Paul Weller To Perform Three NYC Shows This July

Posted on: June 11th, 2013 at 11:17 am by

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Former Jam and Style Council frontman Paul Weller is coming back Stateside!

The English singer/songwriter will kick off a three-night NYC stint at The Apollo in Harlem on July 25, followed by a stop at Webster Hall on July 26. He’ll cap his quick Big Apple trip at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 27. From there, the British singer/songwriter will perform in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

“It’s just sort of a financial thing, really, for me,” Weller recently told Billboard. “It’s difficult to go to play to 400 people in Texas. I have to make it pay; band and equipment and all that is expensive, so it never gets any more extensive than major cities on the east and west coasts. But I really enjoy playing America. I like the audiences there. It’s the home of a lot of music I grew up with. I’m not expecting American chart domination or to be No. 1, and just want to come and play and still go home with my shirt on my back.”

And what about a new album? His most recent studio full-length, Sonik Kicks, dropped last year. Plus, we’re still geeking out over the extra special Sonik Kicks 7″ Singles Box Set, which came out on Record Store Day this April. Anyhow, could the Modfather bring us another set of brand new tunes? We can only hope!

“I’m just sort of writing at the moment and storing up ideas, seeing how it all goes,” Weller revealed. “Maybe, hopefully, there’ll be something next year. We’ll see where it all goes to, but I don’t have any pre-planned ideas or anything. Most of the time I start from scratch and I don’t really know where it’s going to go. After you’ve got five or six songs down you can get a direction together, but normally it stars from nothing and you see where it goes. I mean, who knows? The best songs could be around the corner still.”

Here’s some solo Weller for your Tuesday – the Top 20 U.K. hit “Sunflower” from his stellar 1993 effort, Wild Wood. Enjoy!

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