Squeeze Slowly Filling 2018 Calendar

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Squeeze, Beacon Theatre, NYC, November 19, 2017 (Photo: Greg Brodsky)

Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford continue to fill up their calendars, collectively as Squeeze. The band, which enjoyed a string of hit singles in the U.K., thanks to Difford and Tilbrook’s razor-sharp songwriting, have resumed a regular tour schedule in recent years.

In 2017, Tilbrook and Difford made changes to their band lineup, with a new bassist, Yolanda Charles, and percussionist, Steve Smith. They join existing drummer Simon Hanson and keyboardist Stephen Large.

They released a lively new album, The Knowledge, last October, their first since 2015’s Cradle to the Grave, and supported it with U.K. and U.S. tours.

When their Fall 2017 dates were announced, the band wrote: “Please don’t be disappointed if you find we are not coming to your part of the world. There will be another tour next year at some point to cover where we have not managed to fit in this year.”

After several months away from the stage, they return April 26, beginning with five Australia dates. (See below; more, presumably, to come.)

In our review of their Nov. 19 performance at New York’s Beacon Theatre, Best Classic Bands wrote: “The current version of Squeeze tops any other. Hands down.”

Squeeze developed a strong fan base thanks to regular touring and such well-crafted songs as “Tempted,” “Another Nail in My Heart,” “Goodbye Girl” and “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell).” It’s a rare Squeeze song that audience members don’t sing along to every lyric.

Watch them perform “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)” at that NYC concert

Related: Squeeze, Rejuvenated, Treat Fans to Standout Show: Review

Watch the video for “Rough Ride,” from The Knowledge, released March 1

Difford wrote a book, Some Fantastic Place: My Life in and out of Squeeze, which came out in the U.K. last fall. It’ll be published in the U.S. this fall.

Related: Our interview with Glenn Tilbrook

Squeeze 2018 Dates

Apr 26 – Brisbane – The Tivoli
Apr 27 – Sydney – Metro Theatre
Apr 28 – Melbourne – The Forum
Apr 30 – Adelaide – The Gov
May 01 – Perth – Astor Theatre

Far East
May 04 – Singapore – Univ. Cultural Centre Hall, NUS
May 06 – Tokyo, Japan – Billboard Live

U.K. Summer Festivals
May 27 – Glasgow – Kelvingrove Bandstand
Jun 10 – Bath – Pub in the Park
Jul 06 – London – Hyde Park (British Summer Time Series)
Jul 14 – Essex – Brentwood Festival
Jul 15 – Oxfordshire – Cornbury Music Festival
Aug 04 – Fareham – Wickham Festival
Sep 09 – Knutsford – Pub in the Park

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