Paul Heaton announces UK Tour with Jacqui Abbott
Paul Heaton - of legendary groups The Housemartins and The Beautiful South – has announced a UK tour this spring. For the first time since the days of The Beautiful South he’ll be reunited with former band member Jacqui Abbott, and the pair will be performing some of The Beautiful South’s biggest hits – alongside new material.
Talking about working together again, Paul Heaton explained: “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.”
During The Beautiful South’s almost 20 year run they had an astonishing 34 hit singles including ‘A Little Time’, ‘Song For Whoever’ and ‘Perfect 10’. Their singles compilation album ‘Carry On Up The Charts’ (1994) sold over 2.5 million copies in the UK – famously one in every seven households owned a copy.
The tour begins at Newcastle Tyne Theatre on 20th May, culminating in a show at Hull City Hall on 31st May.