New tour and long-awaited album to come from Squeeze

Squeeze – Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook
Squeeze – Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook

Squeeze’s Ivor Novello award-winning songwriting duo Chris Difford (left) & Glenn Tilbrook (right)

Difford & Tilbrook plan ‘From The Cradle To The Grave’ tour and first LP of new material for 17 years

queeze, the enduring British pop act whose songs have tenderly and wittily chronicled life and love stretching across four decades, are to play an extensive UK tour in the autumn – their first, as a band, since their Pop-up Shop shows in 2012. With a setlist likely to include hits such as Cool For Cats, Up The Junction and Tempted, it will also include songs from the forthcoming album From The Cradle To The Grave, which marks their first collection of new tracks since 1998.

“We split in 1998 after the release of Domino. Chris and I were not getting on so well,” explains Glen Tilbrook. “We needed a break and to follow our own paths for a bit. We slowly but surely came back together as people, and then reformed Squeeze in 2007. Originally, this was only planned as a short reunion, but things went so well, here we are eight years later. Four years ago we agreed that if we were to carry on, we really needed to work on new material.”

Speaking of the new material, Chris says, “We’ve grown up a lot in the last few years, musically. For the first five years back together, we were saying ‘this is where we came from’. Now, this is where we are. We still love and own our past, but as musicians we needed to grow.”

Support on the tour will come from poet and punk godfather Dr John Cooper Clarke, the bard of Salford. John shot to fame in the 1970s for his quickfire delivery of dry, biting and hilarious satirical verse, touring with the likes of The Clash and Sex Pistols.

The dates for the From The Cradle To The Grave tour are:

25 September – Plymouth Pavilions
26 September – Guildford G Live
28 September – Brighton Dome
29 September – Milton Keynes Theatre
1 October – Bristol Colston Hall
2 October – Sheffield City Hall
3 October – Birmingham Symphony Hall
5 October – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
6 October – Leicester De Montfort Hall
8 October – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
9 October – Cardiff St David’s Hall
10 October – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
12 October – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
13 October – Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
15 October – London Royal Albert Hall
16 October – Cambridge Corn Exchange
19 October – Ipswich Regent
20 October – Oxford New Theatre
21 October – Gateshead Sage 1
23 October – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
24 October – Harrogate International Centre

Tickets go on general sale Friday 27 March 2015 at 10am. For more details about the band and tour, visit

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