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Former Beautiful South duo announce Belfast and Derry gigs



Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott will perform in Belfast and Londonderry later this year, it has been announced.

The former Beautiful South stars will take to the stage at the Limelight in Belfast on Saturday, October 21, before heading to the Millennium Forum in Derry on Sunday, October 22.

The pair will also be performing in Galway, Cork, Dublin, Wexford, and Limerick.

Tickets are on sale from Friday, July 7 at 9.30am and are priced at £27.50.


The gig announcement comes as the duo get ready to release their new album Crooked Calypso on July, 21.

Heaton first found fame in the mid-1980s with The Housemartins before fronting the Beautiful South in 1989.

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The band sold 15 million records before breaking up in 2007 due to “musical similarities”.

Heaton and Abbott reconnected in 2011 with a view to collaborate on more music together.

The pair have since released two acclaimed albums as a duo, What Have We Become and Wisdom, Laughter and Lines which both became top 5 hit records in the UK.


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