Paul Weller plays surprise encore at London show

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 May 2014
Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Paul Weller came on stage to perform a surprise encore of The Jam classic 'In The City' at his London concert on Wednesday night (21.05.14)

Paul Weller thrilled fans with a surprise encore of 'In The City' at his London show on Wednesday night (21.05.14).

The rocker performed at Dingwalls in Camden and after sending fans wild with a rendition of 'The Changingman' he left the stage, but as people started filing out of the intimate venue he rushed back on stage with his band to play the track, which was his former group The Jam's debut single.

Weller has performed three small shows across the UK capital this week to promote his upcoming greatest hits album 'More Modern Classsics', which features the highlights of the last 15 years of his solo career.

The 55-year-old musician's set was heavily comprised of songs from the LP, including 'Come On Let's Go', 'Wake Up The Nation' and 'The Attic' - from his most recent studio release, 2012's 'Sonik Kicks'.

Weller - backed by his usual band, including Ocean Colour Scene guitarist Steve Craddock - didn't speak much to the crowd other thanking them for their applause between songs, preferring to power through his 90-minute show instead.

Weller did also play older solo hits and got a big cheer when he introduced 'Above The Clouds', taken from his self-titled 1992 debut solo album.

Speaking about 'More Modern Classics' - which is released on June 2 - Weller said: "This is just another few chapters of my life's work, a journey which I would hope you would come with me on ... The music on this compilation is over 15 years but for me it feels like it could be five or six years. I'm rushing through, like, I can't slow it down. I'll cling on tight and see where it ends up."

Paul Weller

The Modfather performs material from his 40-year career, including his latest album A Kind Revolution.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Fri 24 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

York Barbican

Thu 23 Aug

prices vary / 0844 854 2757

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