Squeeze Reveal Opening Acts For 2019 U.S. Tour

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Difford and Tilbrook entertain audiences and themselves, apparently (Photo: Rob O’Connor; used with permission)

Squeeze have announced the opening acts for their 2019 U.S. tour. The band, led by U.K. songwriting legends Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford, will perform their extensive list of favorites as well as rare, lesser-known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers.

Joining them for various shows this summer are KT Tunstall, They Might Be Giants, X, Marshall Crenshaw, The Mavericks and Leon Tilbrook. (See the specific info for all of the dates below.)

Purchase tickets here or here.

Since their first release in 1978, “Take Me I’m Yours,” Difford and Tilbrook established their reputation as great tunesmiths with a string of classic rock Squeeze songs including “Goodbye Girl,” “Another Nail in My Heart,” “Pulling Mussels From The Shell,” “Tempted,” “Black Coffee in Bed,” “Hourglass,” “Cool For Cats,” “Up The Junction” and “Annie Get Your Gun.”

A U.K. tour follows in autumn; an Australian and New Zealand leg is already scheduled for 2020.

Watch Difford and Tilbrook perform “Up the Junction” in 2017

These songs also established Difford and Tilbrook as two of the most prolific songwriters of their time with each amassing a wealth of melody-rich earworms over the past four decades as both Squeeze and solo artists.

Related: Our 2017 review of Squeeze at NYC’s Beacon Theatre

Squeeze “The Difford and Tilbrook Songbook” 2019 Tour

Aug 14 – Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House~
Aug 15 – Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall~
Aug 16 – Bensalem, PA – XCite Center at Parx Casino
Aug 17 – Washington, DC – Kennedy Center+
Aug 19 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center for the Arts+
Aug 20 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC+
Aug 22 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage^
Aug 23 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
Aug 24 – New York, NY – Pier 17^
Aug 25 – Cohasset, MA – South Shore Music Circus*
Aug 27 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent*
Aug 29 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood**
Aug 30 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall*
Aug 31 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre*
Sep 01 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theater*
Sep 03 – Minneapolis, MN – The State Theatre*
Sep 04 – Omaha, NE – Kiewit Concert Hall*
Sep 06 – Arvada, CO – Arvada Center#
Sep 07 – Park City, UT – Snow Park Amphitheater#
Sep 09 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox#
Sep 10 – Salem, OR – The Elsinore Theatre#
Sep 12 – Oakland, CA – The Fox Theatre#
Sep 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre#
Sep 14 – San Diego, CA – Kaaboo Del Mar Festival
Sep 15 – Chandler, AZ – The Chandler Center for the Arts#
Sep 17 – Austin, TX – The Paramount#
Sep 18 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live#
Sep 19 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory#
Sep 20 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival
Sep 22 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle#

* With KT Tunstall
** With KT Tunstall and The Mavericks
^ With They Might Be Giants
# With X
+ With Marshall Crenshaw
~ With Leon Tilbrook

Watch Squeeze perform “Another Nail in My Heart” in 2018

Oct 13 – Wexford, Ireland – Wexford Spiegeltent Festival
Oct 14 – Cork, Irelnd – Cork Opera House
Oct 15 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
Oct 17 – Scunthorpe, UK – Baths Hall
Oct 18 – Sheffield, UK – Sheffield City Hall
Oct 21 – Glasgow, UK – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Oct 22 – Leicester, UK – De Montfort Hall
Oct 23 – Birmingham, UK – Symphony Hall
Oct 25 – Oxford, UK – New Theatre Oxford
Oct 26 – Brighton, UK – The Brighton Centre
Oct 27 – Southend-On-Sea, UK – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Oct 29 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
Oct 30 – Bath, UK – Bath Forum
Nov 01 – Hull, UK – Hull City Hall
Nov 02 – Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Nov 03 – Salford Quays, UK – The Lowry
Nov 05 – Northampton, UK – ROyal and Derngate
Nov 06 – Guildford, UK – G Live Guildford
Nov 08 – London, UK – Indigo at the O2
Nov 09 – Nottingham, UK – Royal Concert Hall Notts
Nov 11 – Bournemouth, UK – Bournemouth Pavilion
Nov 12 – Cambridge, UK – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Nov 13 – Cardiff, UK – St. David’s Hall
Nov 15 – Llandudno, UK – Cymru Theatre
Nov 16 – Harrogate, UK – Harrogate Conv. Centre
Nov 17 – Reading, UK – Hexagon Theatre
Nov 19 – Folkestone, UK – Leas Cliff Hall
Nov 20 – Ipswich, UK – Ipswich Regent Theatre

Squeeze “The Difford and Tilbrook Songbook” 2020 Tour

Feb 07 – Auckland – Auckland Town Hall
Feb 08 – Christchurch – Isaac Theatre Royal
Feb 09 – Wellington – Opera House
Feb 12 – Brisbane – The Tivoli
Feb 14 – Melbourne – Athenaeum Theatre
Feb 15 – Sydney – Sydney State Theatre
Feb 17 – Adelaide – Dunstan Playhouse
Feb 18 – Perth – Astor Theatre

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