Squeeze Reunite for ‘Songbook’ Tour and 3 Yorkshire Dates

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Legendary British band Squeeze have announced their brand new tour, ‘The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook 2019’, which will be in support of The Trussell Trust. One of the greatest ever songwriting duos will be playing three of those dates in Yorkshire, in Sheffield, Hull and Harrogate.

Since Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford‘s first release in 1978, ‘Take Me I’m Yours’, blasted Squeeze into the forefront of the UK music scene, the duo have regularly been placed in the pantheon of great British songwriting partnerships. Follow up hits such as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Goodbye Girl’, ‘Pulling Mussels From The Shell’, ‘Tempted’ and more established Squeeze as not just a passing footnote in New Wave history, but as an important and vital part of quintessential British music.

These hits also established Difford and Tilbrook as some of the most prolific writers of their time, with both amassing a wealth of melody rich earworms over the past four decades, both as Squeeze and also in their solo work too. ‘The Difford and Tilbrook Songbook 2019’ is a tour that will capture the works of two of the most talented songsmiths working today.

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“I can’t wait to see what can be achieved”

After a successful acoustic/book tour last year from Difford, which saw him take to the stage to not only chat, but play with Boo Hewerdine, his musical partner in crime Tilbrook also had a run of dates with Wilko Johnson, and whose solo shows have also been raising food and funds for The Trussell Trust, and states: “It’s disgraceful that in 2019 people can’t afford to put even the most basic food on the table. I’ve been so humbled and moved by the generosity and compassion of the people coming to the gigs and donating. So far, more than 1.5 tonnes of food has been raised for those that need it, and I can’t wait to see how much we can achieve when Squeeze tour later in the year.”

Chris Difford adds “Like Glenn I can’t wait to see what can be achieved at our shows in the UK this Autumn. Glenn very much inspired this idea and it beggars belief that people in this day and age have to feed themselves from a food bank.”

Foodbanks provide a minimum of three-days’ nutritionally balanced, non-perishable tinned and dried foods that have been donated by the local community. A list of items in a typical food parcel are: cereal, soup, pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes/pasta sauce, lentils, beans and pulses, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tea/coffee, tinned fruit, biscuits, UHT milk and fruit juice. If possible audience members are asked to check with local foodbanks to see what supplies are currently needed.

The Trussell Trust is an anti-poverty charity that supports a network of over 420 foodbanks across the UK
Squeeze play Sheffield City Hall October 18, Hull City Hall November 1, Harrogate Convention Centre November 16. Full tour details: squeezeofficial.com

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