Squeeze finish three-show run at Hull City Hall

Published: Thursday 3rd March 2016 by Rich Sutherland

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Popular UK band Squeeze is set to embark on a three-concert tour, which finishes at Hull City Hall on Thursday 8th September. Squeeze has long been a captivating live act, with a vast catalogue including hits such as Cool For Cats, Up The Junction and Tempted.

The shows will also include songs from their latest album Cradle To The Grave, their first collection of new tracks since 1998. Cradle To The Grave marked the complete and, frankly, triumphant reintegration of the masterful song writing axis of Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, in a beautifully-observed series of fond vignettes about childhood, growing up and the absurdities of the ride through life we’re all on.

The group first formed in 1973, shortly after Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook had begun their song writing partnership, 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 song writing duo Chris and Glenn reunited nine years ago to re-launch Squeeze and have been touring, writing and recording together since.

Squeeze recently hit the headlines around the world when appearing on the BBC’s current affairs show The Andrew Marr Show alongside fellow guest Prime Minister David Cameron. On the spur of the moment, Glenn Tilbrook decided to protest about government policy and deliberately changed the final couplet of the band’s song Cradle To The Grave.

 Tickets for Squeeze are priced between £32.50 and £47.50 and will go on sale at 9am on Friday 4th March and will be available for purchase from the Hull City Hall box office or by calling the Booking and Information Line on 01482 300 300. Alternatively, please visit http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/hullnewtheatre to book online.

Published: Thursday 3rd March 2016 by Rich Sutherland

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