Music legend Paul Weller has set out on a UK wide tour to support the release of his newest album On Sunset.
It’s been a long wait for Weller fans in Newcastle with the date for the two shows having to be rearranged not once but twice because of the pandemic.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of the shows.
When is Paul Weller playing in Newcastle?
Paul Weller is currently on a huge UK tour in support of his latest album, and is due to play two gigs at the O2 City Hall in Newcastle.
These dates are Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April, with performances both nights due to start at around 7pm.
The original dates were scheduled to be 13/14 November 2020, and then 9/10 July 2021 before finally being able to go ahead this month.
Where else is he playing?
Paul is heading to Newcastle as part of a 2022 UK tour schedule which started on 24 March at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The final date of the spring tour is due to be 24 April at the O2 Academy Brixton.
For all of Paul Weller’s March and April tour dates, see the list below.
24- Royal Albert Hall, London
27- Norwich Nick Rayns LCR, Norwich
28- Engine Shed, Lincoln
29- Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge
31- Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth
1- Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth
2- Brighton Centre, Brighton
4- King George’s Hall, Blackburn
5- Barbican, York
6- Bonus Arena, Hull
8 - The Centaur, Cheltenham
9- De Montfort Hall, Leicester
10- De Montfort Hall, Leicester
12- The Caird Hall, Dundee
13- Usher Hall, Edinburgh
15- O2 Apollo, Manchester
16- O2 City Hall, Newcastle
17- O2 City Hall, Newcastle
19- Sands Centre, Carlisle
20- St George’s Hall, Bradford
22- O2 Forum, Kentish Town, London
23- O2 Forum, Kentish Town, London
24- O2 Academy Brixton, London
How do I get tickets to the Newcastle dates?
According to the O2 City Hall Newcastle website, the only remaining tickets for the gig are through resale tickets.
For 16 April, resale tickets are available in the standing section of the hall priced at £51.75 each.
Tickets for the 17 April show are priced the same for standing, and some tickets in the side balcony area are available for £57.50 each.
What is the setlist?
Paul’s spring tour is well underway, meaning that we are able to get a good idea of what songs he has been playing whilst out on the road.
According to the setlist from previous shows, Paul will be playing songs from his solo catalogue as well as tracks from ‘The Jam’ and ‘Style Council’.
This was his setlist for his 6 April show in Hull
- White Sky
- Long Time
- Cosmic Fringes
- From the Floorboards Up
- Headstart for HappinessVillage
- Have You Ever Had It BlueGoing My Way
- Stanley Road
- Saturns Pattern
- Hung Up
- Fat Pop
- Woo Sé Mama
- It’s a Very Deep Sea
- Above the Clouds
- Into Tomorrow
- Shout to the Top!Start!
- Peacock Suit
- Broken Stones
- You Do Something to Me
- That’s EntertainmentWild Wood
- Come On/Let’s Go
- Porcelain Gods
- Town Called Malice
Who is Paul Weller?
One of the most iconic names in British music, Paul Weller this year celebrates 50 years in the industry.
Most well known for being a member of ‘The Jam’, Weller has had a significant impact on music.
Following the disbanding of ‘The Jam’ in 1982, Weller formed ‘Style Council’ in 1983 in an attempt to work on more melodic and soulful music.
Style Council split up in 1989, and Weller has continued with a strong solo career almost ever since.