Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott set to play at Bridlington Spa
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, whose eagerly awaited new album 'Crooked Calypso' is released on 21st July, have announced a tour of Ireland and the UK in the autumn, including Bridlington Spa on Friday 8 December. 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.
Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on Friday 7th July. Go to Bridlington Spa to book
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will release their third album 'Crooked Calypso' on Virgin EMI on 21st July. 'Crooked Calypso' boasts all the hallmarks of Heaton's peerless songwriting: songs buoyant with melody, and redolent with biting wit, but also real emotion.
First single 'I Gotta Praise', a euphoric secular Gospel anthem, raises the roof and opens the record in style. 'The Lord Is A White Con', meanwhile, considers religion as an exploitative tool of empire builders, while 'She Got The Garden' is the wittiest divorce song since 'D-I-V-O-R-C-E'.
And then there is 'Blackwater Banks', a gorgeous Irish waltz that the Dubliners would be proud to call their own. Some if not all of these will get an airing when Paul & Jacqui hit the road and they will also delve deep into Paul's phenomenal 30 year back catalogue as a songwriter and will also perform classic songs by The Beautiful South and the Housemartins.