Paul Heaton to join Squeeze at Colston Hall Bristol and Plymouth Pavilions (news)

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Former Housemartin and Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton will be the special guest when Squeeze visit Colston Hall Bristol and  Plymouth Pavilions this winter.

Paul Heaton and his band will be performing a selection of old and new songs from his extensive back catalogue.

The warm, mellifluous voice of Heaton often masks the jagged satirical content of his lyrics.

From pointed political jabs like The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death to darkly comical love stories such as Something That You Said, Heaton’s work with the Housemartins and the Beautiful South has had countless listeners obliviously humming along to his biting wit.

Although Paul’s first solo release was back in 2001 (albeit under the pseudonym Biscuit Boy), it wasn′t until 2008, with the release of The Cross Eyed Rambler, that Heaton started putting out records under his own name.

His third solo album, Acid Country, was released in September 2010.

Most recently he’s garnered critical acclaim for The 8th – one of the longest songs ever written and a hit at last year’s Manchester International Festival.

It’s been over 35 years since Squeeze burst onto the music scene and are still as vital as they’ve ever been.

With their fingerprints keenly felt throughout the fabric of popular music, it is only right that these songs, with their evergreen and popular sound, continue to be played and enjoyed live.

The Pop Up Shop tour will remind fans just why they have left such an indelible impression on the UK’s music scene.

Squeeze hit Colston Hall Bristol on November 19, 2012, and Plymouth Pavilions on November 20, 2012. Tickets are on sale now.

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