UK rock veteran Paul Weller will drop his most recent solo effort, Illumination, on January 14 via Yep Roc records. The disc will include a number of bonus tracks and a DVD not found on the UK version. Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer of Oasis, Kelly Jones of Stereophonics, and former Stone Roses guitarist Aziz Ibrahim, among others, lend their skills to the album, which debuted at number 1 on the UK charts in September. According to Billboard, a full scale, coast-to-coast tour of the States is in the works for February.
The DVD will feature videos for "It's Written in the Stars" and "Leafy Mysteries," both of the album's UK singles, as well as five songs recorded at Weller's July 2002 show at London's Hyde Park. Bonus tracks on the North American version of Illumination have already been released in the UK as b-sides.