Beautiful South Singer Returns
[b]Paul Heaton[/b] has announced his first solo tour, since former band [b]The Beautiful South[/b] split up last year.
The singer will return to live shows next month, kicking off at the York Fibbers venue on November 6.
Heaton, whose previous bands also includes [b]The Housemartins[/b] has been working on new material with a new collaborator [b]Benny Trafford Jnr[/b].
Demos from Heaton's new recordings can be heard at www.myspace.com/paulheatonmusic.
Benny Trafford Jnr will join Heaton on his 11-date tour, along with bassist French Tom, and drummer Freddy Edwards.
The dates are:
[b]York Fibbers (November 6)
Stoke Sugarmill (7)
Sheffield Leadmill (8)
Oxford Carling Academy (9)
Nottingham Rescue Rooms (14)
Liverpool, Carling Academy 2 (15)
Hull University (16)
London Bush Hall (19)
Birmingham Glee Club (20)
Glasgow King Tuts (21)
Manchester Club Academy (22)[/b]