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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.

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