The first socially distanced live music event due to take place at The O2 arena with South East London band Squeeze, will now take place on 22 May 2021.

The gig, which will see the venue’s capacity reduced from 20,000 to 4700, will be the first live music event with fans since the venue closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic. A number of safety measures and extensive planning will be in place to welcome fans back to the arena safely.

Glenn Tilbrook said “I am so thrilled to be playing The O2 with Squeeze and to be able to chalk up another first for us on this hallowed ground, previously the site of a gasworks, whose social club featured a double bill of Chris Difford and myself with Bucks Fizz’s Cheryl Baker. That was a long time ago. We are putting a lot of time and energy into this show to make it one not to forget. See you there! Love, Glenn.”

All tickets remain valid for the new date.

 

Squeeze, the first socially distanced live music event due to take place at The O2 arena on Saturday 5 December, has been rescheduled to Saturday 27 February 2021 due to the current lockdown in England which has created logistical concerns.

The gig, which would have seen the venue’s capacity reduced from 20,000 to 4,700, was due to be the first live music event with fans since the venue closed in March. Extensive planning and a number of new safety measures had been put in place to welcome fans back to the arena safely.

Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze commented: “I was really looking forward to the show at The O2 in December, to be back on the stage with our wonderful band, but of course everyone’s safety is paramount. With the show being rescheduled for February, that allows even more time to make this a very special evening. I wish you all well during these uncertain times. Stay safe.”

Chris Difford of Squeeze added: “At first I was sad to hear the show had to be moved but I’m now very excited that the show is rescheduled for February. It gives us all a chance to stay safe and focus on the future, when things I hope will start to open up again.”