Squeeze have announced their brand new tour The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook 2019, which will see the South-London legends play their extensive list of hits as well as some rare, lesser known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers.
"I am over the moon to be announcing the 2019 tour with Squeeze", says Glenn Tilbrook. "We’ve had something of a renaissance in the last few years, and look forward to this continuing, as we will play a set of songs that are both new, contemporary and as innovative as people have come to expect from us, along with the old beauties. I’m also excited to have Heaven 17 with us, what an extraordinary time we will have!"
With two critically acclaimed albums in the past three years, and a live show that has seen them headline numerous festivals in the UK (as well as sell their own sold out shows across the country), "something of a renaissance" seems like an understatement. Ever hardworking, the band will be bringing their scintillating live performances to adoring UK fans again in 2019, treating them to not just the hits, but also rarities that span their 45 year career both as Squeeze and solo artists. The incredible reviews of their 2017 tour speak for themselves.
Chris Difford adds "I feel excited about the tour. It’s a great band full of dedicated, hardworking, passionate people and we have a fabulous catalogue of songs to dip in and out of, so I feel completely blessed. I can’t wait to strap on the electric guitar again and sing the songs that got me where I am today.”
Lauded as a song writing duo, Difford and Tilbrook have been compared to Lennon and McCartney since their first release in 1978, Take Me I’m Yours, which blasted Squeeze into the forefront of the UK music scene.
Following up with hits such as Cool For Cats, Up The Junction, Goodbye Girl, Pulling Mussels From The Shell, Tempted, and so many more, Squeeze established themselves as not just a passing footnote in New Wave history, but as an important and vital part of quintessential British music. These hits also established Difford and Tilbrook as some of the most prolific writers of their time, with both amassing a wealth of melody rich earworms over the past four decades, both as Squeeze and also in their solo work too.
The Difford and Tilbrook Songbook 2019 is a tour that will capture the works of two of the most talented songsmiths working today.
The tour will aim to raise food, funds and awareness for the Trussell Trust network of food banks. At all venues there will be multiple food drop points and collection boxes, where audiences can donate non-perishable food or money. Food donated at the venues will be collected and distributed to the nearest Trussell Trust food bank. Food banks provide a minimum of three-days’ nutritionally balanced, non-perishable tinned and dried foods that have been donated by the local community. A list of items in a typical food parcel are: cereal, soup, pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes/pasta sauce, lentils, beans and pulses, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tea/coffee, tinned fruit, biscuits, UHT milk and fruit juice.
"Anyone who experiences them will know this band remains essential for all the same reasons they always were." **** The Scotsman
"Now is the time to use ‘national’ and ‘treasure’ and now is the time to see Squeeze live." ***** Buzz Magazine
"Squeeze raise the roof!" Live review, The Sun
"Difford and Tilbrook deliver a rousing reminder of their talent for tuneful and touching glimpses of everyday life. ****" Live review, The Guardian"A stunning evening supplied by quite a stunning band." ***** Live Review, The Western Mail
"Squeeze are deserved national treasures and remain the provider of one of the finest evening’s musical entertainment you can find." Northern Echo, Live Review
Tickets £51 £37.50
VIP The Songbook Package £125