Squeeze

Squeeze

SOLD OUT




Thursday 6th September

DOORS 7.30PM | SHOW STARTS 8:00 PM

Standing with VIP BALCONY | TICKETS £35 | £ 40


For Friends of the Astor VIP Balcony Priority Booking from July 1st to 16th .


Squeeze first formed in 1973, shortly after Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook has begun their songwriting 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 careersand occasional separations, but the Ivor Norvello Award- winning songwriting duo Chris and Glenn reunited eleven years agoto relaunch Squeeze and been touring, writing and recording together since.


2015 saw the release of the critically acclaimed 'Cradle to the Grave' which was written as a soundtrack to Danny Baker's BBC TV sitcom 'Cradle To Grave' (starring Peter Kay). This album marked the complete and, frankly, trimphant reintegration of the masterful songwriting 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 band has long been captivating live act, and in 2016 they trimphed on the pyramid Stage at Glastonbury with the Guardian saying the" (went) down a storm... Squeeze's success is a pretty infectus thing" and acoustic magazine concluding that they" don't have the bombastic hype of headliners Coldplay, but they have the songcraft and lyrical majesty to leave the headliners in the dust whcih they duly did".


The band also hit the headlines around the world in 2016 when appearing on the BBC's current affairs show ' The Andrew Marr Show' alongside fellow guest former 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.


In 2017 Squeeze were back in the studio recording 'The Knowledge' with two new additions to the line-up, Yolanda Charles on bass guitar and Steve Smith on percussion. Squeeze performed sold out tours at the end of 2017 in the UK and US, and then Australia and Asia Spring 2018. All tours and the new album receiving glowing reviews.


We are lucky to have Squeeze at The Astor for a special warm up show before their headline performance at On Blackheath Festival. Get Your tickets quick as they won't be available for long.








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Thu 6 Sep
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