Follow Us on Twitter

Squeeze announce The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook tour in aid of The Trussell Trust (2019)


Story by Jack Foley

SQUEEZE have announced that their new tour, The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook 2019, will be in support of The Trussell Trust.

At all venues on the tour there will be multiple food drop points and collection boxes, where people can donate non-perishable food and goods or money. Food donated at the venues will be collected and distributed to the nearest Trussell Trust foodbank.

Glenn Tilbrook, whose solo shows over the last five months, as well as a run of dates with Wilko Johnson, have been raising food and funds for The Trussell Trust, said: “It’s disgraceful that in 2019 people can’t afford to put even the most basic food on the table. I’ve been so humbled and moved by the generosity and compassion of the people coming to the gigs and donating.

“So far, more than 1.5 tonnes of food has been raised for those that need it, and I can’t wait to see how much we can achieve when Squeeze tour later in the year.”

Chris Difford added: “Like Glenn, I can’t wait to see what can be achieved at our shows in the UK this Autumn. Glenn very much inspired this idea and it beggars belief that people in this day and age have to feed themselves from a food bank.”

Foodbanks provide a minimum of three-days’ nutritionally balanced, non-perishable tinned and dried foods that have been donated by the local community.

A list of items in a typical food parcel are…

Cereal, soup, pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes/pasta sauce, lentils, beans and pulses, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tea/coffee, tinned fruit, biscuits, UHT milk and fruit juice.

If possible, audience members are asked to check with local foodbanks to see what supplies are currently needed.

The Difford and Tilbrook Songbook 2019 is a tour that will capture the works of two of the most talented song-smiths working today.

The tour dates are (all October and November 2019)

October 2019

17 – Scunthorpe Bath Halls
18 – Sheffield City Hall
19 – Gateshead Sage
21 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
22 – Leicester De Montfort Hall
23 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
25 – Oxford New Theatre
26 – Brighton Centre
27 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
29 – London Royal Albert Hall
30 – Bath Forum

November 2019

1 – Hull City Hall
2 – Liverpool Philharmonic
3- Salford The Lowry
5 – Northampton Derngate
6 – Guildford G Live
NEW DATE ADDED 8 – Indigo O2 London
9 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
11 – Bournemouth Pavilion
12 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
13 – Cardiff St David’s Hall
15 – Llandudno Venue Cymru
16 – Harrogate Convention Centre
17 – Reading Hexagon
19 – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
20 – Ipswich Regent

Tickets for the extra London date at Indigo2 go on sale on Friday, March 29 at 10am.