Beautiful South duo returning for Derry concert

The Beautiful South's Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott.
The Beautiful South's Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott.

The Millennium Forum has just announced that former Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, will return to the city for one night only next year.

Tickets for the April 13 gig go on sale this Friday, November 13, and are priced at £26.

A spokesperson said: “The pair brings their Irish tour to the Millennium Forum where they’ll be performing new songs alongside classic tracks from The Beautiful South’s and The Housemartins’ back catalogues.

“Back with their biggest headline tour to date and new album, ‘Wisdom, Laughter and Lines’, this record is the second from Paul and Jacqui.

“It follows 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.”

Paul and Jacqui worked together on The Beautiful South’s biggest hits, including ‘Rotterdam’, ‘Perfect 10’ and ‘Don’t Marry Her’.

Their new album ‘Wisdom, Laughter and Lines’ has been hailed as a “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’.

For tickets from Friday telephone the Box Office on 71 264455 or visit