Article Contributed by Devious Planet | Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

British band Squeeze is pleased to announce their Summer 2024 North American Tour, commencing August 14 in Eugene, Oregon. This will be Squeeze's latest U.S. foray since last year's American tour with The Psychedelic Furs. Boy George will be joining the band on the road this year. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 3, 2024, at 10AM Local Time.

In 1978, Squeeze blasted to the forefront of the U.K. 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," "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

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).

Formed in 1981, Culture Club was led by singer/songwriter Boy George, universally loved as one of music's most iconic artists. As the first multi-racial band with an openly gay frontman, the band set many records and established themselves as icons of British musical history and popular culture. Culture Club picked up the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and awards for Best British Group and Best British Single at the BRIT Awards. The band has sold over 150 million records worldwide and s best known for their songs "Karma Chameleon'" and "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me." and "Church Of The Poison Mind."

As a solo artist, Boy George has released nine studio albums, five compilation albums, and forty-eight singles He has received several awards as a solo artist and was voted 46th in a BBC poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. In 2015, Boy George received an Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors for Outstanding Services to British Music.

Aug 14                Eugene, OR  ***                  The Cuthbert Amphitheatre    
Aug 15                Redmond, WA  ++               Marymoor Live
Aug 17                Oakland, CA  ++                  Fox Theatre
Aug 18                Oakland, CA  ***                  Fox Theatre
Aug 21                Costa Mesa, CA ***             OC Fair & Event Centre
Aug 22                Inglewood, CA ***               YouTube Theatre
Aug 23                Rancho Mirage, CA ***       The Show at Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage
Aug 25                Phoenix, AZ ***                   Celebrity Theatre
Aug 27                Austin, TX ++                      Moody Amphitheatre at Waterloo Park
Aug 28                Irving, TX ++                       Toyota Music Factory
Aug 29                Houston, TX ++                   713 Music Hall
Sept 10               Vienna, DC ++                     Wolf Trap
Sept 11                Reading, PA ***                   Santander Performing Arts Centre
Sept 13               Boston, MA ++                     Wang Theatre
Sept 14               Atlantic City, NJ ***              Tropicana Showroom at Tropicana Atlantic City
Sept 15               Uncasville, CT ***                Mohegan Sun Arena
Sept 17               New York City, NY ++          Summerstage in Central Park
Sept 20               Clearwater, FL ++                The Baycare Sound
Sept 21               Pompano, FL ++                  Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
Sept 22               Orlando, FL ++                     Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts

++ Squeeze closing the show
*** Boy George closing the show