Paul Weller Announces Forest Concert Dates
18 Jan 2023
Making his exciting first announcement of 2023, Paul Weller will be returning to three Forest Live concerts this summer.
An experienced collaborator with Forest Live, Weller has made a record-breaking 25 appearances as part of their live concert series, the most by any artist to entirely sold-out crowds.
This comes hot off the heels of his book release this February with Magic: A Journal of Song
, which combines a selection of over 100 lyrics from across his musical life, proving him to be the ultimate shapeshifter: from The Jam's punk sensibilities to the genre-defying Style Council, through to a remarkable 30-year solo career.
His third Genesis edition, Magic
is narrated by Weller and illustrated with more than 450 photographs and pieces of ephemera throughout. A revealing commentary garnered over a series of conversations with journalist and author Dylan Jones covers the songs, the stories and inspirations behind them, and all of the 28 albums of Weller's ever-evolving musical journey.
copies also include two 8"x10" (200mm x254mm) lyric prints of one of Weller's favourite songs, 'Aspects', from his 2018 solo album True Meanings
. Produced exclusively for the edition, Weller's handwritten lyrics are beautifully recreated over two sheets. The second print is numbered, stamped, and both are suitable for framing.
These three concerts are managed by Forestry England, with income generated from ticket sales helping to look after the nation's forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.
Dates and locations (for more information, click here
- 8th June - Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire
- 9th June - Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire
- 17th June - Thetford Forest, Suffolk
'I am very happy to be playing the Forest Live gigs again as they are always such great shows with such a great audience! See you there.' - Paul Weller