News Tue 1 Sep 2015

PAUL HEATON AND JACQUI ABBOTT ANNOUNCE SECOND ALBUM 'WISDOM' AND UK TOUR

PAUL HEATON AND JACQUI ABBOTT ANNOUNCE SECOND ALBUM 'WISDOM' AND UK TOUR

VIRGIN EMI ANNOUNCE THAT PAUL HEATON AND JACQUI ABBOTT’S SECOND ALBUM 'WISDOM, LAUGHTER AND LINES' WILL BE RELEASED ON 23RD OCTOBER & CONFIRM UK TOUR

‘Wisdom, Laughter and Lines’ is the new album from Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott. This record is the second from Paul & Jacqui following the critically acclaimed ‘What Have We Become’, which saw them return together on record for the first time since the multi-million selling days of The Beautiful South, who in the 1990s and early 2000s released a string of critically-acclaimed records.

‘Wisdom, Laughter and Lines’ is a wonderful contemporary record, full of lyrical wit and humour, whilst retaining a strong social conscience that touches on the changing social landscape of Britain, the first single from the album is ‘The Austerity of Love’ which has its first exclusive play on Ken Bruce on BBC Radio 2 on Wednesday 2nd September.

 Both are clearly delighted to be working together again on this new record as they explain:

 Paul Heaton: “Jacqui is one of the best singers I've worked with and is also part of my past. This new album came together easily because we work so well together. The album title ‘Wisdom, Laughter and Lines’ derives from a line in one of the songs and it sort of sums up where I am in life.”

Jacqui Abbott: “It’s just great to be singing again and I’m excited about playing these new songs live. We had such a good run together previously and it’s just a real pleasure to be working with him again and singing these fantastic songs”

Tracklisting:

1.     (Man Is) The Biggest Bitch Of All

2.      The Austerity Of Love

3.      I Don't See Them

4.      Heatongrad

5.      Sundial In The Shade

6.      Lonesome And Sad Millionaire

7.      The Queen Of Soho

8.      The Horse And Groom

9.      When Love For Woman Stops

10.    No One Wants To Stay

11.    Wives 1, 2 & 3

12.    You, The Mountain And Me

[Deluxe]

13.    State Vs Jeeves

14.    Real Love

15.    Fair Share Of Breathing         

16.    Capital Love 

Pre-order a signed copy of the album from the official store

Paul & Jacqui have announced a string of UK dates in support of the new record. Tickets will go on general sale on Friday 4th September 9:30am

Autumn live dates:

Wednesday 28 October Colne The Muni Theatre

Thursday 29 October London Electric Ballroom

Friday 30 October Sheffield O2 Academy

Saturday 31 October Middlesbrough Town Hall

Monday 2 November Scunthorpe Baths Hall

Tuesday 3 November Norwich UEA

Wednesday 4 November Oxford O2 Academy

Friday 6 November Kilmarnock Grand Hall

Saturday 7 November Glenrothes Rothes Hall