Paul Heaton, the former frontman of British bands THE Beautiful South and THE HOUSEMARTINS, is to tour the U.K. - on a bike.
The singer is heading out on the bizarre road trip as part of a campaign to save traditional pubs, playing small shows in local bars and then staying at the venues overnight.
He will cycle 720 miles (1,158 kilometres) around Britain and play 15 gigs during the tour in May (10).
Heaton says, "I'm looking forward to pedalling around the country to promote cycling and the British pub... 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 (pub)."