SQUEEZE CD N’ TOUR

NEW 2xCD ALBUM ŒSPOT THE DIFFERENCE¹ OUT NOW > > > South London¹s favourite sons will return to what they do best this winter > when Squeeze take to the road for their biggest UK tour in over 10 years! > The boys will invite their fans to ³Spot The Difference² at 22 dates > across > the country, kicking off in Bournemouth on 14th November and concluding by > returning home to play three separate London venues in four days. > > > > Releasing their first EP ­ the cheekily titled ŒPacket Of Three¹ - in > 1977, > Squeeze shot to fame thanks to the pithy Œkitchen-sink¹ lyrics and new > wave > guitar music that have since become their trademark. Having numbered Jools > Holland and Paul Carrack within their ranks, and working with the likes of > Elvis Costello and Velvet Underground¹s John Cale, Squeeze became a > fixture > of the UK¹s music scene over the course of their 13-album career, before > splitting in 1998. > > > > Despite tentatively reforming in 2007, Squeeze have so far refused to > tread > the well-worn reunion path by trading on their past glories, which have > included hit singles on both sides of the Atlantic such as Cool For Cats, > Tempted, Hourglass and Up The Junction. Instead they have gradually been > re-establishing the informal live show that made them such favourites in > the > first place, their festival appearances and gigs to date honing the > chemistry that saw co-founders and ever-presents Chris Difford and Glenn > Tilbrook dubbed ŒThe New Lennon and McCartney¹. > > > > They are joined on this tour by fellow Squeeze favourite John Bentley, > with > the line-up completed by Glenn¹s solo bandmate Simon Hanson on drums. > Although Stephen Large has toured with the band since 2007 ­ notably > playing > the keyboard solo for ŒPulling Mussels (From The Shell)¹ on an iPad on a > recent US TV performance ­ he is now taking a sabbatical to be MD for > Duffy's band. So Squeeze are proud to welcome their old friend Steve Nieve > back into the fold. As well as appearing on several Squeeze albums, he was > formerly a long time member of Elvis Costello¹s band The Attractions, and > is > already a key part of Squeeze¹s most able line up yet ­ Glenn commented > "we > now welcome with open arms and baited breath the incredibly talented Steve > Nieve, who joins a long list of pianists that have joined Squeeze for a > second time.  Both I and my colleagues in Squeeze are dead chuffed." > > > > This set of dates will cap an exhilarating 2010 for the Squeeze boys. In > March they had the site of their first ever gig in Greenwich commemorated > by > a PRS for Music Heritage Award, one of only a few bands to receive this > honour alongside Blur and Dire Straits, and in October they were awarded > with the PPL / Radio Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, joining the likes > of Sir Paul McCartney, Gary Barlow and Trevor Horn. Meanwhile the summer > found them playing to their fans in the USA ­ Squeeze having long made a > mockery of the belief that English bands cannot travel across the pond. > Both > continue to gig separately as well. Glenn is currently working on his > fourth > solo record with old friends Nine Below Zero, while Chris has also been > busy > with his new album ŒCashmere If You Can¹, which saw a release this summer > through the innovative new Saturday Morning Music Club label. > > > > > > Glenn Tilbrook continues to be involved with the Love Hope Strength > Foundation, and this year trekked to the summit of Mount Fuji, following > previous expeditions to the top of Kilimanjaro and Base Camp at Everest. > LHS > will have a stand at each of Squeeze¹s shows to spread information on the > music-centric charity¹s work fighting cancer. > > > > With their new album ŒSpot The Difference¹ Squeeze have successfully > recaptured the vigour of their performances first time round, inspiring > Chris and Glenn to set aside some time early next year to start writing > the > first new Squeeze material in over a decade. > > > > More than 30 years after ŒPacket Of Three¹, will Squeeze fans be able to > spot the difference? Certainly not if the infectious enthusiasm that the > band still bring to their live shows is anything to go by! > > > > Sunday 14TH November                       Bournemouth O2 Academy > 0844 477 2000 > > Monday 15TH November                     Reading Hexagon > 0118 960 6060 > > Tuesday 16TH November                     Bristol Colston Hall > 0117 922 3686 > > Thursday 18TH November                   Cardiff St David¹s Hall > 029 2087 8444 > > Friday 19TH November                        Nottingham Royal Centre > 0115 989 5555 > > Saturday 20TH November                    Sheffield O2 Academy > 0844 477 2000 > > Monday 22ND November                     Aberdeen Music Hall > 0844 4999 990 > > Tuesday 23RD November                     Glasgow O2 Academy > 0844 4999 990 > > Thursday 25TH November                   Newcastle City Hall > 0191 261 2606 > > Friday 26TH November                        Leeds O2 Academy > 0844 477 2000 > > Saturday 27TH November                    Manchester Apollo > 0844 477 7677 > > Monday 29TH November                     Liverpool Philharmonic > SOLD OUT > > Tuesday 30TH November                     Birmingham Symphony Hall > SOLD OUT > > Thursday 2ND December                     Cambridge Corn Exchange > SOLD OUT > > Friday 3RD December                           Norwich UEA > 01603 508 050 > > Saturday 4TH December                      Plymouth Pavilions > 0845 146 1460 > > Monday 6TH December                        Southampton Guildhall > 023 8063 2601 > > Tuesday 7TH December                        Brighton Dome > SOLD OUT > > Thursday 9TH December                      London Indigo2 > SOLD OUT > > Friday 10TH December                         London Forum > SOLD OUT > > Sat 11TH December                               London O2 Shepherds Bush > Empire                 SOLD OUT > > Sun 12th December                              London O2 Shepherds Bush > Empire                 0844 477 2000 > > > >  
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