50:50 jaunt will see former Housemartins frontman pedal 2,500 miles across the UK and Ireland

Paul Heaton is to celebrate his 50th birthday by embarking on a bicycle tour of the UK and Ireland.

The former Beautiful South and Housemartins star will be peddling 2500 miles – 50 miles for each year he’s been on the planet across a selection of pubs.

Heaton’s mammoth journey will span 40 days and take in 33 shows. It will kick off at his Kings Arms pub in Salford on May 15 before wrapping up in London on June 23.

The 50:50 tour follows his 2010 Pedals and Pumps cycle jaunt. For Paul Heaton tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
Paul Heaton will perform at:

Salford Kings Arms (May 15)
Ulverston Old Farmhouse (16)
Boldrun George and Dragon (17)
Newcastle Dorset Arms Hotel (18)
Galashiels Clovenfords Hotel (19)
Pitlochry Old Mill Inn (21)
Aviemore Old Bridge Inn (22)
Ullapool Arch Inn (23)
Glencoe Clachaig (25)
Ledaig MacGochans (26)
Darvel Black Bull (28)
Derry Paedar O’Donnells (29)
Carrick On Shannon Dunnes Bar (30)
County Clare Tully’s (31)
Cahir Punters Rest (June 2)
Wexford Sky in The Ground (3)
Thomastown Eddie Murphy’s (4)
Tullamore Thatch Inn (5)
Porthmadog Golden Fleece Inn (7)
Welshpool Raven (8)
Talybont-on-Usk Star Inn (9)
Barry Park Hotel (10)
Bristol Thunderbolt (12)
Braunton Aggi Inn (13)
St Agnes Driftwood Spas (14)
St Austell Polgooth Inn (15)
Newton Abbot Jolly Farmer (17)
Cattistock Fox and Hounds (18)
Isle Of Wight Tap (19)
Shoreham By Sea Duke of Wellington (21)
Isle Of Sheppey Shurland (22)
London Pelton Arms (23)