Legendary songwriters Squeeze 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 Tilbrookâ€™s live return will see them perform a host of their classic pop gems including Cool For Cats, Take Me Iâ€™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 release later 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.
THE GREATEST HITS TOUR
special guests King Creosote
Next Monday 10th December
Tickets Â£32.50 / Â£31.50
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