Paul Weller February 2011

Paul Weller & The Rifles – AECC – 03/02/11

Paul Weller

After the December gig being postponed due to snow Paul Weller finally made it to Aberdeen on Thursday 3rd February for the much awaited show.

The Rifles were once again his support band and did a fabulous set including Peace & Quiet, The Sweetest Thing and The Great Escape. Anyone who hasn’t seen this band really should look them up as they’re very good indeed.

They warmed the crowd up nicely before the Modfather himself came on stage to massive cheers and kicked things off with Push It Along. The band did a fantastic job and were full of energy and enthusiasm, delivering song after song, to the delight of the fans. The crowd really got going when he sang some of the old favourites such as Strange Town, Start, Broken Stones and Peacock Suit. One of the highlights of the night was  One Bright Star, where the drummer, Steve, put his heart and soul into it and looked shattered by the end of the song! At one point, Paul came on stage with a lit cigarette and I thought things might go horribly wrong if they shut the gig down because of it but he quickly threw it down on the stage, much to my relief. The Changing Man was the last song of the evening and approx 3200 fans all left the AECC very happy and wondering when Paul would make his next visit to the Granite City. In his own words, ” it was well worth the wait”.     Rock Chick.

Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Steve Craddock

Steve Craddock

The Rifles

The Rifles

The Rifles

The Rifles

The Rifles

The Rifles

The Rifles

The Rifles

Pics by Still Burning.

Paul Weller website

The Rifles website

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One Response to Paul Weller February 2011

  1. Greg Wagner says:

    Brilliant snapshots; took me back to the tour and Blackpool Empress Ballroom, great performance by Paul and the band together with support from the Bees… Performances just get better and better whilst crowd participation appears to be waning somewhat and it’s a crying shame. Sincerely hope you had a blast on the night and the crowd were up for Paul’s fresh new music and didn’t ‘only come alive’ when he dipped into the past… All the best

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