We headed down to the MEN Arena in Manchester on Friday and saw Paul Weller play out of his skin, to a packed out audience of thousands.
We had the best tickets in the house - standing and only five rows from the front!
The Rifles supported Weller and banged out six awesome tracks - check them out, they just sounded fantastic.
The Rifles supporting Paul Weller
Weller then came on and just set the place on fire. He played a mammoth set of twenty eight songs
'From The Floorboards Up'
'7&3 Is The Strikers Name'
'Up The Dosage'
'Shout To The Top!'
'No Tears To Cry'
'You Do Something To Me'
'Pieces Of A Dream'
'Wake Up The Nation'
'Fast Car Slow Traffic'
'Echoes Round The Sun'
'Ticket To Ride'
'Dreaming Of You'
'Come On Let's Go'
Paul Weller, Steve Craddock.....
The Coral’s front man James Skelly joined up with Weller for 2 covers - the Beatles classic ‘Ticket To Ride’ and Manfred Mann’s 1966 number one hit ‘Pretty Flamingo, they also played The Coral’s hit single ‘Dreaming Of You’
Mani form Primal Scream also joined Weller on percussion on a number of tracks.
Paul Weller, Steve Craddock.......
We had a fantastic night out with Weller really bringing the new album (Wake Up The Nation) alive - awesome.
We've seen Weller many times before, but Friday night he just played a cut above and seemed to love every minute of it.
If you get a chance, get tickets!