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Paul Weller At The Albert Hall - Pics From Friday Night!

Copyrighted Images courtesy of our very good friend, Barry Goodwin! Cheers!!!

Paul Weller At The Albert Hall - Pics From Monday Night!

Courtesy Of Sabrina Pedrini who traveled from Italy! Grazie!!!

Paul Weller At The Albert Hall - Friday Set List!

Set List: Andromeda Moonshine Up The Dosage All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You) From The Floorboards Up Have You Made Up Your Mind Porcelain Gods Dust And Rocks No Tears To Cry Aim High Shout To The Top Trees Invisible You Do Something To Me One Bright Star Wake Up The Nation Pretty Green Start Fast Car / Slow Traffic Come On, Let's Go --- Everything Has A Price To Pay Black River Why Walk When You Can Run All On A Misty Morning --- Find The Torch Burn The Plans Art School Scrape Away --- 22 Dreams The Changingman Broken Stones > Oh Happy Day Town Called Malice

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Review From News Of The World By John Earls, 30/05/2010 From the Royal Albert Hall, London
IF the mark of a great performer is how well he copes in adversity, then The Modfather really is a legend.
Recent albums Wake Up The Nation and 22 Dreams are among his best, but even mighty Paul struggles against the venue's dodgy sound - his string section is inaudible.
It doesn't help that the first half features few classics - only recent angry hi…

Paul Weller At The Albert Hall - Thursday Set List!

Set List: Andromeda From The Floorboards Up
7 & 3 Into Tomorrow Aim High Moonshine Up The Dosage Strange Town Wake Up The Nation Shout To The Top Trees You Do Something To Me One Bright Star w/Sophie Soloman Wild Wood w/Sophie Soloman Eton Rifles w/Kelly Jones That's Entertainment w/Kelly Jones Fast Car / Slow Traffic Come On, Let's Go --- Why Walk (When You Can Run) All On A Misty Morning Light Nights w/Hannah Andrews Butterfly Collector Brand New Start --- Find The Torch, Burn The Plans Art School Scrape Away --- Pieces Of Dream

Paul Weller At The Albert Hall - Gigwise Photo Gallery!

Nice batch of photos from the Albert Hall posted at Gigwise!
View the entire gallery HERE!

Paul Weller To Appear On Dermot O'Leary's BBC2 Radio Programme!

May 29, 2010 - 3pm -  BBC Radio 2. Shaun Keaveny sits in for Dermot O'Leary and is joined by Paul Weller and The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain.




Paul is scheduled for a live performance and interview!

Paul Weller At The Albert Hall - Wednesday Set List!

Courtesy Of Blue Monday Set List: Sea Spray Have You Made Up Your Mind All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You) Into Tomorrow Moonshine Up The Dosage Frm The Floorboards Up Aim High Trees Invisible One Bright Star No Tears To Cry (feat Richard Hawley) Andromeda (feat Richard Hawley) Shout To The Top Pretty Green Start Fast Car / Slow Traffic Come On, Lets Go --- Early Morning Rain (feat Richard Hawley) All On A Misty Morning Light Nights (feat Hannah Andrews) Brand New Start --- Out Of The Sinking Whirlpools End Art School Scrape Away --- Broken Stones

Official Details For Paul Weller's New Single!

From PaulWeller.com

We're pleased to announce details of Paul's next single - it's another double a-side; 'Find The Torch, Burn The Plans/Aim High'.

The single will be released on June 14 on CD and two 7" flavours, all featuring exclusive b-sides.

There will also be a four track digital bundle - see below for details.
Download Bundle: 1. Find The Torch, Burn The Plans 2. Aim High (Larry Heard Remix) 3. Andromeda (Acoustic from Berlin) 4. No Tears To Cry (acoustic)
CD 1. Find The Torch, Burn The Plans 2. All I Wanna Do (Acoustic) 3. Moonshine (from the Radio 2 Theatre)
7" 1. A. Find The Torch, Burn The Plans B. How Sweet It Is - Feat. Lauren Pritchard (from the Radio 2 Theatre)
7" 2. A. Find The Torch, Burn The Plans B. Pieces Of A Dream (from the Radio 2 Theatre)

Paul Weller To Play New Zealand!

Paul Weller - arguably the coolest, most stylish, influential man in British rock of the last three decades - has never in his epic career performed in New Zealand. All that is about to change!

This October sees Paul Weller making a long overdue and much anticipated visit to these shores as part of his Australasian 'Wake Up The Nation tour'. SATURDAY OCTOBER 30 AUCKLAND THE POWER STATION

TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9

Paul Weller at the Royal Albert Hall - Tuesday Night!

Paul was joined on stage last night by none other than Jam bassist Bruce Foxton!

Also, Paul turned 52 yesterday - Happy Birthday!

From NME.com:

Paul Weller was reunited with his Jam bandmate Bruce Foxton for the first time since 1982 last night (May 25), as the two performed together in London.

Scroll down to watch video footage of the duo's performance below.

Weller, two days into his five-night residency at the capital's Royal Albert Hall, called the pairing "history in the making" as he welcomed his old bandmate onto the stage.

The duo – augmented by Weller's backing band – kicked off their three-song reunion by launching into a vitriolic version of 'Fast Car/Slow Traffic'. The recorded version of the track, taken from Weller's latest album 'Wake Up The Nation', also features Foxton on bass.

"Well, it's been a while hasn't it?" said Foxton afterwards. "Twenty-eight years, I think. Thank you for the wonderful reception…

Paul Weller at the Royal Albert Hall - Monday Night!

Paul's 5 night residency at London's Royal Albert hall kicked off on Monday!


A few pics from us at PWnews!






Pics from Denise Maskew, thanks for these!


Special Guest Roxanne Tataei
Set List: Into Tomorrow 7 & 3 Is The Strikers Name Aim High Up The Dosage Moonshine From The Floorboards Up All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You) Porcelain Gods Wake Up The Nation Invisible Trees One Bright Star No Tears To Cry Shout To The Top Broken Stones How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) w/Rox Wild Wood w/Rox Pretty Green Start Fast Car / Slow Traffic Come On, Lets Go --- Find The Torch, Burn The Plans Art School Scrape Away --- Black River Pieces Of Dream
Review From The Times Online:
By Pete Paphides

With Wild Wood, in 1993, Paul Weller rediscovered his mojo just in time to soak up a few plaudits as Britpop’s tribal elder. In snobbier circles, however, a certain mistrust persisted. When Britpop devolved into dad-rock, Weller’s detractors held him accountable. How could he have the gall to put out a song called The Changingma…

Paul Weller's "Wake Up The Nation" Reviewed By National Public Radio In The USA!

By: Bob Boilen
May 23, 2010

When The Jam was making pop-infused music in the heyday of punk, Paul Weller was a vital singer and songwriter. But in the years since, fans would be forgiven for losing interest, as his work in Style Council made way for a string of often spotty solo records. But Weller's new one, Wake Up the Nation, is a real sleeper — and, in the end, a joy to hear. The album will stream here in its entirety until its release on June 1.

To be honest, Wake Up the Nation didn't fully capture my imagination until about a quarter of the way in, when it really takes off. "Andromeda," for example, is a psychedelic affair that conjures memories of The Move at its best; the song falls apart and pulls itself back together with an inspired chorus and impeccable guitar line. From there, Wake Up the Nation is off on an aural adventure — a kind of time-traveling expedition back to 1966, when experimentation equaled fun and not some sort of intellectual exercise.

Wak…

Paul Weller Interview With The Telegraph!

Paul Weller comes striding down Regent Street in blazing sunshine, every inch the Modfather in dark flared jeans, navy V-neck and a platinum grey, feathercut hairdo that only a rock star could carry off. Tanned and slim, Weller moves with purposeful speed, so that by the time people have realised who he is, he is already gone. It might be a metaphor for his musical career, the ever-changing moods that have carried him through the mod punk of The Jam, playful agit-pop of The Style Council and photo-Britrock of his solo career. Heads turn in his wake, smiles appearing on faces. Britain loves Weller. Stylish, angry, passionate, self-questioning and devoted to some vague yet honourable notion of authenticity in music and life, he has been a constant presence in our pop landscape for over thirty years.

"I'm going to be 52 this year, I've done half a century, which is pretty fundamental really," says Weller, settling down in a cafĂ© to a pot of tea. "I know I look diff…

Pre-Order Paul Weller's New Single, "Find The Torch, Burn The Plans"

Includes CD Single & two 7 Inch Singles
Released June 14th , 2010 CD Single: 1. Find The Torch / Burn The Plans 2. All I Wanna Do (Acoustic from Berlin) 3. Moonshine (from the Radio 2 Theatre) Vinyl #1 1. Find The Torch / Burn The Plans 2. How Sweet It Is (from the Radio 2 Theatre) Vinyl#2 1. Find The Torch / Burn The Plans 2. Pieces Of A Dream (from the Radio 2 Theatre)

Special Pre-Order Price for all three, only 6.99!
HERE!

Note: This info comes from Townsend Records and we are not sure if the track list is correct as most news releases for the single have "Aim High" as part of the double A side, which is not listed in Townsend's info.

Paul Weller In Koln, Germany - Set List!

May 18, 2010 Set List Courtesy Of Vortex242 01. Intro 02. Seaspray 03. Aim High 04. Into Tomorrow 05. Moonshine 06. Up The Dosage 07. Wake Up The Nation 08. Strange Town 09. Trees 10. Let It Be Me > 11. Empty Ring 12. One Bright Star 13. Dust And Rocks (false guitar start) 14. Dust And Rocks 15. No Tears To Cry 16. 7&3 Is The Strikers Name 17. Pretty Green 18. Start! 19. Fast Car / Slow Traffic 20. Come On / Let's Go --- 21. Black River 22. Broken Stones 23. Pieces Of A Dream --- 24. Find The Torch, Burn The Plan 25. Art School 26. Scrape Away --- 27. Wild Wood 28. Echoes Round The Sun

Watch Paul Weller's Thursday Night Royal Albert Gig LIVE On-Line!

Paul's Thursday, 27th May concert from The Royal Albert Hall will be broadcast live via The Concert Channel. You can purchase tickets to view the gig from any computer in the world. The folks over at FanShake are running a fun little competition to win a free pass to view the gig. There will be two lucky winners. Get on over and enter. All submissions are voted on by the people, so it's not a random thing.

Click to enter At FanShake HERE!
View The Concert At The Concert Channel!

Paul Weller In Brussels - Set List!

22 Dreams The Changingman Moonshine Up The Dosage Sea Spray Aim High Into Tomorrow All I Wanna Do Porcelain Gods Trees Empty Ring You Do Something To Me Shout To The Top Fast Car Slow Traffic Pretty Green Start! Come On Let's Go
All On A Misty Morning Mistress Brown Everything Has A Price To Pay
Find The Torch Burn The Plans Art School Scrape Away
Pieces Of A Dream

Paul Weller's Next Single Released On June 14th!

Image Is The Promo CD.
Paul Weller has announced he will release a new double A-side single on June 14th, digitaly, on CD and on two 7″ vinyl records.

The two tracks that will feature on the release are "Find The Torch, Burn the Plans" and "Aim High," which are taken from Paul’s recent album “Wake Up The Nation”.

Speaking about Find The Torch Paul explained: “Thematically, it ties in with the title track of the album. We’ve got to reclaim our heritage and our culture. Claim it back from the fucking politicians and the establishment. My daughter (Leah) and her mate sang on it too.”

“Aim High was initially one phrase repeated over and over. I hit that falsetto voice, which was nice because I haven’t used it for a long time. Once I had the melody I wrote the words really quickly.”

B-sides are still to be confirmed.

Paul Weller In Amsterdam - 2nd Night Set List!

Set List (5/14): Into Tomorrow Aim High Sea Spray Moonshine Up The Dosage From The Floorboards Up Peacock Suit Trees Invisible One Bright Star Shout To The Top! No Tears To Cry Andromeda Pieces Of A Dream How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) Pretty Green Start! Wake Up The Nation Fast Car, Slow Traffic Come On, Let’s Go --- Everything Has A Price To Pay All On A Misty Morning Brand New Start --- Echoes Round The Sun Find The Torch, Burn The Plans Art School Whirlpool’s End

Paul Weller In Amsterdam! Set List...

Set List (5/13): Moonshine Up The Dosage All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You) From The Floorboards Up Strange Town 7 & 3 Is The Strikers Name Trees Let It Be Me No Tears To Cry Shout To The Top!! Pieces Of A Dream Broken Stones Wild Wood Wake Up The Nation Dust & Rocks Fast Car/Slow Traffic Start! Come On/Let’s Go --- Black River Find The Torch, Burn The Plans Art School The Changing Man --- Out Of The Sinking Scrape Away

Paul Weller Reunites With Jam Bassist on 'Wake Up the Nation'

Paul Weller Reunites With Jam Bassist on 'Wake Up the Nation'
Posted on May 12th 2010 4:00PM by Kenneth Partridge
From Spinner.com

When it came time to record 'Fast Car/Slow Traffic,' one of the punchier songs on his forthcoming 10th solo album, 'Wake Up the Nation,' Paul Weller knew a guy who might sound good on bass.

In terms of both music and lyrics, the tune updates 'London Traffic,' which Weller penned more than 30 years ago for 'This Is the Modern World,' the sophomore album by his now-legendary mod-punk trio the Jam. It made sense, then, for Jam bassist Bruce Foxton -- with whom Weller hadn't played since the group's breakup in 1982 -- to lay down one of his inimitable lines.

"It wasn't a big monumental thing," Weller tells Spinner, downplaying the significance of the two-thirds Jam reunion. "It was just two musicians playing music. It kind of opened up a dialogue between us. It made things a little easier, rathe…

Paul Weller's "Wake Up The Nation" - Review From The Boston Globe!

Paul Weller, 'Wake Up the Nation'
May 10, 2010
MARC HIRSH

Paul Weller sounds fired up all over “Wake Up the Nation,’’ his upcoming album that’s already available as an import. Apparently years away from exhaustion, the former Jam/Style Council kingpin proves himself energetic and vital well into his fourth decade of making music. If only he wasn’t doing his best impression of an overstimulated rookie scrambling to get as many ideas down as urgently as possible because he might never get another chance. His voice crosses David Bowie and John Lydon on the title track (which fits a song pitched halfway between “Suffragette City’’ and “Holidays in the Sun’’), while “Trees’’ is a rollicking New Orleans-style piano romp. Weller’s so all over the map that even the best tracks — like “7&3 Is the Strikers Name,’’ whose drum part is a lone snare placed right up front where a lead guitar would normally be — sound like ideas instead of songs. The closing “Two Fat Ladies’’ is a swingin…

Paul Weller To Play Summer Madness Festival At The Isle Of Wight!