Squeeze 2016 Tour Dates Announced

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Squeeze Lineup (L-R): Tilbrook, Large, Difford, Hanson and Shaw

Longtime pop-rock favorites of ours, Squeeze will be touring the U.S. this fall, supported on some dates by The English Beat.

Squeeze released a new studio album Cradle To The Grave last November, their first set of new material in 17 years. The band adjusted their lineup a bit last year, adding Lucy Shaw on bass. She played bass on roughly half of the new LP and contributed a large part of the string arrangements. She joins vocalist/guitarist Glenn Tilbrook and his Squeeze co-founder, songwriting partner and vocalist/guitarist Chris Difford, manic keyboardist Stephen Large and drummer Simon Hanson.

Here’s a clip of their song “Nirvana” from the recent album…

The band is best known for their hook-filled songs – featuring Tilbrook’s pleasing vocals – like “Another Nail In My Heart” and “Black Coffee In Bed.” One-time member Paul Carrack provided the lead vocals on 1981’s “Tempted.”

Related: Our interview with Glenn Tilbrook

Ska revival band The English Beat formed in Birmingham, England in the late 1970s and enjoyed early success with their cover of “Tears of a Clown.” When the group disbanded in the early ’80s, various members went on to form General Public and Fine Young Cannibals. Original lead vocalist Dave Wakeling is back fronting the current lineup.

The English Beat have their own U.S. tour that continues well into August, followed by U.K. dates. Squeeze has various U.K. festival and headlining dates through mid-September here.

Squeeze 2016 North American Tour:

Sept 21 – Scottsdale, AZ – Scottsdale PAC
Sept 22 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
Sept 23 – Coachella, CA – Spotlight 29
Sept 24 – Long Beach, CA – Music Tastes Good Festival
Sept 26 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
Sept 27 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
Sept 28 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Sept 30 – Salem, OR – Elsinore Theatre
Oct 01 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
Oct 02 – Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall
Oct 03 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Oct 06 – Boise, ID – Egyptian
Oct 07 – Salt Lake City, UT – Depot
Oct 10 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa *
Oct 11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
Oct 13 – Newark, NJ – New Jersey PAC *
Oct 14 – Glenside, PA – The Keswick *
Oct 15 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre *
Oct 16 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount *
Oct 17 – Boston, MA – The Wilbur *
Oct 19 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre *

* with The English Beat

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