NEW-WAVE WARRIORS SQUEEZE TO RETURN TO AUSTRALIA WITH JOHN COOPER CLARKE
VIEW ‘COOL FOR CATS’ –
South London new-wave legends Squeeze are headed for Australia in 2018 for a run of not-to-be-missed shows. With hits like ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Tempted’ and ‘Up The Junction’, Squeeze will bring the soundtrack of the 70s and 80s into full focus with special guest punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke.
Squeeze first formed in 1973, brought together by an ad in a sweetshop window. By 1977 they had made their recording debut and enjoyed a string of hits which lasted until 1982, the maturity of their songs outliving their initial burst of chart activity on the back of New Wave.
Over the years there have been solo careers and occasional separations, but the Ivor Novello Award-winning act have been a consistent fixture of the UK and US music scenes over four decades, with recent activity including the critically acclaimed album soundtrack to the BBC sitcom ‘Cradle to Grave’ in 2015 and a triumphant return to Glastonbury in 2016.
Their first trip downunder since re-forming a decade ago, Squeeze have never been more vibrant, relevant and on point as they couple their pop sensibilities with poignant lyrics and a live show that’s not to be missed.
OK so here are the dates for the US tour in 2017. Please don’t be disappointed if you find we are not coming to your part of the world. There will be another tour next year at some point to cover where we have not managed to fit in this year.
Below you will find Squeeze fanbase pre-sale links, click on the date you want to go to, these all go live at 10.00am ET on Wednesday 26th July.
General on sale is Friday 28th July for all shows.
Glenn and Chris are hard at work finishing up the new album. They are pleased to announce that later today details of a 2017 US Tour will be put up on line. First, news on the new album and touring line-up. On bass we have the lovely Yolanda Charles who is a very accomplished session musician who has toured and recorded with the likes of Paul Weller, Eric Clapton and Hans Zimmer. Another new addition is Steve Smith on percussion, vocals and guitar. Steve is lead singer of Grammy award-winning electronica act Dirty Vegas. Glenn says “I’m very excited about the two new faces joining us for this album and tour … 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!” Chris says “Its really great news that Yolanda and Steve are joining us on the new album and following tours. Yolanda gives so much to the back bone 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.” On drums you will still find Simon Hanson and the lord of the keyboards is Stephen Large.