Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott
plus special guest Billy Bragg

Event Description

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott’s have announced that they will be bringing their headline show to The O2 on Saturday 17 December 2022.

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott’s new album ‘N.K-Pop’ will released on Friday 7 October. They have already made two songs available from the album – the poignant ballad ‘Still’, which was described as ‘beautifully heart-breaking’ by Dawn French, and the gospel pop song ‘Too Much For One (Not Enough For Two). Paul & Jacqui’s previous album ‘Manchester Calling’ went straight to No 1 on its release in March 2020.

Paul Heaton’s song writing genius was recognised at the prestigious Ivor Awards 2022 where noted author/radio DJ Stuart Maconie presented him with a long overdue gong for ‘Outstanding Song Collection’. Heaton is one of the UK’s most successful songwriters with some 15 million album sales under his belt. He first came to prominence in the early 80s as front man of The Housemartins (the same group that gave us Norman ‘Fatboy Slim’ Cook). The Housemartins released two albums ‘London 0 Hull  4’ (’86) and ‘The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death’ (’87).

In ’88 Heaton formed The Beautiful South, who released 10 hugely successful albums – ‘Welcome To The Beautiful South’ (’89), Choke (’90), ‘0898 Beautiful South’ (’92), ‘Miaow’ (’94), ‘Blue Is The Colour’ (’96), ‘Quench’ (’98), ‘Painting It Red’ (2000), ‘Gaze’ (’03), ‘Golddiggas, Headnodders & Pholk Songs’ (’04) and ‘Superbi’ (’06).   In 2001 Heaton took a break from The Beautiful South and released his first solo album ‘Fat Chance’. The Beautiful South called it a day in 2007 citing ‘musical similarities’.

Jacqui Abbott was lead vocalist in The Beautiful South from ’94 to 2000 and she sang many of their signature hits including ‘Rotterdam’, ‘Perfect 10’, ‘Don’t Marry Her’ and ‘Dream A Little Dream’.  Paul Heaton went on to release two further solo albums: ‘The Cross-Eyed Rambler’ (’08) and ‘Acid Country’ (’10).  In 2011 Heaton wrote a musical called ‘The 8th’ based on the Seven Deadly Sins and asked Jacqui to sing one of the parts. They have since released four acclaimed albums as a duo: ‘What Have We Become’ (’14), ‘Wisdom, Laughter and Lines’ (’15), ‘Crooked Calypso’ (’17) and ‘Manchester Calling’ (’20).  In 2019 Paul released a career spanning compilation of his biggest hits entitled ‘The Last King Of Pop’.

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VIP Experience Tickets at The O2

American Express Lounge is a premium experience at The O2 which gives you private access to premium seats with a great view. Your ticket will provide fast–track entry to the venue, private access to your seats and access to an exclusive area in the VIP Lounge where you can purchase food and drink before and after the show.

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You will need to download The AXS app. Search ‘AXS Tickets’ on the App or Google Play store. Your ticket will be a one of a kind QR-code which gets you into the arena quickly. When you approach the arena entrance please have your QR-code ready to be scanned.

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In line with the wishes of the event organisers, the tickets will be released to your account within 5-7 days of the event. You will receive an email confirming once the tickets have been released to your account.

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VENUE

The O2, London SE10 0DX

For additional information about the venue, please visit the website at https://www.theo2.co.uk

Please arrive at the venue in good time. Everyone entering the venue will be required to clear security and your bags will be searched. Only small bags and handbags are allowed.

AGE RESTRICTION

Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.

PLAN YOUR JOURNEY

Drive – https://www.theo2.co.uk/visit-us/getting-here/road

Bus – https://www.theo2.co.uk/visit-us/getting-here/bus

Tube – https://www.theo2.co.uk/visit-us/getting-here/tube

Cable Car – https://www.theo2.co.uk/visit-us/getting-here/cable-car?