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Squeeze announce Pop Up Shop Winter 2012 UK tour


Story by Jack Foley

FOLLOWING their incredibly popular 2010 ‘Spot The Difference Tour’ British legends Squeeze return with an extensive tour of the UK this November and December!

It’s been over 35 years since Squeeze burst onto the music scene but since 2007, the newly reformed Squeeze have been slowly finding time to play a series of gigs and festival dates and this coming Winter they are about to embark on a 20+ show tour across the UK.

The jaunt includes three London dates at three separate venues. And at the end of each of the 22 nights of the tour Glenn and Chris move from the stage to the Pop Up Shop, performing their final track of the night, as they go.

Fans are then able to buy a recording of that night’s show, which includes the new Squeeze songs, Tommy and From The Cradle To The Grave.

Glenn says: “When Squeeze signed to a major label in 1978 the phrase they used to describe our first album was A Giant Step Sideways. That world no longer exists and I definitely don’t mourn its passing.

“I love the opportunities and surprises thrown up by the digital age and the fading away of the major labels. Being able to innovate and take control of our own destiny is something I could only have dreamt of back then.

“So, this Pop Up Shop tour is where we’re at now… a combination of new songs and technology, of musicianship and experience that make this tour for Squeeze ‘A Giant Step Forward’.”

The Pop Up Shop UK Tour dates are (all November and December 2012):

16 – Guildford G Live
17 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
19 – Bristol Colston Hall
20 – Plymouth Pavilions
21 – Brighton Dome
23 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
24 – Reading Hexagon
26 – Cardiff St Davids Hall
27 – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
28 – Southend Cliff Pavilion
30 – Birmingham Symphony Hall

1 – Manchester O2 Apollo
2 – Sheffield O2 Academy
4 – Leeds O2 Academy
5 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
6 – Norwich UEA
8 – Newcastle City Hall
9 – Glasgow O2 Academy
10 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
12 – London HMV Forum
13 – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
14 – London Indigo O2

Win tickets to see Squeeze in London

To celebrate Squeeze’s Pop Up Shop Winter Tour, IndieLondon is giving readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Squeeze at London’s HMV Forum on December 12, 2012. Simply answer the following question…

Q. What is the name of Squeeze’s first album?

Simply send the answer to Squeeze Pop Up Shop Winter Tour competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email