English singer-songwriter Paul Heaton encouraged fans to head out to the selected pubs and raise a toast to him on Monday.
On Saturday, he announced the celebrations on Facebook, writing: “To celebrate my 60th birthday (on Monday 9th May) I’d originally intended to do another bicycle tour, visiting & performing at 60 pubs across the UK & Ireland. However, due to recording delays caused by the pandemic, I’ve had to shelve these plans for the time being.
"Instead, I’ve decided that the next best way to celebrate this coming of age is to handpick 60 pubs across the UK & 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!).”
Today, he announced the 60 pubs where fans can enjoy a pint or a cocktail free of charge.
Only four Scottish pubs in total made the list, with two Glasgow bars also being included in Heaton’s celebrations.
Free drinks will be available at the chosen locations until the money given by Heaton runs out. However, the singer didn’t mention much cash will go behind the bar at each pub, or when the celebrations will start.