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Squeeze Reform For UK Dates

by Paul Cashmere on March 24, 2015

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Squeeze have announced that 2015 will be a major milestone in their history with a brand new album and an extensive tour of the U.K.

The band, who broke up in 1998 and reunited in 2007, have found that they still enjoy working together and want to forge a new path into the future. Glenn Tilbrook explained “We split in 1998 after the release of Domino. Chris and I were not getting on so well, 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.”

Chris Difford added “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.”

The resulting album, From the Cradle to the Grave, will not only be their first studio set of original material in seventeen years, but will also serve as the soundtrack for a new British comedy series Cradle to Grave which is based on the life of their old friend Danny Baker, the writer and broadcaster. The eight-part run, set in the 1970s, is an adaptation of Danny’s autobiography Going To Sea In a Sieve and he has co-written the programs with award-winning scriptwriter and producer/director Jeff Pope.

It will star comedian Peter Kay as Danny’s father Fred and Lucy Speed as the presenter’s mother Bet. NME writer turned TV presenter and DJ Danny was brought up in Deptford, the old stomping ground of the band, and Squeeze were asked to become involved at an early stage.

Glenn recalls: “When I read the book, I got in contact with Danny and said that I thought we could do something together with his book. Danny was already talking with Jeff Pope about a TV series and the mood and sentiment of Cradle were completely in sync. Danny and Jeff both loved it and everything else followed on from there.”

More information on the new album is forthcoming but, in the meantime, here is the tour schedule:

09/25 – Plymouth – Pavilions
09/26 – Guildford – G Live
09/28 – Brighton – Dome
09/29 – Milton Keynes – Theatre
10/01 – Bristol – Colston Hall
10/02 – Sheffield – City Hall
10/03 – Birmingham – Symphony Hall
10/05 – Liverpool – Philharmonic Hall
10/06 – Leicester – De Montfort Hall
10/08 – Nottingham – Royal Concert Hall
10/09 – Cardiff – St David’s Hall
10/10 – Southend – Cliffs Pavilion
10/12 – Manchester – Bridgewater Hall
10/13 – Bournemouth – Pavilion Theatre
10/15 – London – Royal Albert Hall
10/16 – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
10/19 – Ipswich – Regent
10/20 – Oxford – New Theatre
10/21 – Gateshead – Sage 1
10/23 – Glasgow – Royal Concert Hall
10/24 – Harrogate – International Centre

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