Following their incredibly popular 2010 ‘Spot The Difference Tour’ British legends Squeeze return with an extensive tour of the UK this Novemberember and Decemberember.
It’s been over 35 years since Squeeze burst onto the music scene and are still as vital as they’ve ever been. As befits one of the UK’s much-loved acts, there is no end of Squeeze fans currently wearing their influences firmly on their sleeve, whether it be Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Lily Allen or The Feeling. With their fingerprints keenly felt throughout the fabric of popular music, it is only right that these songs, with their evergreen and popular sound, continue to be played and enjoyed live. And so since 2007, the newly reformed Squeeze have been slowly finding time to play a series of gigs and festival dates, and this coming Winter they are about to embark on a 20+ show tour across the UK.
Since founders Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook reformed the band with Squeeze veteran John Bentley and Tilbrook’s Fluffers cohorts Stephen Large and Simon Hanson the band has become an instant favourite on the festival circuit with appearances at V, Oxegen, T in the Park and Latitude – and this year take to the stage at the seminal US Festival Coachella.
Squeeze’s contribution to music has been noted in 2010 with the site of their first gig being awarded a prestigious PRS For Music Heritage Plaque, which has so far commemorated the debuts of Blur and Dire Straits. It joins an ever-increasing list of Squeeze accolades alongside their recent Ivor Novemberello for Outstanding Contribution to British Music and their Nordoff-Robbins Icon Award., as well as the Mojo Magazine Icon Award. Chris Difford’s lyrics and Glenn Tilbrook’s music have survived everything over the years, from the ever-changing musical landscape to their own internal reshuffles and even an acrimonious breakup - but Squeeze is here to stay, still going strong and still loving every moment.
This new tour will remind fans just why they have left such an indelible impression on the UK’s music scene.
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Friday November 16 Guildford G Live 0844 7701 797
Saturday November 17 Cambridge Corn Exchange 01223 357 851
Monday November 19 Bristol Colston Hall 0117 922 3686
Tuesday November 20 Plymouth Pavilions 0845 146 1460
Wednesday November 21 Brighton Dome 01273 709 709
Friday November 23 Bournemouth O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
Saturday November 24 Reading Hexagon 0118 960 6060
Monday November 26 Cardiff St Davids Hall 029 2087 8444
Tuesday November 27 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall 0844 871 7627
Wednesday November 28 Southend Cliff Pavilion 01702 351 135
Friday November 30 Birmingham Symphony Hall 0121 780 3333
Saturday December 1 Manchester O2 Apollo 0844 477 2000
Sunday December 2 Sheffield O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
Tuesday December 4 Leeds O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
Wednesday December 5 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 0115 989 5555
Thursday December 6 Norwich UEA 01603 508 050
Saturday December 8 Newcastle City Hall 0191 277 8030
Sunday December 9 Glasgow O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
Monday December 10 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789
Wednesday December 12 London HMV Forum 0844 847 2405
Thursday December 13 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 0844 477 2000
Friday December 14 London Indigo O2 0844 477 2000
On sale Friday March 30 2012 at 9am
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