Former new-wavers first tour this millennium follows 'Best of'
Eight years on from their last tour as Squeeze, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook seem to have put aside their differences to return to performing live – together.
They have announced a series of concerts starting on November 27, following the release of “Essential Squeeze”- their 25 year contribution to the pop single, on April 30.
The ‘Quintessential Tour’ will mark almost 30 years from the release of their eponymous debut album and includes their classic hits “Cool For Cats”, “Take Me I’m Yours” and “Up The Junction.”
A DVD, “Essential Squeeze” featuring all of their pop promos will also be released. A highlight included is a full length live concert from 1982.
Since Squeeze originally disbanded Tilbrook and Difford have had critically acclaimed solo careers and have both extensively toured the US. Despite the anniversary tour reunion, both are expected to have new solo albums out later this year.
This may be the perfect time for Difford and Tilbrook to put aside their differences for good, as a range of younger artists from The View and Razorlight to Fountains of Wayne and Ron Sexsmith have citied Squeeze as an influence.
The ‘Quintessential Tour’ is as follows:
Southampton Guildhall (27 November)
Glasgow Carling Academy (29)
Newcastle City Hall (30)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (December 1)
Bristol Colston Hall (3)
London Hammersmith Apollo (4)
Manchester Apollo (7)
Liverpool Philharmonic (8)
Tickets go on sale this Friday (March 16th) at 9am.