SQUEEZE Leicester De Montfort Hall, October 22, 2019 Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, November 9, 2019
FIRST shooting to fame in the 1970s, rock band Squeeze are back and better than ever.
The rockers have announced a brand new UK tour for 2019 that will see Glenn Tilbrook, Chris Difford, Simon Hanson, Stephen Large, Steve Smith and Yolanda Charles perform some of their classic hits as a band as well as a number of tracks from their back catalogue of solo numbers.
The band will be joined by Heaven 17 as they head across the country, visiting both Leicester and Nottingham.
Tilbrook said: “I am over the moon to be announcing the 2019 tour with Squeeze. We’ve had something of a renaissance in the last few years, and look forward to this continuing, as we will play a set of songs that are both new, contemporary and as innovative as people have come to expect from us, along with the old beauties.
“I’m also excited to have Heaven 17 with us, what an extraordinary time we will have!”
Chris Difford added: “I feel excited about the tour. It’s a great band full of dedicated, hardworking, passionate people and we have a fabulous catalogue of songs to dip in and out of, so I feel completely blessed. I can’t wait to strap on the electric guitar again and sing the songs that got me where I am today.”
Squeeze will play at Leicester De Montfort Hall on October 22, 2019 and at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall on November 9, 2019. Tickets for both shows cost between £39.60 and £54.45 (in addition to a booking fee) and are available from Ticketmaster now.
BEN POOLE The Musician, Leicester, December 13, 2018
SINGER/songwriter Ben Poole will be bringing his world famous of blues, rock and soul to Leicester this month when his latest UK tour makes a stop in Leicester.
The musician will be performing live in the city following the release of his latest album, titled Anytime You Need Me, which was recorded at Superfly Studios in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire.
Poole will be joined on the road by producer Wayne Proctor, who will be taking on the role of drummer when he hits the road for his latest UK tour, made up of 14 shows across the country.
“It was an absolute joy to work again with Wayne,” Poole said of teaming up with Proctor on the new album, which dropped in September. “He has a great ear and knows me well as an artist, and the result is amazing.”
The latest release follows Poole’s 2016 album Time Has Come, and the 2014 recording Live At The Royal Albert Hall, which was recorded live by the BBC.
Ben Poole’s 2018 UK tour will swing by The Musician in Leicester on December 13. Tickets, priced at £10 including a booking fee, can be purchased now from ticketweb.uk.