure to be working with him again and singing these fantastic songs”

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Paul Heaton Belfast

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