NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Legendary songwriters Squeeze are set to reunite this year for a series of very special live dates on The Quintessential Tour, their first live shows this century. Eight years since their last tour and almost 30 years on from the release of their eponymous debut album, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook’s live
return will see them perform a host of their classic pop gems including Cool For Cats, Take Me I’m Yours, Hourglass, Black Coffee In Bed, Slap & Tickle, Pulling Mussels (From The Shell), Up The Junction and many more.
The tour follows the upcoming album release of Essential Squeeze (Universal Music TV) on April 30th, the definitive hits collection (with two previously unreleased tracks) showcasing the very best of the bands 25 years contribution to the fine art of the pop single. Also released on the same day is the
Essential Squeeze DVD, containing all their best pop promo videos (never before available on DVD), plus a full length live concert from 1982.
Since Squeeze originally disbanded, Difford has continued recording and is currently completing his second solo album provisionally titled Another Day Above Ground. The album will be released in the UK in the Summer 2007. On the live front, he is touring the USA for the first time in ten years with his acoustic trio during February and March. Difford will be undertaking a UK tour with his full electric band in May/June 2007 with a London date at The Jazz Cafe, Camden on 3 June 2007.
Tilbrook has been extensively touring the UK, America, Australia and Japan over the last 7 years. 2001 saw the release of his first solo album, The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook, 2004 the release of his 2nd critically acclaimed solo album Transatlantic Ping Pong. In 2006 came the release of a feature length documentary Glenn Tilbrook: One For The Road about life as a touring musician on the road in the US. Glenn is currently working with his band, The Fluffers, on his 3rd solo album due for releaselater this year.
Squeeze are as relevant today as they ever were with the likes of The View, The Feeling, Razorlight, Fountains of Wayne, Ron Sexsmith and Kasabian citing them as a major influence. Formed in South London in 1974, the band enjoyed revered success releasing acclaimed albums including Argybargy, Sweets From A Stranger, Frank and Ridiculous. They headlined Madison Square Gardens in New York in 1982 and toured relentlessly to rapturous crowds.
Tour Dates For Squeeze
July 31 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Code Melody Tent
August 01 – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion Boston
August 03 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
August 04 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Music Box
August 07 – Westbury, NY – North Fork Theatre
August 08 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Concert
August 09 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap Filene Center
August 11 – Alpine, CA – Concerts in the Park
August 12 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove of Anaheim
August 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
August 14 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
November 26 – Norwich – University of East Anglia
November 27 – Southampton – Guildhall
November 29 – Glasgow – Carling Academy
November 30 – City Hall Newcastle
December 1 – Wolverhampton – Civic Hall
December 3 – Bristol – Colston Hall
December 4 – London – Hammersmith Apollo
December 5 – London – Hammersmith Apollo
December 7 – Manchester – Apollo
December 8 – Liverpool -Philharmonic Liverpool
December 10 – Belfast – Waterfront Belfast
December 11 – Dublin – Olympia Theatre
– CelebrityAccess Staff Writer