- 22 Feb 22
Tickets for Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot's June gig go on general sale at 10am on February 25th, priced at €39.
Manchester Calling duo Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot have announced a special, one-off headline show at St. Anne's Park on June 4th, and will be joined by Deacon Blue as support.
The show is a replacement for their two postponed Irish dates from April 2020, as well as Deacon Blue's 3Olympia Theatre performance, which was due to take place in December. Any tickets purchased for either of the acts original Dublin shows has been automatically transferred to the St. Anne's date, no action necessary.
In 2011, Heaton wrote a musical called The 8th and asked Jacqui to sing one of the parts. Realising their chemistry as a musical duo, the two decided to collaborate — releasing four acclaimed albums. The most recent, Manchester Calling, entered the UK charts at number 1, the first chart topper from the outfit.
The pair had previously been bandmates in Heaton's The Beautiful South, which produced ten hugely successful albums throughout the 90s and 2000s. As a band they reached the number one slot in the album charts for three of their projects.
“We're so pleased to be joining Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, bringing our two postponed Dublin shows together to make one great night, outside in St. Anne's Park," said Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross.
Scottish pop-rock band Deacon Blue — composed of Ross, Lorraine McIntosh, James Prime and Dougie Vipond — have achieved widespread success over the years, with their 1989 track 'Real Gone Kid' being nominated for the British Single of the Year BRIT award.
Tickets for Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot's headline show at St. Anne's go on general sale Friday, February 25th at 10am. They're priced at €39.
Check out Manchester Calling, below.