Preview: Paul Weller at O2 Guildhall, Southampton

Having already sold out his May headline tour, which will precede the release of his latest studio album, the legend that is Paul Weller will be heading back on the road in the autumn to play 19 further dates in October and November.

On Sunset will be the 15th solo album for the former The Jam and The Style Council frontman, and will be the first endeavour with his new label, Polydor. With every previous record he has released easily reaching the top ten in the UK charts (with no less than four number ones), there is no doubt that Weller we be looking to see whether this album will be his first chart topper since 2012’s Sonik Kicks.

Having been described as “one of the most revered music writers and performers of the past 30 years”, and spoken in the same breath as David Bowie with regards to the variance, longevity and innovative approach to his career, The Modfather shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon – something his loyal fans, built over a career spanning well over four decades, will be glad to hear.

The autumn tour will commence in Belfast at Ulster Hall on 25th October, before heading to Dublin and Plymouth before reaching the O2 Guildhall in Southampton. Further dates in the likes of Brighton, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh follow, before the tour draws to a close with the penultimate night at the O2 Academy in Brixton and the closing show at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town.

Paul Weller plays the O2 Guildhall in Southampton on 30th October, with tickets going on sale on Friday 28th February at 10am.


Most recent release: ‘In Another Room’

Songs to listen out for: ‘You Do Something To Me’ – ‘Broken Stones’ – ‘Saturns Pattern’

Listen if you like: Richard Ashcroft – Ian Brown – The Charlatans

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