Paul Heaton presents The 8th is available to pre-order now from Recordstore.co.uk: and Propermusic.com:
After it's success at last year's Manchester International Festival, Paul Heaton's acclaimed Soul Opera The 8th takes to the road, once more accompanied by a stellar cast, featuring star of US hit series The Wire -- Reg E Cathey, Ivor Novello winning artist Cherry Ghost, ex Beautiful South singer Jacqui Abbott, Los Campesinos! vocalist Gareth Paisey as well as sweet soul singer Wayne Gidden, Scottish singer songwriter Aaron Wright, The Earlies Christian Madden, Hull country & western singer Mike Greaves and the gospel tinged voices of Yvonne Shelton and Steve Menzies.
The performance of this electrifying musical will be followed by a set of some of Paul's Greatest Hits as he is joined by the performers of The 8th for a tune packed journey through his back catalogue featuring tunes from his Beautiful South, Housemartins and solo career.
Tickets are on sale 9am Friday 23rd March from
The 8th - the album - is released July 2nd on Proper Records.
Tour dates as follows:
Thurs 5th July -- London Barbican Centre
Friday 6th July -- Salford The Lowry Theatre
Saturday 7th July -- Leeds Harewood House The M Fest (festival appearance)
Tuesday 10th July -- Sheffield Lyceum
Wednesday 11th July -- Birmingham St Paul's Church
Thursday 12th July -- Latitude (festival appearance)