Squeeze hits the stage for their “Join The Dots” tour, which will make stops throughout the UK in October and November. The band will make stops at several venues, including Birmingham Symphony Hall, Vicar St. in Dublin, Ipswich Regent, Reading Hexagon, Rhyl Pavillion, Bristol Colston Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, London Royal Albert Hall, Gateshead Sage and more.
The British band first made a name for themselves in the 1970s as part of the new wave period of music. Although they’ve gone on hiatus several times throughout their lengthy career, they’ve released several hits, including “Tempted,” “Up the Junction,” “Cool for Cats,” “Labelled with Love,” “Black Coffee in Bed,” “Hourglass,” “Another Nail in My Heart,” “853-5937,” and “Pulling Mussels (from the Shell).”
Their first album Packet of Three was released on Deptford Fun City Records in 1977. They soon became the first new way act on A&M Records.
The album Cool for Cats, released in 1979, was the breakthrough hit in Britain for the group. That album spawned the two hits “Cool for Cats” and “Up the Junction.”
After a successful start to their career, the band broke up in 1982. They reformed in 1985, but would break up again in 1999. They returned once again in 2007 and has been playing ever since.
The band’s final album before their last hiatus in 1999 was Domino, released in 1998.
While members have changed over the years, Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford remain as constant members of the group.
They’ve worked on solo projects, but have always returned to Squeeze. Difford and Tilbrook are responsible for the majority of the band’s music and lyrics.
In 2010, the band released the album Spot the Difference, which included new records of old material. In 2015, the band released an album with completely new material, entitled Cradle to the Grave. The album was the first for the band since 1998. In 2017, they followed up with The Knowledge, which is being supported on tour this year. The latest album, released 13 October, includes the single “Innocence in Paradise.”
Squeeze has made a mark in history for music. The site of their first gig was awarded the PRS for Music Heritage Plaque in 2010.
The band’s latest lineup includes Yolanda Charles on bass guitar and Steve Smith as backing vocalist and percussionist.
Squeeze has an Australian tour planned for 2018, and recently announced that they were in the process of recording a new album.