Singer Paul Heaton To Hit 60 Pubs To Mark Turning 60


Singer Paul Heaton plans to mark his 60th birthday by getting a round in across several pubs in Ireland and the UK. He hopes that this will help to “bring people together”.

The former singer for the Housemartians and Beautiful South took to Twitter to confirm this news.

“To celebrate my 60th birthday (on Monday, May 9) I’d originally intended to do another bicycle tour, visiting and performing at 60 pubs across the UK and Ireland. However, due to recording delays caused by the pandemic, I’ve had to shelve those plans for the time being”, Heaton wrote.

He continued, “Instead, I’ve decided that the next best way to celebrate this coming of age is to handpick 60 pubs across the UK and Ireland and put a given amount of money behind the bar of each one”. 

“Then, both regulars and yourselves can enjoy a birthday drink on me (until the money runs out or the bar runs dry!)”.

“bring people together on the day”

Speaking about how this idea came about, Paul Heaton explained that “the hope is to bring people together on the day, whilst recognising that many folk who bought my records or showed me support over the years could do with a wee party as we come out of COVID and hit potential financial struggles”.

Heaton also added a message for all pub goers across Ireland and the UK, “so if there’s one near you please head over on Monday, show your support and raise a toast to me on my birthday!”. 

Former Housemartians and Beautiful South star Paul Heaton has already shown people his kind and generous side. In 2017, the singer had revealed that he had offered to nationalise the entire Beautiful South back catalogue, with all profits going towards the nation’s coffers. However the government turned the proposal down.

Heaton To Hit The Following Pubs

Paul Heaton will get a round in at the following pubs.

Robinsons Bar – Great Victoria St, Belfast

Eddie Murphys – Thomastown, Kilkenny

Peadar O’Donnells – Waterloo St, Derry

The Punters Rest – Tipperary

The Sky on the Ground – Whitewell, Wexford

Courtney’s Bar – Killarney, Co. Kerry

Keohoes – Dublin

Bonners Corner Bar – Ballybofey, Co. Donegal