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PAUL HEATON has now been confirmed as the support artist on all dates!
Following their incredibly popular 2010 'Spot The Difference Tour' British legends Squeeze return with an extensive 'Pop Up Shop' tour of the UK this November and December!
At the end of each of the 22 nights of the tour Glenn and Chris will move from the stage to the Pop Up Shop, performing as they go. Fans will then be able to buy a recording of that night’s show which will include new Squeeze songs.
Fans will be delighted to hear that Glenn and Chris have been writing new material, the first in 14 years, and that these songs will be available at the shows.
Chris says: "It's taken a long time to get ourselves back to the writing table, mainly because we've been touring our greatest hits packages in the UK and in the States. Time for new material, and things have moved on. Glenn now co writes the lyrics and as before produces the music in his South London studio.
Simon Hanson, John Bentley, Lord Large are the backbone of the lineup. The tour and album will prove I hope that we can move with the times and use our imaginations to sell our songs.
I'm looking forward to next year and holding the old fashioned version of the new album in my hands, but for the meantime we are tooled up like travelling sales men and going on the road with new songs and our live show. See you at the Pop Up Shop.”
On October 12th BBC4 will screen a brand new documentary ‘Squeeze: Take Me I'm Yours’ which reappraises the song-writing genius of Difford and Tilbrook, and shows why Squeeze hold a special place in British Popular music.
It's been over 35 years since Squeeze burst onto the music scene and are still as vital as they've ever been. As befits one of the UK's much-loved acts, there is no end of Squeeze fans currently wearing their influences firmly on their sleeve, whether it be Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Lily Allen or The Feeling.
With their fingerprints keenly felt throughout the fabric of popular music, it is only right that these songs, with their evergreen and popular sound, continue to be played and enjoyed live.
And so since 2007, the newly reformed Squeeze have been slowly finding time to play a series of gigs and festival dates, and this coming Nov/Dec are about to embark on a 20+ show tour across the UK.
Since founders Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook reformed the band with Squeeze veteran John Bentley and Tilbrook's Fluffers cohorts Stephen Large and Simon Hanson the band has become an instant favourite on the festival circuit with appearances at V, Oxegen, T in the Park and Latitude - and this year take to the stage at the seminal US Festival Coachella.
Squeeze's contribution to music has been noted in 2010 with the site of their first gig being awarded a prestigious PRS For Music Heritage Plaque, which has so far commemorated the debuts of Blur and Dire Straits. It joins an ever-increasing list of Squeeze accolades alongside their recent Ivor Novello for Outstanding Contribution to British Music and their Nordoff-Robbins Icon Award., as well as the Mojo Magazine Icon Award. Chris Difford's lyrics and Glenn Tilbrook's music have survived everything over the years, from the ever-changing musical landscape to their own internal reshuffles and even an acrimonious breakup - but Squeeze is here to stay, still going strong and still loving every moment.
This new tour will remind fans just why they have left such an indelible impression on the UK's music scene.
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