It's confirmed that Jacqui Abbott has left permanently...

BEAUTIFUL SOUTH have confirmed that their singer JACQUI ABBOTT will not return to the line-up again, after quitting their US tour in October.

The band, who return to the live arena in the UK and Ireland for an arena tour on December 8, kicking off at Glasgow SECC, have been performing without a female vocalist on the American dates. It is unclear as yet whether she will be replaced or not.

The tour dates are:

Glasgow SECC (December 8)

Newcastle Telewest Arena (9)

Birmingham NEC (10)

Brixton Academy (12)

Sheffield Arena (15)

Manchester Evening News Arena (17)

Nottingham Rock City (18)

Dublin The Point (20)

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A new single is slated for release in December, featuring ‘The River’ and ‘Just Checkin’ from their last album, ‘Painting It Red’.