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Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott announce UK tour featuring Newcastle date to mark new album release

To mark the release of their upcoming album, 'Manchester Calling', Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will be embarking on a UK tour in 2020. They are set to play Newcastle's Utilita Arena on Saturday 18th April 2020.

 

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will release their fourth studio album ‘Manchester Calling’ on Virgin EMI on 6th March 2020. ‘Manchester Calling’ boasts all the hallmarks of Heaton’s beautifully bittersweet songwriting – effortlessly catchy melodies allied with an everyman’s biting exasperation at the modern world alongside some truly heartfelt love songs.

 

Produced by long time collaborator John Williams who produced both Housemartins albums and the previous three Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott albums - ‘What Have We Become’ (’14), ‘Wisdom, Laughter & Lines’ (’15), and ‘Crooked Calypso’ (’17)  - the record was recorded at Blueprint Studios in Salford, Manchester. As is Paul Heaton’s habit, the lyrics were written in various locations in North Holland and Belgium while the music was composed in a hotel in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria and in Limburg An Der Lahn in Germany.

 

Says Jacqui: “I’m so pleased and excited about the new album, it was wonderful to work on new songs and even more so that we did double what we have done for the last few records. It’ll be a joy to see others react to something we took such pleasure out of making.”

 

To coincide with the album release Paul, Jacqui and the band will be embarking on a tour of the UK in April & May 2020.

 

Tickets will go on sale 9.30am Friday 25th October and are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 * or from 11.00am in person from the Utilita Arena Box Office. To book accessible seating, please call the accessible hotline on 0800 988 4440. Please note venue facility and booking fees will apply. 

*Call cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

 

Tickets are available from:

  • Credit Card Booking and Information Line 0844 493 6666
  • The Utilita Arena Newcastle Box Office (Mon – Sat: 11.00am – 3.00pm, Sun: Closed)
  • Website: www.utilitaarena.co.uk
  • Group Bookers should call 0844 844 2121
  • Accessible Bookings should call 0800 988 4440 for further details