Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott released their new album Manchester Calling in Spring 2020 and will be out on tour in 2021.
Their fourth studio album, boasts all the hallmarks of Heaton’s beautifully bittersweet song writing, effortlessly catchy melodies allied with an everyman’s biting exasperation at the modern world alongside some truly heartfelt love songs.
Paul Heaton, one of the UK’s most successful songwriters with some 15 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 1988 Heaton formed The Beautiful South, who released 10 hugely successful albums, 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. The Beautiful South called it a day in 2007 citing musical similarities. Since then, the pair have released a number of albums together.
This is the new rescheduled date from Sunday 26 April 2020. All tickets, including pre-booked venue parking, will remain valid for this performance, even if they have an old date on them.
Please read our FAQs before visiting where we explain all our covid-secure measures.
The biggest change is you must have proof of your covid status to get into the hall. We are also staggering entry times to avoid congestion.
For this event, we would appreciate it if you could try to arrive between the following times:
7 to 7:30pm - Standing, Rear and Upper Circles
7:30 to 8pm - Left, Right and Front Circles
For anyone who has booked a space in our customer car park, this will be open from 6:15pm to allow time to park in advance. Please note car parking for this event has now sold out.
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