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Squeeze 50th anniversary 2023

Squeeze announce headline tour to celebrate their 50th Anniversary

27 November 2023, 11:31 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

British music legends Squeeze have announced a UK tour for 2024 in celebration of their 50th anniversary, during which they will be joined by special guest Badly Drawn Boy.

Squeeze are one of rock's vital institutions, a band who carved out a distinctive place in the pop firmament with their vibrantly melodic, perceptive songs. Those songs were written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, the composers who have remained at the heart of Squeeze since its inception. The duo are joined by bassist Owen Biddle, guitarist Melvin Duffy, percussionist Steve Smith, keyboardist Stephen Large and drummer Simon Hanson.

Joining Squeeze on their 50th anniversary festivities is one of the UK’s most treasured songwriters Damon Gough aka Badly Drawn Boy, who also recently celebrated his 25th anniversary of releasing music.

Squeeze’s 27 date nationwide tour, culminating at London’s Royal Albert Hall, is only part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. Difford and Tilbrook are currently working on their first new material since The Knowledge and are deep diving into the archives for previously unreleased material.

Squeeze have confirmed that they will once again be supporting charity The Trussell Trust, which provides emergency food and support to people who cannot afford the essentials, while campaigning for change to end the need for food banks in the UK. Fans are invited on the tour to bring along food donations to the shows, where there will be collection points across the venue each night. There will also be collection buckets for any cash donations. All donations will be distributed to people in crisis across the 1,300 food bank centres in the Trussell Trust network.

Tickets for Squeeze's 50th anniversary shows are on sale from Friday 1 December 10am here.

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