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