Squeeze has expanded its upcoming summer run, dubbed “The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook 2019.” Among the 15 new dates now on the itinerary include stops in Derry, New Hampshire; Bensalen, Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C.; Hyannis and Lenox, Massachusetts; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Omaha, Nebraska; Arvada; Colorado; and Seattle, Washington, among others. Among the opening acts for the band across the tour will be KT Tunstall, the Mavericks, They Might Be Giants, X, Marshall Crenshaw, and Leon Tilbrook.
In addition to co-founders Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, the band's current lineup is rounded out by Simon Hanson on drums, Stephen Large on keyboards, Yolanda Charles on bass, and Steve Smith on percussion. Back in October 2017, Squeeze released its 15th studio set, titled The Knowledge.
Glenn Tilbrook admitted being estranged from Chris Difford for nearly a decade only made him enjoy and respect their partnership more: “Not working together has enabled us to appreciate each other for what we are. And not having the responsibility of going up each other's noses all the time has enabled us to get back our relationship, which was lost, really, when we started making records. I would rather have the relationship with Chris, and friendship, rather than the professional relationship — that's more important to me. And we get on better now than we have done at, y'know, any point since 1976, which is great.”
UPDATED: Squeeze North American tour dates (subject to change):
August 14 – Pawling, NY – Daryl's House Club August 15 – Derry, NH – The Tupelo Music Hall August 16 – Bensalem, PA – XCite Center at Parx Casino August 17 – Washington, DC – The Kennedy Center August 20 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center August 22 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage August 23 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino August 24 – New York, NY – Pier 17 August 27 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent August 29 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood August 30 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead August 31 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre September 1 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theater September 3 – Minneapolis, MN – The State Theatre September 4 – Omaha, NE – Kiewit Concert Hall at Holland Performing Arts Center September 6 – Arvada, CO – Arvada Center September 7 – Park City, UT – Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater at Deer Valley Resort September 9 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox September 10 – Salem, OR – The Elsinore Theatre September 12 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater – Oakland September 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum September 15 – Chandler, AZ – Chandler Center for the Arts September 17 – Austin, TX – The Paramount September 18 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live September 19 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory September 20 – Louisville, KY – Kentucky Exposition Center September 22 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle Atlanta