The Zutons announce UK arena tour with Paul Heaton and release new single ‘Pauline’

Liverpool’s The Zutons are back with 'Pauline' and a UK arena tour with Paul Heaton, plus a performance at Glastonbury.

The Zutons Pauline

The Zutons, the beloved Liverpool band known for their indie rock and soulful melodies, have just released a new single, ‘Pauline’. This marks another exciting chapter for the band, following the release of their first album in over 16 years, The Big Decider. The new single arrives with the announcement of a UK arena tour alongside Paul Heaton and a special performance at Glastonbury Festival’s Other Stage on Sunday, 30th June.

The Big Decider, produced by Nile Rodgers and the Zutons’ original producer Ian Broudie, has received widespread acclaim and landed in the UK Albums Chart Top 10. It’s an album that captures the essence of the band’s journey over the past decade and a half, filled with family tragedies, personal growth, and the unbreakable bonds of friendship. As lead singer and guitarist Dave McCabe puts it, “We were all living together in our own little bubble, plenty of booze and mushrooms, and a lot of bonding! It was necessary.”

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The band’s return has been nothing short of spectacular, with McCabe praising Rodgers for his confidence-boosting influence. “Working with Nile was just an amazing experience. He’s very laid-back as a person and a good listener. On the song ‘Disappear’, I wrote a spoken word piece about The Zutons travelling the stars and galaxies asking the most powerful question in the universe, ‘Why?’. I asked Nile if he’d read it out over the top of the end section of the song, thinking he’d just say no. But he jumped in the vocal booth with his chain around his neck and his sunglasses on and did about 20 different takes. It was mind-blowing!”

Abi Harding, the band’s saxophonist and vocalist, shares her pride in McCabe’s growth. “Dave has been through an awful lot in the last few years, and these things have obviously really impacted him. But his songwriting has only got better. Now he spends more time on his songs. He’s in touch with his own and others’ emotions, and that all goes into the songs. It has been so nice to watch him grow. I’m so proud of him.”

The Zutons’ UK tour dates with Paul Heaton promise to be a highlight of 2024, with stops in major cities including Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool, and London. Fans can expect a mix of new tracks from The Big Decider and classic hits like ‘Valerie’ and ‘Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love?’.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

  • Sun, 30th June – Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, UK
  • Fri, 5th July – On The Beach, Redcar, UK (with The Libertines)
  • Sat, 6th July – Stendhal Festival, Belfast, UK
  • Sun, 21st July – Robin Park, Wigan, UK (with Richard Ashcroft)
  • Fri, 26th July – Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds, UK (with Madness)
  • Sat, 27th July – Ludlow Castle, Ludlow, UK (with Madness)
  • Sun, 28th July – Uptown Fest, Blackheath Common, London, UK (with Madness)
  • Sun, 11th Aug – Zebedee’s Yard, Hull, UK (with Razorlight)
  • Sat, 24th Aug – Camper Calling, Alcester, UK
  • Sun, 25th Aug – Chester Live Rooms, Chester, UK
  • Mon, 26th Aug – Museum Of Ireland, Dublin, IE (with James)
  • Sat, 31st Aug – Shebfest, Devon, UK
  • Sun, 1st Sept – Weekender, Jersey, UK
  • Fri, 20th Sept – Axis Club, Toronto, CA
  • Sun, 22nd Sept – LPR, New York, USA
  • Tue, 24th Sept – Empty Bottle, Chicago, USA
  • Thu, 26th Sept – Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, USA
  • Fri, 27th Sept – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, USA
  • Fri, 29th Nov – Spa, Bridlington, UK (with Paul Heaton)
  • Sat, 30th Nov – First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK (with Paul Heaton)
  • Sun, 1st Dec – OVO Hydro, Glasgow, UK (with Paul Heaton)
  • Tue, 3rd Dec – Centre, Brighton, UK (with Paul Heaton)
  • Wed, 4th Dec – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK (with Paul Heaton)
  • Fri, 6th Dec – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, UK (with Paul Heaton)
  • Sat, 7th Dec – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK (with Paul Heaton)
  • Mon, 9th Dec – O2 City Hall, Newcastle, UK (with Paul Heaton)
  • Tue, 10th Dec – Eventim Apollo, London, UK (with Paul Heaton)

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