Squeeze To Play Coachella and Release Live At The Fillmore Album
UK pop legends Squeeze have announced that they’ll be returning to the States in April for select dates, including their debut performances at Coachella. Kicking off in San Diego on April 10th, the tour brings them to Coachella on April 14th and 21st, along with other shows in select US markets. Squeeze will be releasing a limited-edition white vinyl package, Live at the Fillmore, on April 14th, available only at the band’s US tour dates and through their website.
Recorded at the historic Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco in August 2010 and mixed by the legendary Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Rolling Stones), Live at the Fillmore will also be available digitally through iTunes, Amazon and eMusic on April 17. Listen to a track, “Mumbo Jumbo“.
As teenagers on the South London Scene in the 1970s, friends Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook formed Squeeze and became one of new wave’s US success stories, with “Tempted” becoming a massive hit in the States. Championed early on by the Velvet Underground’s John Cale, who produced their debut EP, Packet Of Three, Squeeze established their position as one of Britain’s most beloved bands with 1979’s Cool For Cats. The duo, often referred to as the “new Lennon and McCartney,” went on to have a string of US/UK hits such as “Pulling Mussels (from the shell),” “If I Didn’t Love You,” “Black Coffee In Bed,” “Up The Junction,” “Goodbye Girl” and others.
As befits one of the UK’s most enduring acts, their witty, kitchen-sink lyricism and clever takes on modern relationships continue to influence current artists, such as Mark Ronson, Kasabian and Lily Allen, with recent covers of their songs including James Mercer’s (The Shins) version of “Goodbye Girl” and Belle and Sebastian’s take on “Cool for Cats.” Difford and Tilbrook’s music have survived everything over the years, from the ever-changing musical landscape to their own internal reshuffles and acrimonious breakups. Now the subject of a major BBC documentary in the works, Difford and Tilbrook are also working on the first new Squeeze material in over 15 years.