Squeeze Filling Up 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 returned in April and May with dates in Australia and Japan. They’ve booked many U.K. summer festivals.

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. He’s booked various U.K. dates to support it.

Tilbrook has his own solo tour with a handful of U.S. dates and an extensive U.K. run this autumn, billed as “An Acoustic and Electric Mashup.” (See below.)

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

Related: Our interview with Glenn Tilbrook

Squeeze 2018 U.K. Dates

May 25 – Blackburn – King Georges Hall
May 26 – Perth – BBC Music Biggest Weekend
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 08 – Blackheath – ON Blackheath
Sep 09 – Knutsford – Pub in the Park

Chris Difford “Some Fantastic Place” Tour Dates

May 10 – Cobham – St. Mary Magdelene Church
May 11 – Farncombe – St. John’s Church
May 12 – Harrogate – Warehouse Recording Co.
May 13 – Harrogate – Warehouse Recording Co.
Jun 02 – Uttoxeter – Acoustic Festival of Britain
Jun 08 – Wirral – Thornton Hough Village Club
Jul 13 – East Sussex – Walled Garden Music Festival
Sep 14 – Wokingham – Whitty Theatre

Glenn Tilbrook U.S. Dates

Aug 11 – Amagansett, NY – Stephens Talkhouse
Aug 17 – Roslyn, NY – My Father’s Place
Aug 18 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
Aug 21 – New York, NY – City Winery
Aug 22 – New York, NY – City Winery
Aug 24 – Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House Club
Aug 25 – Woodstock, NY – The Colony

Glenn Tilbrook U.K. Dates

Oct 17 – Shoreham – The Ropetackle
Oct 19 – Norwich – Open
Oct 20 – Harpenden – Harpenden Public Halls
Oct 21 – Newport, IOW – Median Theatre
Oct 22 – Leicester – The Musician
Oct 25 – Stockton – The ARC
Oct 26 – Leeds – The Brudenell
Oct 27 – Hebden Bridge – Trades Club
Oct 29 – Wavendon – The Stables
Oct 30 – Nottingham – The Glee Club
Nov 01 – Colchester – Arts Cenre
Nov 02 – Brecon – Theatre Brycheiniog
Nov 03 – Taunton – The Brewhouse
Nov 04 – Salford – The Lowry
Nov 06 – Runcorn – Brindley Arts
Nov 07 – Chester – Live Rooms
Nov 08 – Salisbury – Salisbury City Hall
Nov 09 – Farncombe – St. John’s Church
Nov 20 – Liverpool – Epstein Theatre
Nov 21 – Halifax – Square Chapel Arts Cenre
Nov 23 – Hull – Fruit
Nov 24 – Barnsley – The Civic
Nov 25 – Exmouth – Pavilion
Nov 27 – Bromsgrove – Artrix
Nov 28 – Bristol – St. Georges
Nov 29 – Pontardawe – Arts Centre


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