Paul Weller to play ‘Versus Cancer’ Gig

The Modfather joins other stars at Manchester gig

Paul Weller has joined a number of other artists in confirming that he will play at the Versus Cancer gig at the MEN Arena, Manchester on March 30.

The Modfather joins the likes of Ian Brown, The Charlatans and Echo And The Bunnymen at the charity bash organised by former member of The Smiths, Andy Rourke.

He said: “We’re over the moon that Paul has agreed to play. We went to see him backstage at his Manchester gig late last year and its all come from there. It’ll definitely be a night to remember.”

After a number of collaborations at last year’s event, including Andy Rourke and Johnny Marr playing together, there is speculation that Weller may join up with Tim Burgess.

Tickets are on sale at £40 and all proceeds go towards Rourke’s Great Northern Aid Trust.

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