By Graham Chalmers
New Wave era pop legends Squeeze are reforming for a new UK tour and they’re swinging Harrogate’s way.
The enduring British pop act whose songs have tenderly and wittily chronicled life and love stretching across four decades, are to play an extensive UK tour in the autumn – their first, as a band, for three years.
As well as a vast catalogue including hits such as Cools For Cats, Up The Junction and Tempted, it will include songs from forthcoming album From The Cradle To The Grave, which marks their first collection of new tracks since 1998.
Over the years there have been solo careers and occasional separations for founder memebrs Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, but the Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriting duo eventually got back together eight years ago to relaunch Squeeze.
The band will arrive in Harrogate on Saturday October 24 when they will play the Harrogate International Centre around a month before former Squeeze keyboardist Jools Holland has his own gig at the same venue.
Support on the tour will come from poet and punk godfather Dr John Cooper Clarke, the bard of Salford.