Paul Weller Announces New Single and Tour

August 12, 2010
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Double A side “Fast Car / Slow Traffic” / “Andromeda” will be the next single release from Paul Weller’s overwhelmingly critically acclaimed album Wake Up The Nation which has been hailed as the best album of his career.

Released on September 13th, the single also reunites Paul with his former Jam bandmate Bruce Foxton on “Fast Car / Slow Traffic” – the first time the pair have teamed up since The Jam split in 1983.

Bruce also recently joined Paul onstage at the Albert Hall (on Paul’s birthday) to perform Fast Car and a few Jam songs which unsurprisingly brought the house down. “It’s a real London tune. It’s a pretty full on.  It was really interesting to hear Bruce playing on it. You can instantly tell it’s him.”

Wake Up The Nation has also – quite rightly – been nominated for this years Mercury Music Prize which is announced on September 7th.

The judges described the album as “an astonishing rush of energy, passion and invention’.Paul is currently playing festivals around Europe and performs at the V Festival on August 21/22 and the Isle of Wight “Summer Madness” show on 29th August.

The full dates are as follows:

Australia

15th October 2010 – Perth Freemantle Arts Centre

17th October – Adelaide AEC Centre

19th October – Brisbane The Tivoli

20th October – Brisbane The Tivoli

22nd October – Sydney Enmore Theatre

26th October – Melbourne Forum Theatre

27th October – Melbourne Forum Theatre

USA

3rd November 2010 – Los Angeles Wiltern Theatre

7th November 2010 – New York Nokia Theatre

Ireland

16th November – Dublin Olympia

17th November – Dublin Olympia

18th November – Dublin Olympia

19th November – Dublin Olympia

20th November – Dublin Olympia

UK

23rd November – Brighton Centre

24th November – Brighton Centre

26th November – Birmingham Arena

27th November – Cardiff International Arena

28th November – Bournemouth Int Centre

30th November – Sheffield Arena

1st December – Newcastle Arena

3rd December – Manchester Arena

4th December – Glasgow SECC

5th December – Aberdeen ECC

7th December – Blackpool Empress Ballroom

8th December – Liverpool Arena

10th December – London Wembley Arena

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