Squeeze announce 2019 UK Tour will benefit The Trussell Trust foodbank network
Extra London Date Added – Indigo O2 08/11/2019
Tickets on Friday at 10am
Legendary British band Squeeze have announced their brand new tour, The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook 2019, will be in support of The Trussell Trust.
At all venues on the tour there will be multiple food drop points and collection boxes, where people can donate non-perishable food and goods or money. Food donated at the venues will be collected and distributed to the nearest Trussell Trust foodbank.
Glenn Tilbrook, whose solo shows over the last 5 months, as well as a run of dates with Wilko Johnson, have been raising food and funds for The Trussell Trust, says 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.
Lauded as a song writing duo, Difford and Tilbrook have been compared to Lennon and McCartney since their first release in 1978 – Take Me I’m Yours – which blasted Squeeze into the forefront of the UK music scene. Following up with hits such as Cool For Cats, Up The Junction, Goodbye Girl, Pulling Mussels From The Shell, Tempted, and so many more, Squeeze established themselves 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.
SQUEEZE LIVE REVIEWS
Difford and Tilbrook deliver a rousing reminder of their talent for tuneful and touching glimpses of everyday life. **** – The Guardian
Squeeze raise the roof! – The Sun
A stunning evening supplied by quite a stunning band ***** – The Western Mail
Squeeze are deserved national treasures and remain the provider of one of the finest evening’s musical entertainment you can find –Northern Echo
Anyone who experiences them will know this band remains essential for all the same reasons they always were. **** - The Scotsman
Now is the time to use ‘national’ and ‘treasure’ and now is the time to see Squeeze live ***** - Buzz Magazine
The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook 2019 Tour Dates:
THU 17 Scunthorpe Bath Halls
FRI 18 Sheffield City Hall
SAT 19 Gateshead Sage
Mon 21 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Tue 22 Leicester De Montfort Hall
Wed 23 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Fri 25 Oxford New Theatre
Sat 26 Brighton Centre
Sun 27 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Tue 29 London Royal Albert Hall
Wed 30 Bath Forum
Fri 01 Hull City Hall
Sat 02 Liverpool Philharmonic
Sun 03 Salford The Lowry
Tue 05 Northampton Derngate
Wed 06 Guildford G Live
*NEW DATE ADDED* Fri 08 Indigo O2
Sat 09 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Mon 11 Bournemouth Pavilion
Tue 12 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wed 13 Cardiff St David’s Hall
Fri 15 Llandudno Venue Cymru
Sat 16 Harrogate Convention Centre
Sun 17 Reading Hexagon
Tue 19 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Wed 20 Ipswich Regent