Squeeze Pop Up Shop 2012 UK Winter Tour Announced.

Squeeze Pop Up Shop 2012 UK Winter Tour Announced.

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Last Edited by: Chris MUG5 Maguire May 6th, 2012.

It’s been over 35 years since Squeeze burst onto the music scene and are still as vital as they’ve ever been. As befits one of the UK’s much-loved acts, there is no end of Squeeze fans currently wearing their influences firmly on their sleeve, whether it be Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Lily Allen or The Feeling. With their fingerprints keenly felt throughout the fabric of popular music, it is only right that these songs, with their evergreen and popular sound, continue to be played and enjoyed live. And so since 2007, the newly reformed Squeeze have been slowly finding time to play a series of gigs and festival dates, and this coming Winter they are about to embark on a 20+ show tour across the UK.

Since founders Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook reformed the band with Squeeze veteran John Bentley and Tilbrook’s Fluffers cohorts Stephen Large and Simon Hanson the band has become an instant favourite on the festival circuit with appearances at V, Oxegen, T in the Park and Latitude – and this year take to the stage at the seminal US Festival Coachella.

Squeeze’s contribution to music has been noted in 2010 with the site of their first gig being awarded a prestigious PRS For Music Heritage Plaque, which has so far commemorated the debuts of Blur and Dire Straits. It joins an ever-increasing list of Squeeze accolades alongside their recent Ivor Novello for Outstanding Contribution to British Music and their Nordoff-Robbins Icon Award., as well as the Mojo Magazine Icon Award. Chris Difford’s lyrics and Glenn Tilbrook’s music have survived everything over the years, from the ever-changing musical landscape to their own internal reshuffles and even an acrimonious breakup - but Squeeze is here to stay, still going strong and still loving every moment.

This new tour will remind fans just why they have left such an indelible impression on the UK’s music scene.

Pop Up Shop 2012 UK Tour:
  • Fri 16 Nov Guildford G Live
  • Sat 17 Nov Cambridge Corn Exchange
  • Mon 19 Nov Bristol Colston Hall
  • Tue 20 Nov Plymouth Pavilions
  • Wed 21 Nov Brighton Dome
  • Fri 23 Nov Bournemouth O2 Academy
  • Sat 24 Nov Reading Hexagon
  • Mon 26 Nov Cardiff St Davids Hall
  • Tue 27 Nov Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
  • Wed 28 Nov Southend Cliff Pavilion
  • Fri 30 Nov Birmingham Symphony Hall
  • Sat 01 Dec Manchester O2 Apollo
  • Sun 02 Dec Sheffield O2 Academy
  • Tue 04 Dec Leeds O2 Academy
  • Wed 05 Dec Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
  • Thu 06 Dec Norwich UEA
  • Sat 08 Dec Newcastle City Hall
  • Sun 09 Dec Glasgow O2 Academy
  • Mon 10 Dec Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
  • Wed 12 Dec London HMV Forum
  • Thu 13 Dec London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
  • Fri 14 Dec London Indigo O2

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