Squeeze announce UK tour with John Cooper Clarke

Posted On 14 Mar 2022 at 8:03 pm

Squeeze are heading back to Brighton (pic Ian Bourn)

British music legends Squeeze have today announced their first major UK tour in over three years for November 2022 including a date at the Brighton Centre. Squeeze will also be joined by very special guest and original ‘people’s poet’ Dr John Cooper Clarke (except London gig).

Squeeze live at the Brighton Centre in 2019 (pic Ian Bourn)

The 22-date ‘Food For Thought’ tour will see Squeeze dip into their impressive list of hits and rare gems from throughout their extensive back catalogue. Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday 18th March at 10am via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk and Brighton Centre concert tickets can also be purchased directly from the venue HERE.

Squeeze live at the Brighton Centre in 2019 (pic Ian Bourn)

Squeeze first formed in 1973, shortly after Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook had begun their songwriting partnership. By 1977 they had made their recording debut and enjoyed a string of hits, establishing the band as not just a passing footnote in new-wave history, but as an important and vital part of quintessential British music. Following solo careers, the Ivor Novello Award-winning duo reunited in 2007 to relaunch Squeeze and have been touring, writing and recording together ever since, returning to the UK album charts and airwaves with 2015’s ‘Cradle To The Grave’ and 2017’s ‘The Knowledge’.

Squeeze live at the Brighton Centre in 2019 (pic Ian Bourn)

Over the last few years Squeeze have been touring extensively, most recently in the USA with Daryl Hall and John Oates and with Madness on their UK Arena tour.

John Cooper Clarke

Joining Squeeze on their UK tour is one of Britain’s most outstanding poets – Dr John Cooper Clarke. His anarchic punk poetry has thrilled people for decades and his no nonsense approach to his work has seen his career spanning cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. Dr John Cooper Clarke will take you on an incredible journey with pieces from the new book, poems (old and new) and his usual musings, off the wall chat, riffs, gags and wicked humour.

This comes after the bard of Salford embarked on his ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ tour, based on his memoir, released by Picador. This explored his extraordinary life, filled with remarkable personalities: from Nico to Chuck Berry; Bernard Manning to Linton Kwesi Johnson; Elvis Costello to Gregory Corso; Mark E. Smith to Gil Scott Heron and Joe Strummer and on to more recent fans and collaborators like Alex Turner, Plan B and Guy Garvey.

Squeeze live at the Brighton Centre in 2019 (pic Ian Bourn)

Squeeze have also confirmed that they will once again support The Trussell Trust. The Trussell Trust provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, while also campaigning for change to end the need for food banks in the future. Squeeze aim to help to raise food, funds and awareness of the 1,200 food bank centres across the UK. Attendees on the tour are asked to bring along food donations to the shows where there will be collection points across the venue each night. Here is a link to information on the items that are requested: https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate-food/ .

This brand-new tour for Squeeze follows a summer of festival appearances across the UK and Europe. Tickets go on sale Friday 18th March at 10am via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

Brighton Centre will host Squeeze and John Cooper Clarke on 26th November 2022

Squeeze ‘Food For Thought’ UK Tour:
Fri 28 Oct 22 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sat 29 Oct 22 Oxford New Theatre
Mon 31 Oct 22 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Tue 01 Nov 22 Newcastle O2 City Hall
Wed 02 Nov 22 Harrogate Convention Centre
Fri 04 Nov 22 Sheffield City Hall
Sat 05 Nov 22 Manchester O2 Apollo
Mon 07 Nov 22 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Wed 09 Nov 22 Edinburgh Usher Hall
Fri 11 Nov 22 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sat 12 Nov 22 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Tue 15 Nov 22 Llandudno Venue Cymru Theatre
Thu 17 Nov 22 Swansea Arena
Fri 18 Nov 22 Cardiff St David’s Hall
Sat 19 Nov 22 London Eventim Apollo
Mon 21 Nov 22 Southampton O2 Guildhall
Tue 22 Nov 22 Bath Forum
Wed 23 Nov 22 Torquay Princess Theatre
Sat 26 Nov 22 Brighton Centre
Sun 27 Nov 22 Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Tue 29 Nov 22 Guildford G Live
Wed 30 Nov 22 Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Learn more about Squeeze at www.squeezeofficial.com

Squeeze tour flyer

There is also an opportunity to witness Dr John Cooper Clark performing live in Brighton before his 26th November appearance at the Brighton Centre as he will be at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Wednesday 30th March 2022. This concert was rescheduled from Thursday 3rd June 2021. Order your tickets for that night HERE and HERE.

Brighton Dome will host the John Cooper Clarke concert on 30th March 2022 (pic Nick Linazasoro)

If you can’t wait, then John is appearing at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea on Wednesday 16th March. Grab your tickets HERE.

De La Warr Pavilion will host the John Cooper Clarke concert on 16th March 2022 (pic Sara-Louise Bowrey)


John Cooper Clarke tour flyer

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