Paul & the band featuring Rianne Downey to play Cardiff Castle

Paul & the band featuring guest singer Rianne Downey will play Cardiff Castle on Wednesday 26th June. Performing songs from his whole career including Beautiful South, Housemartins & his morerecent chart-topping albums. Tickets on sale 9:30am Friday

Paul & Jacqui Announcement

Following further medical advice it is with sadness that we must inform you that Jacqui will not be able to appear with Paul & the band at their headline shows and festival appearances this summer. We hope you’ll join us in wishing Jacqui a continued and speedy recovery. 

We are however pleased to confirm that the shows will still take place and Paul will be joined by special guest vocalists (to be announced) at all the summer dates as well as two brand new headline shows at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday 1st July and Mouth of the Tyne Festival in Tynemouth on Saturday 8th July. These shows will see Paul performing songs from throughout his career including classic tracks from The Beautiful South and The Housemartins. 

Special guests at the Scarborough show will be the Lightning Seeds and guests for the Tynemouth show will be announced shortly.

Tickets for these shows will go on sale at 9:30am on Friday morning from

Full list of summer dates…

Saturday 27 May Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington 

Saturday 01 July Scarborough Open Air Theatre 

Friday 07 July TRNSMT, Glasgow

Saturday 08 July Mouth of The Tyne Festival, Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Saturday 22 July Latitude, Suffolk

Sunday 23 July Tramlines Festival, Sheffield

Paul & Jacqui’s November/December UK tour dates

Paul & Jacqui’s November/December UK tour dates have been announced with very special guest Billy Bragg. The tour includes shows at Manchester AO Arena, London The O2 Arena & Sheffield Arena. All tickets are priced £30!

Qualify for exclusive ticket presale access by pre-ordering the new album ‘N.K-Pop’ at the official store by 4pm on Monday 29th August.

Presale codes/links will be emailed to the email address used to pre-order the album from 5pm on Monday 29th August. If you’ve already pre-ordered the album you will automatically be sent a pre-sale code. Access to the pre-sale does not guarantee you a ticket.

Ticket presale will take place at 9:30am on Tuesday 30th August.

Tickets then go on general sale at 9:30am on Thursday 1st September from

Irish tour dates will be announced in the next few weeks.

Full list of dates below...

Saturday 26 November Swansea Arena

Sunday 27 November Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena

Monday 28 November Blackpool Opera House

Thursday 01 December Bridlington Spa

Friday 02 December Glasgow Hydro

Saturday 03 December Stockton Globe

Monday 05 December Portsmouth Guildhall

Tuesday 06 December Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

Thursday 08 December Birmingham Resorts World Arena

Friday 09 December Sheffield Utilita Arena

Saturday 10 December Manchester AO Arena

Saturday 17 December London The O2

Paul & Jacqui's brand new album ‘N.K-Pop’

Paul & Jacqui's brand new album ‘N.K-Pop’

Paul & Jacqui's brand new album ‘N.K-Pop’ will be released on Friday 30th September 2022. Pre-order limited signed copies of the new album on CD, Vinyl, and cassette from the official store and qualify for exclusive ticket pre-sale access to new Paul & Jacqui UK & Ireland tour dates to be announced in September.

The UK dates will take place in November/December 2022 and Irish tour dates to follow in early 2023.

Pre-order now from:

N.K Pop track listing: 

  1. The Good Times      
  2. Too Much For One (Not Enough For Two)       
  3. Who Built The Pyramids?                     
  4. I Drove Her Away With My Tears              
  5. When The World Would Actually Listen
  6. Still    
  7. I Ain't Going Nowhere This Year
  8. Sunny Side Up  
  9. Baby It's Cold Inside         
  10. New Fella                                   
  11. My Mother's Womb                            
  12. His Master's Game           

‘Still’, a brand new song is announced

We’re pleased to announce that ‘Still’, a brand new song, is available to watch now as a special lyric video. We together with Sands UK ( hope to raise awareness for folk who've lost a child, whether by miscarriage, stillbirth or in infancy. 

You can watch the new lyric video now:


Irish tour update

Following nearly 2 years of frustrating postponements and due to venue availability & time constraints, Paul & Jacqui will now replace their Irish tour dates with a special one off headline outdoor show at Dublin’s St Anne’s Park on Saturday 4th June 2022, featuring support from very special guests Deacon Blue. We have been scouring dates and options for a replacement Belfast show but unfortunately with no luck.

 If you purchased a ticket to any of the postponed dates (Dublin, Belfast, Killarney, Galway & Donegal) these will all now automatically transfer to the Dublin St Anne’s Park show. If you would prefer not to attend you’ll be able to get a full refund from your ticket provider. Please keep hold of your tickets as these will all be valid for entry into St Anne’s Park. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change but hopefully we’ll see you all in Dublin for a great show in June.

Remaining tickets for the show will go on general sale at 10am on Friday 25th February from 

Paul & Jacqui announce summer shows in St Helens and Doncaster


Paul & Jacqui are delighted to announce two headline shows next summer at St Helens Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday 22nd July 2022 & Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday 23rd July 2022 with very special guests The Proclaimers & The Lathums. Tickets are priced at £35 each and go on sale at 9:30am on Friday 26th November from the following link


Special Guests Announced For September / October UK Tour Dates

We’re very pleased to announce the special guests for Paul & Jacqui’s forthcoming UK tour dates

The Skints - Manchester Castlefield Bowl only

Keston Cobblers’ Club - All dates except Manchester

Uncle Frank - Leicester only

Roy - Liverpool only

Rescheduled Ireland Shows

We’re pleased to finally be able to announce the rescheduled dates for our Irish tour which will now take place in January 2022. Your tickets will remain valid for all the new dates. We‘re sorry for any inconvenience caused by the rescheduling but can’t wait to see and perform for you all. ‘Til then stay safe.

Remaining tickets available now from

January 2022

Saturday 15th Killarney Gleneagle INEC Arena

Sunday 16th Dublin 3Arena

Thursday 20th Belfast Ulster Hall

Friday 21st Galway Leisureland

Saturday 22nd Ballybofey,Balor Arts Centre, Donegal


Rescheduled Dates for our Acoustic Shows

We’re pleased to announce that the rescheduled dates for our acoustic shows will take place in November 2021. All tickets remain valid for the new dates. We‘re sorry for any inconvenience caused by the rescheduling but can’t wait to see & perform for you all. ‘Til then stay safe.

8th November 2021 – Blackburn St Georges (Windsor Suite)

9th November 2021 – Stockport Plaza

11th November 2021 – Chesterfield Winding Wheel

Rescheduled Tour Dates | October 2021

We’re very sorry and enormously frustrated to have to make this announcement, but due to the ongoing situation & social distancing rules around the UK & Ireland we have once again been forced into rescheduling our forthcoming tour dates. We’ve now moved the UK dates to October 2021 (full list below) and we’re still working on new dates for Ireland which will be announced at some point in the coming weeks. Your tickets remain valid for all the new dates. We‘re extremely sorry for any inconvenience caused by this but can’t wait to see and perform for you all. ‘Til then stay safe.

Saturday 9 October | Glasgow SEC Armadillo

Sunday 10 October | Dundee Caird Hall

Monday 11 October | Newcastle Utilita Arena                                                

Wednesday 13 October | London Wembley The SSE Arena (NHS Show)

Thursday 14 October | Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (NHS Show)

Saturday 16 October | Liverpool M&S Bank Arena                                                          

Sunday 17 October | Leicester De Montfort Hall                                          

Monday 18 October | Stoke-On-Trent Victoria Hall                                       

Wednesday 20 October | Leeds First Direct Arena                                                

Thursday 21 October | Sheffield City Hall  (Care Home Workers)

Saturday 23 October | Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Sunday 24 October | Hull Bonus Arena                                                             

Monday 25 October | Hull Bonus Arena                                                             

Wednesday 27 October | Birmingham Utilita Arena                                            

Friday 29 October | London Palladium                                           

Saturday 30 October | London Palladium

New single ‘Christmas (And Dad Wants Her Back)’ out now – Pre-order ‘Manchester Calling’ Double Deluxe Version


Paul & Jacqui's new single 'Christmas (And Dad Wants Her Back)' is out now as taken from a new double deluxe version of No.1 album ‘Manchester Calling’ featuring 9 extra tracks out 04.12.20. Pre-order the album now from the official store to receive a limited edition signed Paul & Jacqui Christmas card. Listen to the single and pre-order the album now at our web store.

Manchester Calling Double Deluxe Version

CD 1

  1. The Only Exercise I Get Is You
  2. If You Could See Your Faults
  3. Somebody’s Superhero
  4. Big News In A Little World
  5. You And Me (Were Meant To Be Together)
  6. The Outskirts Of The Dancefloor
  7. So Happy
  8. A Good Day Is Hard To Find
  9. Fat Of The Land
  10. All Of My Friends
  11. The Prison
  12. House Party 2
  13. He’s Got What I Had
  14. New York Ivy
  15. MCR Calling
  16. My Legal High

CD 2

  1. Christmas (And Dad Wants Her Back)
  2. Nearly Once
  3. Higher Hopes
  4. That'll Be Us
  5. Gotta Give It Up
  6. Wanted For Murder
  7. It Ain't Yours Anymore
  8. I Know The Man
  9. Christmas (2019 Version)

‘You And Me (Were Meant To Be Together)’ featuring Brookside’s ‘Ron & Bev Dixon’

Paul & Jacqui are delighted to reveal the new video for their new single ‘You And Me (Were Meant To Be Together)’ featuring the return of Brookside’s most famous couple ‘Ron & Bev Dixon’ AKA Vince Earl and Sarah White.

Their first performance together since the final episode of Brookside can be watched, along with the video.



Rescheduled Tour Dates

It is with great frustration that we must once again announce the rescheduling of our UK & Ireland tour dates. We had hoped to be in a position to play these shows in the Autumn but due to the ongoing situation with venue safety in the UK & Ireland, it’s become clear that to do so would be putting our fans in danger.

We’re now moving the tour to April & May 2021 and all of your tickets will remain valid for these new dates.

We‘re very sorry for any inconvenience caused by this but can’t wait to see and perform for you all at the new dates. 


We’re delighted to announce that Paul & Jacqui’s brand new album ‘Manchester Calling’ will be released on Friday 6th March 2020. You can pre-order signed copies of the album now from the official web store To coincide with the album release Paul, Jacqui and the band will be embarking on a tour of the UK in April & May beginning at Glasgow SEC Armadillo on Friday 16th April, including two nights at both Hull Bonus Arena (21st/22nd) & London Palladium (29th/30th) before ending the tour at Stoke Victoria Hall on Saturday 2nd May. As with the previous live shows, Paul & Jacqui have requested that the ticket price for the tour remains at £30. A full list of all tour dates is below.

To qualify for a special ticket pre-sale (Wednesday 23rd  9:30am) pre-order your signed copy of the new album from by 4pm on Tuesday 22nd Oct. You’ll then be sent a unique pre-sale code & link to the email address used to pre-order your album. Access to the pre-sale does not guarantee you a ticket. Tickets will then go on general sale at 9:30am on Friday 25th October from



Thursday 09 – Galway Leisureland
Friday 10 – Dublin 3Arena
Saturday 11 – Belfast Ulster Hall (SOLD OUT)
Sunday 12 – Killarney INEC
Thursday 16 – Glasgow SEC Armadillo (SOLD OUT)
Friday 17 – Leeds First Direct Arena (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 18 – Newcastle Utilita Arena
Sunday 19 – Dundee Caird Hall
Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 – Hull Bonus Arena (BOTH SOLD OUT)
Friday 24 – Birmingham Arena
Saturday 25 – Liverpool M&S Bank Arena (Final Few Tickets)
Sunday 26 – Leicester De Montfort Hall (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 – London Palladium  (BOTH SOLD OUT)


Friday 01 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 02 –  Stoke Victoria Hall (SOLD OUT)

Friday 26 – Bristol Canons Marsh Amphitheatre


Saturday 04 – Manchester Castlefield Bowl (SOLD OUT)

Tickets for the tour are on sale now from

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot to play free gigs for NHS Frontline Staff

A message from Paul,

"The Coronavirus pandemic should remind everyone, and let no-one forget, that our National Health Service is the most brilliant and significant institution in our lives. The men and women who serve us and care for us, give us hope and sacrifice for their own wellbeing, can never be thanked enough. We are just musicians, so there is little we can do but sing for you. By way of appreciation, we announce the following gig for all the frontline NHS staff. From the porters, the cleaners and the drivers, to the doctors and the nurses; thank you”.

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott have announced a free concert for all NHS frontline and auxiliary staff to take place at the 9,000 capacity Nottingham Motorpoint Arena on Tuesday 13th October 2020 and the SSE Arena, Wembley on Thursay 15th October 2020.

Those eligible for tickets will be all NHS frontline staff that work within NHS hospitals across the United Kingdom including, but not limited to, doctors, nurses, support workers, porters and cleaners. Any staff that work within the hospital will be eligible for tickets.

Ticket application must only be made by the NHS member of staff who will bring their valid NHS or Primary Care Trust I.D. Card to the show, as ticket checks will be in operation. All tickets will carry the name of the person who made the booking and this must match the name that is on the NHS or Primary Care Trust I.D. card (original format, no photocopies) or admission will be refused.

Tickets will be limited to 2 per person and will be available from Tuesday 31st March at 7pm. Further details to follow.

New Merchandise out now!

As well as a revamp of the website, our online store now has brand new merchandising available to order.

Click here to see our shop

Paul & Jacqui Tour rescheduled

Due to the ongoing situation across the world, and in particular the inaction by our own government, we feel we have no choice but to reschedule the forthcoming UK & Ireland tour dates immediately. The shows will now take place in October and November, with all tickets remaining valid for these new dates. We are still working on new dates for Belfast, Galway and Donegal but will announce these shows as soon as possible. 

For the London Palladium shows, if you purchased tickets for the Wednesday 29th April show then your ticket will be valid for the rescheduled Wednesday 11th November show, and if you bought tickets for the Thursday 30th April show then your tickets will be valid for the rescheduled Thursday 12th November show.

For the Hull shows, tickets for the Tuesday 21st April show will now be valid for the rescheduled Sunday 18th October show, and tickets for the Wednesday 22nd April show will now be valid for the rescheduled Monday 19th October show. 

Paul and Jacqui would like to pass on their sincere apologies for the inconvenience this may cause you all but also feel the safety of the public is paramount. We wish you good health and safety over these coming months and hope to see you all fighting fit in the Autumn.


Full list of rescheduled dates is as follows:


Sat 10th                 Newcastle Utilita Arena

Sun 11th                Glasgow SEC Armadillo

Fri 16th                  Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Sun 18th                Hull Bonus Arena

Mon 19th               Hull Bonus Arena

Tue 20th                Stoke-on-Trent Victoria Hall

Thur 22th              Leeds First Direct Arena

Fri 23th                 Birmingham Arena

Sat 24th                 Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

Mon 26th               Dundee Caird Hall                           

Tue 27th                Leicester De Montfort Hall


Fri 6th                     Dublin 3Arena

Sun 8th                  Killarney INEC

Weds 11th              London Palladium

Thurs 12th              London Palladium