The Modfather plays a short UK tour - and releases a new box set...

Paul Weller is to tour the UK in the winter – to coincide with the release of a new box set.

The Modfather’s five-date jaunt kicks off in Bristol on December 5, and culminates in two nights at London’s Brixton Academy.

The dates are as follows:

Bristol Colston Hall (December 5)

Portsmouth Guildhall (6)

Birmingham Academy (7)

London Brixton Academy (14/15)

Tickets go on sale on Friday (July 25) at 9am. To buy, [url=]click here after then or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663..

Bob Dylan is to release a 3CD box set featuring rare tracks, remixes and B-sides on August 25.

‘Fly On The Wall: B-Sides & Rarities 1991-2000’ collects material from the star’s Nineties output on Go Discs and Island, and includes a total of 39 tracks in special ‘wallet style’ packaging.

The bonus third disc – an extended EP entitled ‘Button Down’ – is a collection of covers, including songs by The Beatles, [/a] andNeil Young.

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tracks, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ and ‘Waiting On An Angel’, are also included on the compilation.