Squeeze will perform at The Kennedy Center on Saturday, Aug. 17, as a date on The Difford and Tilbrook Songbook 2019, when the UK legends play their extensive list of hits as well as rare, lesser-known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers.
“I am over the moon to be announcing the 2019 tour with Squeeze,” said lead vocalist and guitarist Glenn Tilbrook. “We’ve had something of a renaissance in the last few years, and look forward to this continuing, as we will play a set of songs that are both new, contemporary and as innovative as people have come to expect from us, along with the old beauties.”
“I feel excited about the tour,” added guitarist Chris Difford. “It’s a great band full of dedicated, hardworking, passionate people and we have a fabulous catalogue of songs to dip in and out of, so I feel completely blessed. I can’t wait to strap on the electric guitar again and sing the songs that got me where I am today.”
Watch Squeeze perform “Up the Junction” during a concert for the Artists Den in New York City’s Bryant Park on YouTube:
Difford and Tilbrook have been compared to Lennon and McCartney since “Take Me I’m Yours,” their first release in 1978, blasted the band into the forefront of the UK music scene. UK and US radio audiences thereafter celebrated a string of hits including “Tempted,” “Black Coffee in Bed,” “Hourglass,” “Cool for Cats,” “Up the Junction,” and “Pulling Mussels from the Shell”, Squeeze established themselves as a vital part of the quintessential rock scene.
The Difford and Tilbrook Songbook 2019 Tour, aka The Squeeze Songbook Tour, will capture the works of two of the most talented songsmiths working today.