Squeeze's 50th anniversary UK tour is going to be HUGE!

Virgin Radio

24 Nov 2023, 12:56

L to R: Squeeze performing live

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In the grand tapestry of rock's history, there are a few bands that stand as vibrant pillars, and Squeeze is undoubtedly one of them.

As they gear up to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2024, it's not just a commemoration of time; it's a testament to the enduring magic of their music.

Squeeze is embarking on an extensive headline UK tour, a whopping 27-show extravaganza that promises to be a melodic journey through their remarkable career. The tour kicks off at Sheffield City Hall on October 4, 2024, and culminates in a grand finale at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall on November 11, 2024. This musical odyssey takes them through a plethora of cities, including Birmingham, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Manchester, among others.

What's a celebration without special guests? Squeeze knows how to make it special, and the very special guest for all dates will be none other than the Mercury Prize-winning musical marvel, Badly Drawn Boy. The combination of Squeeze's timeless tunes and Badly Drawn Boy's enchanting melodies is a promise of musical bliss.

For fans eager to be part of this sonic jubilee, tickets for Squeeze’s 50th-anniversary tour go on sale from 10 am on Friday, December 1. It's a chance to witness the band that etched their name into the annals of rock history with classics like Up the Junction, Cool for Cats, Another Nail in My Heart, Hourglass, and Tempted.

At the heart of Squeeze's enduring sound are Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, the brilliant composers who crafted these melodic gems and have remained the driving force behind Squeeze since its inception. Joining them on this milestone tour are a lineup of extraordinary musicians: bassist Owen Biddle, guitarist Melvin Duffy, percussionist Steve Smith, keyboardist Stephen Large, and drummer Simon Hanson. The collective spirit of Squeeze remains as vital and vibrant as ever.

But Squeeze's celebration goes beyond the music; it's about giving back. The band has confirmed their support for the charity The Trussell Trust, which provides emergency food and support to those in need. In a world where essentials are not always accessible, The Trussell Trust stands as a beacon of hope, campaigning to end the need for food banks in the UK.

As fans gather for these celebratory concerts, they are invited to bring along food donations. Collection points across the venue each night will make it easy for attendees to contribute. Additionally, there will be collection buckets for cash donations. Every gesture, big or small, will make a difference, as all donations will be distributed to people in crisis through the 1,300 food bank centres in the Trussell Trust network.

Squeeze’s UK tour dates:


Sheffield City Hall – Fri 4th

Birmingham Symphony Hall – Sat 5th

Aberdeen Music Hall – Tue 8th

Edinburgh Usher Hall – Wed 9th

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – Fri 11th

Manchester O2 Apollo – Sat 12th

Newcastle O2 City Hall – Sun 13th

Stoke-On-Trent Regent Theatre – Tue 15th

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall – Thu 17th

York Barbican – Fri 18th

Liverpool M&S Bank Arena – Sat 19th

Llandudno Venue Cymru Theatre – Mon 21st

Leicester De Montfort Hall – Tue 22nd

Cambridge Corn Exchange – Wed 23rd

Ipswich Regent – Fri 25th

Southend Cliffs Pavilion – Sat 26th

Southampton Mayflower Theatre – Sun 27th

Guildford G Live – Tue 29th

Bristol Beacon – Wed 30th


Cardiff Utilita Arena – Fri 1st

Brighton Centre – Sat 2nd

Plymouth Pavilions – Sun 3rd

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre – Tue 5th

Reading Hexagon – Thu 7th

Swansea Arena – Fri 8th

Eastbourne Congress Theatre – Sat 9th

London Royal Albert Hall – Mon 11th

You can buy tickets for Squeeze's upcoming tour from 10am on Friday 1st December here