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Paul Heaton announces headline shows for April 2011

| On 07, Dec 2010


Fri 1st April – London Koko

Sat 2nd April – Leeds 02 Academy

Currently supporting Madness on their extensive UK tour, Paul Heaton has just announced two headline shows for April 2011.

These dates follow the recent release of Paul’s acclaimed solo album ‘Acid Country’, a sold out September tour of UK and Ireland, a headline appearance on Glastonbury’s Leftfield stage and storming sets at Latitude and V Festival.

Currently celebrating 25 years since the release of his first ever single (The Housemartin’s debut ‘Flag Day’ was released in October 1985), 2010 also saw Paul embark upon his much heralded ‘Pedals and Beer Pumps’ tour. These dates saw Paul travel to 16 pubs by bicycle, cycling over 1000 miles in the process and playing some of the best shows of this career. Starting off at the Rovers Return on Coronation Street and fitting in a quick date at the Woolpack in Emmerdale, the dates saw him highlighting the plight of local boozers and celebrating cycling as an environmentally friendly (and very healthy!) method of touring.
‘Acid Country’ is Paul’s 15th studio album and sees the former Beautiful South and Housemartin’s frontman continue to write classic melodies with a country edge, whilst also maintaining his sparkling pop sensibilities. As ever, his intricate and sometimes acerbic lyrics stand out with songs about old and new experiences, stories of travel and home, optimism and pessimism.

Paul’s live shows in 2010 have seen Paul and his brilliant band – Jonny Lexus (guitars), Jonny Wright (bass) and Pete Marshall (drums) – mix tunes from his solo catalogue with a few classic offerings from his Housemartin days. See them live:

Friday 1st April          London Koko

Saturday 2nd April    Leeds 02 Academy

Tickets on sale now 24 hr ticket hotline: 0844 811 0051

Remaining Madness dates ….

7 December               NOTTINGHAM, Rock City

8 December              BOURNEMOUTH, Intl Centre

10 December               READING, Rivermead

11 December               BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy

13 December               CARDIFF, Arena

14 December              PLYMOUTH, Pavilions