WITH the news that Paul Weller is to release his 13th studio album A Kind Revolution on May 12 on Parlophone Records it has also been revealed that he will be undertaking a UK Arena tour in 2018 including an appearance at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on February 21.

Written and recorded at de facto HQ, Black Barn Studios in Surrey, work on A Kind Revolution started immediately after Weller finished his last album, 2015’s Saturns Pattern.

Musicians on the album feature most of Weller’s touring band with Andy Crofts and Ben Gordelier being the top mainstays. Steve Cradock and Steve Pilgrim also feature on several tracks. Opening track Woo Sé Mama sees legendary soul singers PP Arnold & Madeleine Bell supply their distinctive vocal skills while the exceedingly funky One Tear features the unmistakable voice of the one and only Boy George. Weller even managed to lure Robert Wyatt out of retirement to sing and play trumpet on She Moves With The Fayre. Finally, The Strypes’ guitarist Josh McClorey has been drafted in to add his magic to 3 tracks.

For further details on Paul Weller’s new album and 2018 tour visit www.paulweller.com