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:
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
3rd November 2010 – Los Angeles Wiltern Theatre
7th November 2010 – New York Nokia Theatre
16th November – Dublin Olympia
17th November – Dublin Olympia
18th November – Dublin Olympia
19th November – Dublin Olympia
20th November – Dublin Olympia
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