Paul Weller has announced details of his latest rescheduled tour dates for 2021.
The Modfather was set to hit the road in March next year for an intimate UK tour in support of his recent UK No. 1 album, On Sunset, but it will now take place in November & December 2021, owing to the current pandemic and continued restrictions on public gatherings.
As well as the rescheduled dates, which can be seen in full below, Weller has added three shows in Bath, Sheffield and Lincoln.
We, unfortunately, have to announce that Paul’s March 2021 tour will now take place in November and December 2021 due to the ongoing restrictions and uncertainty through the pandemic. We’re sorry for any disappointment caused. pic.twitter.com/yNtlE8PSLe
— Paul Weller (@paulwellerHQ) December 7, 2020
Despite the cancellation, a string of pre-planned Paul Weller dates for next summer will still take place – including three nights at London’s O2 Academy Brixton and Kentish Town Forum.
Last month, Weller released a very special heavyweight 12” vinyl featuring 5 remixes of stand-out tracks from On Sunset.
This limited edition eclectic collection of remixers were chosen by Weller himself, with all the re-workings creating a fresh twist on the album’s original tracks.
One of the singles originally taken from On Sunset, the sublime “More”, is given an other-worldly dreamy remix by Skeleton Key, which is an alias for James Skelly of widely acclaimed Liverpool band The Coral.
Elsewhere, Senegalese drummer Seckou Keita creates a beautifully stripped back version of “Rockets” featuring his added vocals and sparkling delicate strings, whilst acclaimed psych-folk singer Jane Weaver also plays with “Rockets” but gives it a completely different mind-bending trippy feel.
Weller shot to the top of the UK Album chart in July when On Sunset was first released. The record’s success meant the former Jam frontman became only the third artist in history to top the UK album chart in five consecutive decades, alongside Paul McCartney and John Lennon.
His previous UK album chart toppers include The Jam’s The Gift in 1982 and The Style Council’s Our Favourite Shop in 1985, plus five solo albums: On Sunset, Stanley Road (1995), Illumination (2002), 22 Dreams (2008), and Sonik Kicks (2012).
The On Sunset remixes 12″ is out now and can be bought here.