Paul Weller has cancelled his remaining UK Tour dates “due to a band member testing positive for COVID-19”.
The Modfather had played gigs at Oxford, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow and others. The Covid infection led to Weller cancelling shows in Norwich (Dec 3), Lincoln (Dec 4), and Cambridge (Dec 5). He had been performing at the UEA LCR venue.
Weller had been touring in support of his album “Fat Pop (Volume 1)”, which came out earlier this year.
“We are very sorry” – Weller
A representative on Weller’s behalf released this statement.
They said, “We are very sorry to announce that due to a band member testing positive for Covid-19, the remaining tour dates (Norwich 3rd Dec / Lincoln 4th Dec / Cambridge 5th Dec) will not be able to take place on their scheduled dates”.
“We are working hard to see if we can reschedule the shows and will share more information on that as soon as we possibly can”.
The message then concluded by saying, “This is obviously incredibly disappointing news for not just the fans but Paul and the whole team involved, but we need to follow the guidelines to keep everyone as safe as possible”.
We are very sorry to announce that due to a band member testing positive for Covid-19, the remaining tour dates (Norwich 3rd Dec / Lincoln 4th Dec / Cambridge 5th Dec) will not be able to take place on their scheduled dates.
— Paul Weller (@paulwellerHQ) December 3, 2021
Weller’s UK Tour is to resume in March and to continue throughout April. The second part of this tour will see Weller perform three nights at London. They will take place on April 22, 23 and 24.
Weller will then hit Europe in May and June. The full schedule of shows can be found here.
Paul Weller’s album “Fat Pop (Volume 1)” which came out on May 14, was first confirmed by the former Jam frontman back in February.
At the time, a press release had this to say of the record.
“We may be cursed to be in the midst a global pandemic, buffeted by all of its stresses and pain. But everyone knows that art provides succour, that music is the most reliable balm. And for many there is further significant comfort to be drawn from the knowledge that Paul Weller is in the midst of an unbelievably prolific purple patch. Paul Weller will not let us down when we need him most”. More on this here.
Earlier this year, Paul Weller also recalled his “horrible” experience of recording Band Aid track, “Do They Know Its Christmans?”. Find out what he said here.