The Modfather himself, Paul Weller has announced a date on Tyneside for November 2015.
It’s shaping up to be another whirlwind year for the former frontman of The Jam and The Style Council. He’s hasn’t yet kicked off this year’s spring jaunt which will see him play gigs in lesser-visited towns on the music makers circuit during March.
But he obviously thinks he’ll be ready to get back out on the road by the autumn to once again entertain the amassed masses.
The North East date, at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena makes up part of a 10-stop UK arena tour and will take place on November 25. Support will be ably provided by Scottish trio Young Fathers who won the 2014 Mercury Music Prize for their debut album Dead.
In between these tours Paul will be playing the Albert Hall as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust run of gigs on March 27 as well as joining The Who as a special guest at Hyde Park on June 26.
Meanwhile his 12th studio album Saturns Pattern will be released on May 11.
* Tickets go on sale at 9am on Saturday, February 14. Call 0844 493 6666 or visit www.metroradioarena.co.uk to book.