Tour News: Squeeze Starts Fall American Tour Sept. 8 at Radio City Music Hall

Squeeze - Photo by Danny Clifford
Squeeze - Photo by Danny Clifford

RELEASE – British band Squeeze are pleased to announce their Fall American Tour commencing September 8th at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall. This will be the Squeeze’s first U.S. foray since their 2021 North American tour with Hall & Oates. Joining the band on the road will be The Psychedelic Furs. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 19th. In 1978 Squeeze blasted to the forefront of the U.K. music scene during the height of the punk revolution. A three-song E.P. landed them a deal with A&M Records leading to the release of their debut self-titled album. With songwriting hooks and melodies that harkened back to the 60’s British Invasion, the groundbreaking L.P. featured “Take Me I’m Yours,” followed by a cadre of U.K. hits, including “Cool for Cats,” “Up the Junction,” “Pulling Mussels From A Shell,” “Black Coffee in Bed,” and “Labeled With Love.”

The band made an indelible mark on the U.S. in 1981 with the release of their classic hits, “Tempted,” “Hourglass,” and “853-5937” (from East Side Story.) Squeeze disbanded in 1999, then reunited in 2007, releasing three new albums; Spot the Difference (2010), Cradle to the Grave (2015), and The Knowledge (2017.) in 2022; the Food for Thought E.P. was released featuring one new song, two reimagined songs, and three exclusive live tracks. Profits from the digital E.P. will go to benefit independent U.K. Food Banks. Additionally, both Difford and Tilbrook have released various solo projects. In addition to Chris and Glenn, Squeeze currently features keyboardist Stephen Large and drummer Simon Hanson (since 2007), percussionist/backing vocalist Steve Smith (since 2017) along with pedal/lap steel guitarist Melvin Duffy (since 2019) and Owen Biddle, former bassist for The Roots, (who joined in 2020.) Since arriving on the post-punk landscape four decades ago, The Psychedelic Furs, led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler and his bass-wielding brother Tim quickly developed as one of the premiere bands at college and alternative radio, scoring hits with “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You,” and “Heartbreak Beat.” In total, the Furs have released eight studio albums, spawning several compilations, a boxed set, a live concert DVD, and inspiring one of the most iconic motion picture soundtracks of all time. Their latest release, Made Of Rain, became their second-highest charting U.K. Album ever.

TOUR DATESSep 8               New York, NY              Radio City Music HallSep 9               Mashantucket, CT       FoxwoodsSep 10             Asbury Park, NJ          The Stone Pony Summer StageSep 12             Boston, MA                  Boch Center Wang TheatreSep 13             Philadelphia, PA          The MetSep 14             Washington D.C.          Filene Center at Wolf TrapSep 16             Atlanta, GA                   Cadence Bank Amp at Chastain ParkSep 17             Nashville, TN                Grand Ole OprySep 19             Durham, NC                 Durham Performing Arts CenterSep 20             Richmond, VA              Virginia Credit Union LIVE!Sep 22             Nashville, IND               Brown County Music CenterSep 23             Detroit, MI                    The FillmoreSep 24             Chicago, IL                   Salt ShedSep 26             St. Louis, MO               Stifel TheatreSep 27             Minneapolis, MN          The Uptown TheaterSep 29             Denver, CO                  The Bellco TheaterSep 30             Salt Lake City, UT         Eccles TheaterOct 2               Eugene, OR                   Silva Concert Hall @ Hult CenterOct 3               Seattle, WA                    The Paramount TheatreOct 5               Saratoga, CA                 The Mountain WineryOct 6               Napa, CA                        Blue Note Napa Session at Silverado ResortOct 7               Wheatland, CA               Hard Rock LiveOct 9               San Diego, CA               The SoundOct 12             Paso Robles, CA            Vina Robles AmphitheatreOct 13             Los Angeles, CA             The Greek TheatreOct 14             Las Vegas, NV                The Pearl Theater