Squeeze Announce New Album Plans, U.S. Tour Dates
This fall, Squeeze will return to the U.S. for a three-week tour. They announced the dates at the same time that they said that they’re almost done with a new album, which will be the follow-up to 2015’s Cradle to the Grave.
They broke the news on their website, although they didn’t give any details on the upcoming work other than to say that the creative partnership of Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford “are hard at work finishing up the new album.” But they did unveil a few changes to their lineup of Difford, Tilbrook, drummer Simon Hanson and keyboardist Stephen Large. Yolanda Charles, who has worked with Paul Weller and Eric Clapton, is now playing bass and contributing background vocals and Steve Smith of Dirty Vegas is on guitar, vocals and percussion.
“I’m very excited about the two new faces joining us for this album and tour,” Tilbrook said. “We are so lucky to have on Fender 5 string bass and vocals the legendary and fantastic Yolanda Charles, and on percussion and vocals of one half of ‘Dirty Vegas’ the incredible Steve Smith. Adding more percussive clout and musical finesse to our already potent brew. This album and tour could be the best ever!”
“It’s really great news that Yolanda and Steve are joining us on the new album and following tours,” Difford added. “Yolanda gives so much to the backbone of our songs, and with Simon form a formidable rhythm section. Steve adds his spice with percussion and guitar, and they both sing too, which can only be a bonus. I’m really looking forward to chucking the jigsaw in the air to see where it all fits together with the new and old songs alike. I feel so grateful to have such great people in the band.”
The tour will begin on Nov. 14 at the Buckhead Theater in Atlanta and conclude on Dec. 2 at the Paramount in Huntington, N.Y. You can see all the dates below and get full ticketing information at their website.
Squeeze 2017 U.S. Tour Dates
11/14 — Buckhead Theater, Atlanta, GA
11/15 — Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC
11/17 — Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA
11/18 — Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI
11/19 — Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
11/21 — The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA
11/22 — Count Basie Theater, Red Bank, NJ
11/24 — The Goodyear Theater, Akron, OH
11/25 — Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL
11/26 — Royal Oak Music Theater, Royal Oak, MI
11/28 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
11/29 — Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
12/2 — The Paramount, Huntington, NY
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