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Paul Weller At Southampton Guildhall!

From The Bournemouth Echo:

PAUL WELLER hasn’t played Bournemouth since his Wake Up The Nation tour several years ago, so it was a pilgrimage to Southampton to see the Modfather in action. It’s been a good time for Paul of late with critical praise for new album Sonik Kicks and recent headlining turn at the Isle of Wight festival.

Perhaps it was this adulation that found Paul and his band in a comfortable and assured place on stage. The usual Weller fire was replaced by a feel-good vibe that saw the first 40 minutes coast along with assorted numbers such as Dragonfly, Going Places and an outing for The Style Council’s My Ever Changing Mood.

When it seemed the audience were getting too relaxed, Paul casually upped the tempo. “This is an old English folk song” and we were gifted That’s Entertainment, followed by Start! and The Changingman.

After a cigarette break length of time, Paul and the boys returned for an encore that saw That Dangerous Age and a glorious Town Called Malice that li…

RIP Bobby "Blue" Bland...

We here at PWNews were sad to hear of the passing of Bobby "Blue" Bland over the weekend. As you may know, Paul covered Bobby's classic song, "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City" from Bobby's fantastic 1974 LP, Dreamer. Paul's version is a b-side on his Brushed EP released during the Heavy Soul era. Bobby passed away in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 83 on Sunday. Here's some sights and sounds to pay tribute to this legendary voice of Blues and SOUL!

Paul Weller Interview From Isle Of Wight Festival By NME!

Paul was interviewed by NME at the Isle Of Wight Festival Friday. He spoke of working on his new album with hints of another new single by year's end. "It's early days, really." He also touched on upcoming touring, including playing in Moscow, "...which will be good. It'll be interesting, anyway."

Paul Weller At The Isle Of Wight Festival!

Paul Weller played about a one hour set Friday night at the Isle Of Wight Festival. Blasting through Sixteen songs, Paul finished up with the crowd singing along to the Jam classic, "Town Called Malice!" Thanks to Hannah Weller for the photos!

Paul Weller Isle Of Wight Festival June 14, 2013
Sunflower Wake Up The Nation Flame Out Fast Car / Slow Traffic Sea Spray My Ever Changing Moods Kling I Klang The Attic Peacock Suit Drangonfly 7&3 Is The Striker's Name That's Entertainment STaRt! Whirlpool's End The Changingman Town Called Malice

Listen To The Show HERE!

Paul Weller To Tour The UK In October!

Well, what most folks in the UK have been clamoring for... Paul is scheduled to hit the road in October with the following dates being reported. Get out your scooters and parkas, and primp up the barnets...

The Modfather Is Back!!!
Monday, 07 Oct, Glasgow, Barrowlands Tuesday, 08 Oct, Dundee, Caird Hall Wednesday, 09 Oct, Carlisle, The Sands Centre Friday, 11 Oct, Newcastle, City Hall Saturday 12 Oct, Preston, Guildhall Sunday 13 Oct, Manchester, O2 Apollo Tuesday 15 Oct, Doncaster, Dome Wednesday 16 Oct, Wolverhampton, Civic Hall Friday 18 Oct, Guildford, G Live Sat 19 Oct, London, Hammersmith Apollo
Tickets are priced £37.50 (£40 London) + bkg fee and go on sale on Friday 14 June, 9am via the venue box offices, select ticket agents and the Bookings Direct 24hr Ticket hotline 0844 338 0000 and on line at

Support on select dates comes from SydArthur and Trembling Bells.

Weller fans get the first chance to buy tickets when Fan Priority Booking begins on …

Absolute Radio To Broadcast Paul Weller At The Isle Of Wight Festival Live!

Pete Donaldson and Sarah Champion will be bringing you the cream of the live music and interviews from the Isle of Wight Festival 2013 - with a full live set from the Modfather himself Paul Weller, starting at 9pm.

Starting: 7.00pm on Friday, 14 June 2013

The Style Council "Classic Album Selection" To Be Released In July!

July sees the release of an all new CD box set from The Style Council as part of their 30th anniversary celebration. "Classic Album Selection" will have the five studio albums released as well as the rejected final album, "Modernism" with it's original art work. The CD's will be in LP replica slip covers.

You can pre-order this item for, what seems to be a bargain price of  £15.58 at the moment over at Amazon.

Pre-Order Link!
Tired of the constraints of the Jam, Paul Weller shocked fans and the wider media world and broke up the most popular British band of the early '80s, at the height of their success in 1982 

Frustrated by their musical direction, he wanted to explore more soulful, jazz and R n B paths in his music. He formed a new band with keyboardist Mick Talbot and created a loose collective of musicians, added according to the style of music they were intending to produce, known as Honorary Councillors.

Using American musical influences filtered th…

Paul Weller Scheduled To Play Moscow And Istanbul!

We've been informed that Paul is scheduled to play Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia on 28 September 2013 as part of "Rock Revival." Paul will headline the concert that includes KLAXONS, DOLPHIN and TOPLOADER.

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As was announced last week on Paul Weller official, Paul will be headlining the Eksen On Fair Festival in Istanbul, Turkey on 15 September 2013. Paul will be sharing the stage with The Hives and The Undertones.
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Paul Weller Interview On Upcoming July U.S. Tour!

From Billboard:

New Wave icon will kick off late-July shows in Harlem at The Apollo Theater ... Says he's "storing up ideas" for next album

Paul Weller says he's coming across the pond in July because "I just fancied playing a few American shows." With an emphasis on the "few."

Weller's tour will last all of six shows, starting July 25 at the Apollo in Harlem and also including New York's Webster Hall, and concerts in Brooklyn, Boston and Washington, D.C. before wrapping up July 31 in Philadelphia. It's a quick trip, but that's not because Weller wouldn't like to spend more time in North America.

"It's just sort of a financial thing, really, for me," the former Jam and Style Council frontman tells Billboard. "It's difficult to go to play to 400 people in Texas. I have to make it pay; band and equipment and all that is expensive, so it never gets any more extensive than major cities on the east and west coa…