Beautiful South Singer Returns

Paul Heaton announces solo tour

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Paul Heaton has announced his first solo tour, since former band The Beautiful South 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 The Housemartins has been working on new material with a new collaborator Benny Trafford Jnr.


Demos from Heaton’s new recordings can be heard at

Benny Trafford Jnr will join Heaton on his 11-date tour, along with bassist French Tom, and drummer Freddy Edwards.

The dates are:


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)


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