The star axes the first three dates of his UK tour...

Paul Weller has been forced to cancel the first three dates of his forthcoming tour due to a throat infection.

Paul Weller’s dates at the Keighley Victoria Hall on November 5, and the Glasgow Armadillio on November 6 and 7 have all been postponed for a month.

In a press release Paul Weller sends his apologies to fans for the unfortunate situation.

The dates have been rescheduled for December, all original tickets will still be valid and refunds available form point of purchase.

Paul Weller’s new single ‘Thinking Of You’ is released on November 15, with 50p from each copy sold donated to this year’s Children In Need.

The tour dates now run:

Wolverhampton Civic (November 9)

Hull Arena (10)

Newcastle City Hall (12)

Nottingham Arena (13)

Blackpool Opera House (14)

Manchester Apollo (16)

Cardiff International Arena (18)

London Hammersmith Apollo (20, 21)

Wolverhampton Civic (22)

Plymouth Pavilion (24)

Brighton Centre (25)

Keighley Victoria Hall (5)

Glasgow Armadillo (6, 7)

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