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Squeeze play Massey Hall with fellow ’80s legends, The English Beat


TORONTO, ON — British hit-making legends, Squeeze have just announced that they will play a live show with special guests, ska legends The English Beat at Massey Hall on September 7th. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21, 2024, at 10AM Local Time.


British Invasion meets the post punk scene in London

In 1978, Squeeze blasted to the forefront of the London music scene at the height of the punk revolution. A three-song E.P. landed them a deal with A&M Records, which led to the release of their debut self-titled album. With songwriting hooks and melodies that harkened back to the 60’s British Invasion, the groundbreaking L.P. featured “Take Me I’m Yours,” followed by a cadre of U.K. hits, including “Cool for Cats,” “Up the Junction,” “Pulling Mussels From A Shell,” “Another Nail in My Heat,” Black Coffee in Bed,” and “Labeled With Love.”

The band made an indelible mark on the U.S. in 1981 with the release of their classic hits, “Tempted,” “Hourglass,” and “853-5937” (from East Side Story.)

Squeeze disbanded in 1999, then reunited in 2007, releasing three new albums: Spot the Difference (2010), Cradle to the Grave (2015), and The Knowledge (2017.) in 2022; the Food for Thought E.P. was released featuring one new song, two reimagined songs, and three exclusive live tracks. Profits from the digital E.P. will go to benefit independent U.K. Food Banks. Additionally, both Difford and Tilbrook have released various solo projects.

Squeeze is currently hard at work on two albums – release date to be determined.

The current Squeeze lineup

In addition to Chris and Glenn, Squeeze currently features keyboardist Stephen Large and drummer Simon Hanson (since 2007), percussionist/backing vocalist Steve Smith (since 2017), pedal/lap steel guitarist Melvin Duffy (since 2019), and Owen Biddle, former bassist for The Roots (who joined in 2020).

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