Paul Heaton *CANCELLED*

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Paul Heaton *CANCELLED* Tickets

8:00pm, Wed 17 October, 2012

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Troubadour and Popfrenzy regret to announce the cancellation of Paul Heaton's Australian Tour 2012.

"Paul Heaton's mangement SJM have informed us that Paul and his band are unable to fulfil their Australian tour commitments due to personal circumstances. This has come as a huge shock to us. At this stage we're unsure when a tour with Paul will happen in the future but both parties would like to make up for this cancellation. Again our sincere apologies."


PAUL HEATON, Beautiful South and Housemartins founder, is set to
play a National Tour of Australia this coming October; performing a
Greatest Hits set including songs from both acts, as well as new

The warm, mellifluos voice of Paul Heaton often masks the jagged satirical content of his lyrics. From pointed political jabs like "The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death" to darkly comical love stories such as "Something That You Said", Heaton's work with The Housemartins and The Beautiful South has had countless listeners obviously humming along to his biting wit.

In the 80's, Heaton was the leader of The Housemartins. Like The Smiths, The Housemartins were college radio all-stars in the U.S.; in 1986 the video for The Housemartins "Happy Hour" was selected as a hip clip of the week on MTV; the rollicing single is still a favourite of 80's flashback shows on modern rock stations.

After The Housemartins disbanded in the late 80's, Heaton then fronted The Beautiful South, a group that mirrored The Housemartins no-frills approach. Nevertheless, The Beautiful South expanded Heaton's musical canvas, exploring Jazz and even Country influences. The Beautiful South became far more successful in England, where they charted several number one albums. The group called it quits in 2007 and Heaton shifted his focus to his solo career. Although Paul's first solo release was back in 2001 (albeit under the pseudonym Biscuit Boy), it wasn't until 2008, with the release of 'The Cross Eyed Rambler', that Heaton started putting out records under his own name.

His third solo album 'Acid Country' was released in September 2010 and in November and December he supported Madness on their 'Do Not Adjust Your Nut' tour, performing mostly songs from 'Acid Country', as well as material from his second album. He also sang Housemartins hits 'Caravan Of Love' and 'Me and The Farmer', and covered 'White Man In Hammersmith Palais' by The Clash.

'Paul Heaton Presents...The 8th' is set to be released as an album and DVD and tour the UK in July 2012.

Preceding this, Heaton will celebrate his 50th Birthday in May 2012 by getting back on his bicycle for the 50:50 tour. In total he'll pedal 2500 miles - 50 miles for each year he's been on the planet - supporting local pubs with a string of extra special shows at pubs across the UK and Ireland. 


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