70s pop band Squeeze supporting Salisbury charity on tour

Squeeze ahead of UK Tour 2019

Published at 6:38am 12th July 2019. (Updated at 7:22am 12th July 2019)

The 'Cool for Cats', 'Up The Junction' and 'Tempted' act will be performing in October and November.

At every date of 'The Difford and Tillbrook Songbook Tour', Squeeze will be 'raising food, funds and awareness' for the Trussell Trust.

It comes after lead singer Glenn Tilbrook lent his support to the Salisbury based charity during his solo tour last year.

He even visited the city's Foodbank warehouse last November to coincide with a performance at Salisbury City Hall. 

Glenn Tilbrook Trussell Trust Salisbury foodbank November 2018
Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze supported the Trussell Trust throughout his UK tour last Autumn

Glenn said he's looking forward to getting out on tour again:

"I am over the moon to be touring with Squeeze and raising donations for the Trussell Trust. We've had something of a renaissance in the last few years, and look forward to this continuing. I've been so humbled and moved by the generosity and compassion of the people coming to the (previous) gigs and donating. It's disgraceful that in 2019 people can't afford to put even the most basic food on the table. 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."

Squeeze ahead of UK Tour 2019
Squeeze will be out on tour this October and November

WHO ARE SQUEEZE?

The band came to prominence with the release of their first single 'Take Me I'm Yours' in 1978.

They also achieved Top 5 hits with 'Cool for Cats', 'Up the Junction' and 'Labelled with Love'.

Guitarist and co-writer Chris Difford said:

"I feel excited about the tour. It's a great band full of dedicated, hardworking, passionate people and we have a fabulous catalogue of songs to dip in and out of, so I feel completely blessed. 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 [to support the food banks] and it beggars belief that people in this day and age have to feed themselves from a food bank. I can't wait to strap on the electric guitar again and sing the songs that got me where I am today."

HOW ARE THEY HELPING THE TRUSSELL TRUST?

Fans going along to the shows are asked to bring non-perishable foods or cash donations to the shows.

The nearest to us will be at Bournemouth Pavilion on Monday November 11th.

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