It was a rocking summer night as Squeeze with special guests They Might Be Giants rocked the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, New Jersey. On this amazing night of music, Squeeze brought the “Squeeze Songbook Tour”, and it was a most excellent way to close out summer, as we sit here pouting over the fact that the fall weather is right around the corner.
The band that is known for modern rock classics such as “Pulling Mussels(From The Shell)” and “Satisfied”, showed the Asbury Park audience why they have been around since 1974. Ranging from Chris Difford’s impeccable songwriting and his voice to Glenn Tilbrook’s work on vocals and guitars, the band turned up their classic sound to 11 with their “Songbook” of hits and songs that they love.
Squeeze is one of those groups that as you hear their songs throughout the evening, that you either didn’t know that they sang that song or that it brings waves of nostalgia to your brainwaves. The arrangements just flowed through the set, especially when Stephen Large did his magic behind the keyboards for their hit “Pulling Mussels(From The Shell)”. The crowd just danced until their hearts were content. Difford and Tilbrook immediately comes to mind when we think of Squeeze, however, we must recognize the impeccable arrangements done with the rest of Squeeze, whether it was the second drummer in the back that also played the bongos or Yolanda Charles on the bass.
Songs such as “King George Street” made you want to find someone to dance with. The music of Squeeze just warms the cockles of a person’s heart. If you want a night filled with hits, love and passion then I suggest taking an evening off and checking out Squeeze live! Here is some photos with photography credit going to Kim Casper of Garden State Band Connection. Fans can check out the setlist here.
Also, as a recent surprise, the legendary Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters joined Squeeze behind the kit on their classic hit “Black Coffee In Bed” during Squeeze’s set at the Bourbon & Beyond Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Squeeze has been touring the USA with the American leg of the “Squeeze Songbook Tour”. The tour continues October 13th in U.K. and Ireland.
Check out Squeeze with special guest Heaven 17 on the “Squeeze Songbook” tour with the following tour dates. Upcoming tour dates are in the United Kingdom and Ireland only.
Sun. 10/13- Wexford Speigelent Festival in Wexford, Ireland
Mon. 10/14- Cork Opera House in Cork, Ireland
Tue. 10/15- Vicar Street in Dublin, Ireland
Thu. 10/17- The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe
Fri. 10/18- Sheffield City Hall in Sheffield
Sat. 10/19- Sage in Gateshead
Mon. 10/21- The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow
Tue. 10/22- De Montfort Hall in Leicester
Wed. 10/23- Symphony Hall Birmingham in Worcester
Fri. 10/25- Oxford New Theatre in Oxford
Sat. 10/26- Brighton Centre in Brighton
Sun. 10/27- Cliffs Pavilion in Southend-on-Sea
Tue. 10/29- Royal Albert Hall in London
Wed. 10/30- The Forum in Bath
Fri. 11/1- Hull City Hall in Kingston upon Hull
Sat. 11/2- Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in Liverpool
Sun. 11/3- The Lowry in City of Salford
Tue. 11/5- Royal & Derngate in Northampton
Wed. 11/6- G Live in Guildford
Sat. 11/9- Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham
Mon. 11/11- Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth
Tue. 11/12- Cambridge Corn Exchange in Cambridge
Wed. 11/13- St. David’s Hall in Cardiff
Fri. 11/15- Venue Cymru in Llandudno
Sat. 11/16- Harrogate Convention Centre in Harrogate
Sun. 11/17- Hexagon in Reading
Tue. 11/19- Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone in Folkestone
Wed. 11/20- Ipswich Regent Theatre in Ipswich
For tickets and further information, click here.
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