Just wanted to send out a huge thanks to anyone and everyone that contributed pictures, set lists, videos, etc. as we chronicled the latest tour from Mr. Weller. It's most certainly appreciated by fans throughout the world to be able to get a glimpse of what those in the UK have been so thoroughly enjoying. We saw the debut of new songs from the upcoming album as well as tunes that have not been played in over 25-30 years.
We will be here to keep you up to date as things pick up for a big 2010 for Paul and we certainly hope you'll keep this a spot in your travels and continue those wonderful contributions. All the very best to you!!
Peace and SOUL, Dave, Chris, Yann (The Paul Weller News Team)
Set List: Peacock Suit 7 & 3 Is The Striker's Name From the Floorboards Up All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You) Fast Car / Slow Traffic Strange Town Sea Spray Have You Made Up Your Mind? Dust & Rocks Empty Ring How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) 22 Dreams Shout To The Top Pieces Of A Dream Broken Stones One Bright Star You Do Something To Me
Come On, Let's Go Pretty Green Start! Echoes Round The Sun --- Black River All On A Misty Morning Sunshine (Steve Pilgrim) Wild Wood Into Tomorrow Whirlpool's End --- The Changingman Town Called Malice
UPDATE: A few more pics Courtesy Of Scotty94! Cheers!
Update: Been informed this is probably PW's minder's son. He was led on stage towards the end.
Set List: Wake Up The Nation From The Floorboards Up All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You) Fast Car / Slow Traffic Strange Town Sea Spray Have You Made Up Your Mind? Pretty Green Dusk & Rocks Empty Ring Invisible How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) 22 Dreams Shout To The Top Pieces Of A Dream Broken Stones One Bright Star Andromeda Start! Echoes Round The Sun --- Black River All On A Misty Morning Mistress Brown Into Tomorrow Whirlpool's End --- The Changingman Town Called Malice
Paul Weller at the Sands Centre
Dec 11 2009 by Craig Robertson
Dumfries Standard Friday
For a man who turned 50 last year, Paul Weller’s energy is relentless. He could be forgiven for being happy to play out those old hits of the Jam, take the cash and go.
But, if his Sands Centre gig last Thursday is anything to go buy, Weller still sounds as fresh and as current as he ever has. He stormed through a set of more than two hours which included two encores, displaying an energy and enthusiasm often lacking in artists half his age.
Affectionately known as the Modfather and regarded as someone who has influenced many of today’s bands, Weller has an impressive back catalogue which stretches back to his time in the 70s with the Jam, into the 80s with the Style Council and through his solo career of the last 20 years. So there was a lot to choose from for the set-list of his winter tour.
Opener, Peacock Suit, From the Floorboards Up, Broken Stones from his solo career were all highlights earl…
Review: Paul Weller at Venue Cymru, Llandudno Dec 9 2009
THE majority may have left their scooters at home because of the rain but the crowd were still unmistakable as followers of Paul Weller. Mainly blokes, mainly smartly dressed mods - and mostly waiting for the old stuff to be played at Weller’s gig at Llandudno’s Venue Cymru on Monday December 7.
The Modfather strode on the stage and launched into a set that was a mix of new, recently released and old favourites. Alongside him was guitar stalwart Steve Cradock who showed his usual deft, intricate handling of the instrument throughout the set.
On bass was Andy Lewis, who doubles up as bassist for Spearmint, plus Andy Crofts (of The Moons/The On Offs) on keys and Steve Pilgrim of The Stands on drums.
It got off to a slow start with a light show that initially seemed little more than random flashes. It took until several tracks in, with Porcelain Gods, that the light show kicked in properly – with colours fading in and out, spotlight…
REVIEW: Paul Weller, Guildhall, Portsmouth
Published Date: 09 December 2009
Weller was at his powerful best with a sizzling two-hour set on a rainy night in Portsmouth.
Always refusing to be captive to his past, the Modfather focused heavily on his most recent album, with nine numbers from 22 Dreams. They're terrific songs, soon to be live classics, but it did mean some great albums (Wild Wood, Illumination etc) were left out or barely touched.
But given the great man's vast back catalogue, it would be difficult to please everyone 100 per cent. The gorgeous You Do Something To Me was there, as was the brilliant Broken Stones, plus a blast from the Style Council days with Shout From The Top, all superbly done. Also thrown in were three or four teasers from a new album out next spring - tracks which suggest that the hot vein of form he hit with 22 Dreams continues unchecked.
Porcelain Gods was given epic treatment, and All I Wanna Do and One Bright Star were the pick of the 22 D…
Played Set List:
7+3 Is The Striker's Name
From the Floorboards Up
All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
Fast Car/Slow Traffic
Have You Made Up Your Mind
Dust And Rocks
Shout To The Top
Pieces Of A Dream
One Bright Star
You Do Something To Me
Echoes Round The Sun
All On A Misty Morning
Sunshine (Steve Pilgrim)
Mistress Brown (?)
Come On, Let's Go
The Changingman Courtesy Of Bugboy
Images Courtesy Of Denise Maskew! Cheers!! Click for FULL size...
Set List: Andromeda From The Floorboards Up All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You) Fast Car/Slow Traffic Strange Town Sea Spray have You made Up Your Mind Wake Up The Nation Shout To The Top Empty Ring How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) Dust And Rocks Push It Along Pieces Of A Dream Broken Stones Invisible [on list but not played]
You Do Something To Me Pretty Green Echoes Round The Sun Start Come On, Let's Go Black River All On A Misty Morning Into Tomorrow Whirlpool's End 22 Dreams [not on set list] The Changingman [not on set list]
Note: Also played One Bright Star, not on written set list but somewhere in the middle of set. Courtesy Of Andy1967