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Tickets and Hospitality for the Totally Wicked Stadium’s first live concert with Paul Heaton & St Helens born, Jacqui Abbott are now ON SALE!

Paul Heaton & St Helens born, Jacqui Abbott, who have just completed a triumphant sell out tour around the UK (including 3 free shows for NHS and care workers), have announced two very special stadium shows for next summer, with the first at St Helens Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday 22nd July – one which will be a hometown show for Jacqui! Special guests on both shows will be The Proclaimers & The Lathums.

General tickets priced at £35.00 (plus booking fees) are now on sale from gigsandtours.com and ticketmaster.co.uk and Hospitality packages available via the club/stadium. Please note: General admission tickets can NOT be bought through the club or stadium.


Executive Boxes – £165 per head (Min 8 Guests)

  • Exclusive fast track hospitality entrance
  • Welcome drink (Beer/Wine/Prosecco)
  • Exclusive box facility for 10-14 guests
  • Exterior cushioned premium seating directly outside the box
  • 3 course Hot/Cold Buffet available prior to the show
  • Full bar facility with waiter service

1873 Lounge – £140 per head

  • Exclusive fast track hospitality entrance
  • Premium Concert ticket
  • Premium padded seat with upper tier seating
  • Access to premium lounge and private bar
  • Welcome drink (Beer/Wine/Prosecco)
  • 3 Course Pre-Concert Meal

Premier Lounge (150 Capacity) – £75 per head

  • Exclusive fast track hospitality entrance
  • Concert ticket
  • Access to lounge and private bar
  • Padded seat with upper tier seating
  • Food available to purchase pre-concert
01744 455053 or email [email protected]

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott’s fourth studio album ‘Manchester Calling’ which was released in March 2020, entered the UK official album chart at No 1, Paul & Jacqui’s first No 1 album as a duo. As members of the Beautiful South they reached the No 1 slot in the albums chart three times with Carry On Up The Charts: The Best Of (‘94), Blue Is The Colour (’96), and Quench (’98).

Speaking about the Event choosing to host tour coming to St.Helens, Chief Executive Mike Rush, said: “We are delighted that the long awaited inaugural concert to be held here at our Stadium will finally take place in 2022 .

“Our stadium is the newest purpose built Rugby League Stadium in the country, but it’s size, locality and uniqueness plus the fact it boasts versatile facilities means we are able to accommodate everything from weddings, parties and concerts like this. We are excited to finally be hosting top class, live music and are confident this will be a huge success for all involved.”

Paul Heaton, one of the UK’s most consistently successful songwriters with some 15 million album sales under his belt, first came to public attention in the early 80s as front man of Hull-based indie poppers The Housemartins (the same group that spawned Norman ‘Fatboy Slim’ Cook), best known for their third single ‘Happy Hour’ and their No 1 acapella Isley Bros cover ‘Caravan Of Love’.  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).


“…richly observed, gently acerbic vignettes about the vagaries of British life, delivered over a mix of steadily uptempo pop, folk, ska and soul…” The Guardian

“…the record is awash with sparkling, instantly memorable melodies.” Uncut

“….a songwriter still brimming with inspiration, curiosity, wit and righteous ire….Musically too it’s a striking album…a kind of Soul-infused Americana, to take on Ska and moody electronica…” Record Collector

“…his plainspoken sincerity, tempered with a wry, compassionate wit, ensure that his songs speak to the heart.” Classic Pop

“…another winner, stuffed with cheering tunes and biting wit.  You won’t know whether to hum along or laugh out loud.” Mail On Sunday

“Beautiful South duo celebrate the beautiful North.” Mojo

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