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Paul Weller Shuns Fly-Over States

"There's no point in me traveling to Armadillo," he quips in our July issue. But the Modfather still plays on the coasts.

Paul Weller makes no bones about wasting his time traversing the dusky off-roads of America. He is not, and has never been, U2, as he admits in our July issue, which is on stands now and available online via our digital edition. “There’s no point in me traveling to Armadillo, or wherever the fuck it is, and playing to just 300 people,” he explains bluntly in the candid, six-page Q&A. “I may as well just throw money away.”

But shows in major American markets are a wise investment for the Weller camp: The Jam and Style Council frontman will cross the Atlantic for a handful of dates in support of 22 Dreams, out July 22 on Yep Roc. Our apologies to Armadillo, Amarillo, and anywhere else Paul prefers to avoid.

Paul Weller tour dates:

9/2, Los Angeles, CA (The Wiltern)
9/3 Los Angeles, CA (The Wiltern)
9/4, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
9/9, Boston, MA (Berklee Performance Center)
9/10, New York, NY (Nokia Theatre)
9/11, New York, NY (Highline Ballroom)
9/13, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
9/14, Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero)
9/16, Chicago, IL (House of Blues)