The Squeeze Songbook Tour
with special guest KT Tunstall
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 @ 8:00PM
STATE THEATRE, MINNEAPOLIS
Doors 7:00PM | Music 8:00PM
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 22 AT 10:00AM
$65.00 | $49.00 | $39.00
(plus applicable fees)
British rock band Squeeze comes to the Twin Cities on Tuesday, September 3 on the Squeeze Songbook Tour for an unforgettable show at the State Theatre.
It’s 1973 in South London. Teenage friends Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook form the band that will see them dubbed “The New Lennon and McCartney”. Over 35 years later, with their legacy intact and as vital as it has ever been, Squeeze are still touring and reminding fans worldwide just why they have left such an indelible impression on the UK’s music scene.
Squeeze’s second album “Cool For Cats”, released in 1979, cemented their place as one of Britain’s most important young bands. Featuring the classic single “Up The Junction” as well as the title track, it was many listeners’ first introduction to the witty kitchen-sink lyricism and new-wave guitar music that has become the band’s trademark. Although Squeeze disbanded in 1984, it did not last long. Difford and Tilbrook made a record soon after, and the band reformed the following year for “Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti”. Over the next 12 years Difford and Tilbrook remained the only constant element as Squeeze continued to receive critical acclaim, release albums and tour, with the likes of “Hourglass” becoming their biggest ever hit in the USA.
Squeeze’s contribution to music has been noted in 2010 with the site of their first gig being awarded a prestigious PRS For Music Heritage Plaque, which has so far commemorated the debuts of Blur and Dire Straits. It joins an ever-increasing list of Squeeze accolades alongside their recent Ivor Novello for Outstanding Contribution to British Music and their Nordoff-Robbins Icon Award. Chris Difford’s lyrics and Glenn Tilbrook’s music have survived everything over the years, from the ever-changing musical landscape to their own internal reshuffles and acrimonious breakups – but Squeeze is here to stay, still going strong and still loving every moment.
About KT Tunstall
Since scoring a worldwide smash with her debut album ‘Eye To The Telescope’ in 2004, which went on to sell over 5 million copies, KT Tunstall has remained at the forefront of UK singer- songwriter talent. Over the next decade, three further critically acclaimed albums followed; ‘Drastic Fantastic,’ ‘Tiger Suit’ and ‘Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon’ in 2007, 2010 and 2013 respectively, keeping the platinum sales rolling and cementing the Scottish singer-songwriter’s reputation as a major recording talent, as well as a mesmerising live artist.
Tunstall has toured the world many times over. She outsold every other female artist in the UK in 2005, won the 2006 Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist, won the Ivor Novello Best Song award for her huge, self-penned hit ‘Suddenly I See,’ and a Q award for Track of the Year. She also landed a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and lent her tunes to a host of movies and TV shows (‘Suddenly I See,’ used in the iconic opening scene of Meryl Streep flick ‘The Devil Wears Prada’).