Jam tomorrow for Yorkshire Modfather fans

South Yorkshire-bound Paul Weller

South Yorkshire-bound Paul Weller

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Yorkshire Modfather fans are celebrating announcement of Paul Weller local live date next year.

York Barbican's April 7 show (marked here by ultimate Weller quiz while soundtracked by anthem Changing Man performed live at the venue 18 months ago) will be among first since last year showcasing talents of former The Style Council and The Jam frontman.

Tickets for the regional show, following Royal Albert Hall Teenage Cancer Trust fund-raiser, go on sale at 10am Friday (December 9) from venue box offices, selected authorised ticket agents, online at www.bookingsdirect.com and tour hotline 0844 2492222.

We defer to The Daily Telegraph, who recently wrote of Weller: "Apart from David Bowie, it's hard to think of any British solo artist who's had as varied, long-lasting and determinedly forward-looking a career.

BBC bosses hailed him "one of the most revered music writers and performers of the past 30 years" while 2012 saw him among British cultural icons chosen by artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in celebratory new version of arguably his most famous artwork, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.

Winner of four Brit Awards, including Best British Male twice and Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, one of the hardest grafting men in music is working on eagerly anticipated spring album release.