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Squeeze’s new lineup, introduced on July 25, 2017

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.

On Aug. 30, they revealed more details of a new album, The Knowledge, which arrives Oct. 13 in the U.K. and Oct. 27 in the U.S. Difford also debuted the first single, “Innocence in Paradise,” during an interview with BBC Radio 2. Watch the video, released Oct. 5, below.

They recently announced changes to their band lineup. The new bassist is Yolanda Charles with Steve Smith on percussion. They join existing drummer Simon Hanson and keyboardist Stephen Large.

Squeeze began recording the new album in March, which will be their first since 2015’s Cradle to the GraveThe Knowledge CD can be pre-ordered here. The vinyl edition will be released on Nov. 10. (See the track listing below.)

Watch the video for “Innocence in Paradise”

Squeeze developed a strong American 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.

During the August 30 BBC Radio 2 interview, Difford, who has just published a memoir, Some Fantastic Place, talked about making the group’s 1981’s East Side Story album with producer Elvis Costello. “We just recorded song after song after song. He was like a teacher, lyrically. I was always in awe. Every time I brought a lyric in, I just couldn’t wait for him to read it.”

Of The Knowledge, Difford said: “I’m absolutely thrilled with it. It’s killer.”

Watch Squeeze perform “Cool For Cats” on Oct. 5, one of the first dates of their current “Join the Dots” tour

Watch a vintage TV performance of “Another Nail in My Heart”

As Tilbrook told Best Classic Bands in 2015, “People will always see – and that’s part of what this show is about – no matter who else is in Squeeze, it will always be me and Chris. I think they think of us as a single entity.”

The Knowledge Track Listing

Innocence in Paradise
Every Story
Rough Ride
Departure Lounge
Final Score
Please Be Upstanding
The Ones
Elmers End
Two Forks

As for the new U.S. dates, 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.” Tickets are available here and here.

Related: Our interview with Glenn Tilbrook

Squeeze “Join the Dots” U.K. Tour

Oct 09 – Milton Keynes – Milton Keynes Theatre
Oct 10 – Cardiff – St. David’s Hall
Oct 12 – Brighton – Brighton Dome
Oct 13 – Bristol – Colston Hall
Oct 14 – Leicester – De Montford Hall
Oct 16 – Bournemouth – Pavilion Theatre
Oct 17 – Guildford – G Live
Oct 19 – Ipswich – Ipswich Regent
Oct 20 – Nottingham – Royal Concert Hall
Oct 21 – London – Indigo at the O2
Oct 23 – Reading – Hexagon Theatre
Oct 24 – Southend – Cliffs Pavilion
Oct 26 – Sheffield – City Hall
Oct 27 – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
Oct 28 – Harrogate – International Centre
Oct 30 – Manchester – Bridgewater Hall
Oct 31 – Edinburgh – Usher Hall
Nov 02 – Gateshead – Sage 1
Nov 03 – Glasgow – Royal Concert Hall
Nov 04 – Liverpool – Philharmonic Hall
Nov 06 – London – Royal Albert Hall

Squeeze Fall U.S. Tour

Nov 14 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
Nov 15 – Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre
Nov 17 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theater
Nov 18 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Nov 19 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Nov 21 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
Nov 22 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theater
Nov 24 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater
Nov 25 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
Nov 26 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theater
Nov 28 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Nov 29 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
Dec 02 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount

Squeeze 2018 Australia Tour

Apr 26 – Brisbane – The Tivoli
Apr 27 – Sydney – Metro Theatre
Apr 28 – Melbourne – The Forum
Apr 30 – Adelaide – The Gov
May 1 – Perth – Astor Theatre

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  1. Lori
    #1 Lori 26 July, 2017, 20:20

    Love Squeeze! Saw them years ago in Charlotte with Sting and it was the best concert, I’ll definitely drive to Durham to see them!

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