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- Posted on Feb 12th 2010 11:34PM by Benjy Eisen
And although he quietly launched a solo career since then, perhaps frontman Paul Heaton (ex-Housemartins) has been keeping busy drinking pints or cycling across the countryside. Hopefully not in that order.
Heaton -- an avid cyclist and an admitted fan of the British pub -- has announced a solo tour in which he'll combine his three loves. Dubbed the 'Pedals and Pumps' tour, Heaton will cycle 720 miles from one British pub to the next, performing shows and staying the night afterwards. Full details of the tour, which will start in Manchester in May, have yet to be revealed and Heaton is currently still considering pubs to include on his 15-pub path.
The tour is designed to "promote cycling and the British pub," Heaton told NME.com this week. "It saddens me to hear about so many British pubs closing on a weekly basis, so I want to do all I can to get people back to their local." In other words -- bottoms-up. And that's an order!