Paul Weller has announced a large show at London’s O2 Arena, with support coming from psychedelic scousers The Coral.
The date is set for Saturday 21st March 2009. Weller’s every UK show of 2008 has sold out, a reflection of the well-received June album 22 Dreams. Tickets for the O2 Arena are on general sale this Friday the 24th (from 0870 735 5000 or online at www.bookingsdirect.com), but there is a special pre-sale available from Wednesday the 22nd via www.paul-weller.com. Tickets are priced at £37.50, plus booking fee.
In other Modfather news, Weller at the BBC is a 74-track, 4-CD hard-back book set of BBC sessions and live concert tracks covering 1990 to 2008. It includes a 64-page booklet with extensive sleevenotes, brand new interviews with Paul, Noel Gallagher, Bobby Gillespie, Tim Burgess, Steve White and others, plus numerous unseen photos from the archives. The release is also available in a ‘highlights’ version on double CD and 3LP vinyl, as well as a digital box set to download. The sets are out on November 3rd from all the usual stockists