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Paul Heaton and Cerys Matthews announce joint headline tour (2008)

Paul Heaton

Story by Jack Foley

TWO of the UK’s most uniquely talented artists will take to the road together throughout October and November when Paul Heaton and Cerys Matthews play 11 joint headline shows around the country.

The tour, which includes a night at London’s ULU on November 5, offers fans a rare chance to see to see what promises to be an eclectic and memorable run of gigs.

Both singers have recently (very recently in Heaton’s case) been carving out their own solo careers after fronting successful bands over the years; Heaton in The Housemartins and Beautiful South, Matthews in Catatonia.

Paul Heaton released his first solo album The Cross Eyed Rambler last month to critical acclaim and finished a successful tour on his own plus a string of festival dates. Cerys is currently working on her next album.

The tour dates are (all 2008):

25 – Glasgow ABC
26 – Newcastle University
29 – Norwich Waterfront
30 – Leeds Met University
31 – Sheffield Academy

1 – Liverpool Carling Academy
4 – Cardiff University (Solus)
5 – London ULU
6 – Wolverhampton Wulfrun
7 – Manchester Ritz
9 – Hull University

Tickets cost £16.50 regional and £17.50 (for London) and they go on general sale on Friday, August 8 at 10am.