Next month, Weller visits Bradford, Telford, Guilford, Exeter and Liverpool. Then he pops up again in Edinburgh, Scotland, November 10. He has nearly 20 dates throughout the cold month, finishing at London’s Alexandra Palace December 5.

Weller has decades of solo albums under his wing including last year’s Studio 150, devoted to cover tunes like The Carpenters’ “Close To You” and Rose Royce’s “Wishing On A Star,” as well as traditionals like “The Bottle.”

Weller got his start as the frontman and songwriter for one of the most influential U.K. acts of all time, The Jam. Those who think there’ll ever be a reunion can forget about it: The band broke up in the ’80s at the height of their popularity, and not acrimoniously.

Musicians including Pete Townshend have said Weller has more integrity than anyone they’ve met, and re-forming the band for a few more pounds was never his bag.