Squeeze brings ‘Songbook Tour’ to Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall | TribLIVE.com

Squeeze brings ‘Songbook Tour’ to Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall

Mary Pickels
Squeeze brings its "Songbook Tour" to Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall.

Having entertained fans around the globe for decades, British band Squeeze will bring its “Songbook Tour” to Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall, for an 8 p.m. Aug. 30 show.

Venue presale begins at 10 a.m. March 21 with the passcode “SONGBOOK.” Limited Gold Circle seating will be available for $79.75. Remaining tickets will be sold for $59.75 and $45.75.

General public tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 22 by calling 1-877-4-FLY-TIX or at Ticketfly.com, Librarymusichall.com

Friends Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook formed Squeeze in South London in 1975 while teenagers, and going on to become a New Wave movement fixture.

Their second album, “Cool For Cats,” released in 1979, is known for cementing their place in Britain’s history of important young bands. Albums “Argybargy” and the Elvis Costello-produced “East Side Story” brought success in the United States. Lead singer Paul Carrack joined the band, replacing Jools Holland, for what may be the band’s biggest hit, “Tempted.”

The group disbanded in 1984, with Tilbrook and Difford later making what many fans consider the “lost” Squeeze album together. Under various formations, with Difford and Tillbrook the only constants, the band continued to tour and release albums. “Hourglass” is considered their biggest U.S. hit.

Despite an official Squeeze break-up in 1999, Difford and Tilbrook continue to make music and gig, either together or with solo projects.

The band is embarking on its third U.S. tour, including playing the Coachella festival, and returning to the U.K. for summer festivals before launching a national 20-date tour in November. Now the subject of a major BBC documentary in the works, Difford and Tilbrook are also working on the first new Squeeze material in more than 15 years.

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: AandE | More A and E | Music
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.