Article Contributed by Deborah Radel PR | Published on Thursday, July 1, 2021

Legendary and eternally hipster U.K. band Squeeze (whose founding members Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook have been compared to the likes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as songwriters and performers), are set to begin the U.S. leg of  their 24-date Nomadband tour on August 1st . The group’s headlining schedule will be interspersed with 18 support dates for Daryl Hall & John Oates and will continue throughout the summer into early fall 2021.

Squeeze will begin their Nomadband tour at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium before joining Hall & Oates for their first date on August 5 at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA (with KT Tunstall.) The band’s final headlining show in the U.S. will be on October 7th at the Moda Center in Portland, OR.

“I'm so excited to be back on stage and in the thick of our wonderful set list of songs,” said Chris Difford. “Seeing an audience again will be inspiring and emotional, it’s been too long.”

Adds Glenn Tilbrook: “I think this is my most anticipated U.S. tour since our first in 1978.  Our great band is just getting greater and we are also welcoming Owen Biddle, who joins us from Nashville. Can’t wait to see you!

Squeeze’s debut self-titled album was released by A&M in 1978 (after a three-song EP) at the height of the punk revolution, but its pop songwriting hooks and melodies hark back to the ‘60s British Invasion.  That album included the track, “Take Me I’m Yours,” followed by a cadre of   hits on the UK charts including “Cool for Cats,” “Up the Junction,” “Pulling Mussels From A Shell,” “Black Coffee in Bed” and “Labeled With Love.”  Squeeze’s hits “Tempted,” “Hourglass” and “853-5937” (from East Side Story) made their mark in the U.S. in 1981.

Squeeze disbanded in 1999 and reunited in 2007, releasing three new albums since then (2010’s Spot the Difference, 2015’s Cradle to the Grave and 2017’s The Knowledge,) as well as various solo projects from both Chris and Glenn. Aside from Difford and Tilbrook, Squeeze now features keyboardist Stephen Lange and drummer Simon Hanson (since 2007,) percussionist/back-up singer Steve Smith (vocalist for house music group Dirty Vegas) along with pedal/lap steel guitarist Melvin Duffy (who joined them for the 2019 tour) and Owen Biddle, former bassist for The Roots.

The band’s “Squeeze Songbook 2019” tour featured opening acts like KT Tunstall, They Might Be Giants, X, Marshall Crenshaw, the Mavericks and Leon Tilbrook in selected cities and was widely praised by critics.  Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl even joined the band at the Bourbon & Beyond Festival in Louisville in September 2019 to perform percussion on “Black Coffee in Bed.”

The Squeeze 2021 Nomadland tour schedule is below. For further information regarding interviews and tickets, please contact Deborah Radel or Jenna Roy at DRPR, [email protected]

SQUEEZE Tour Dates

8.1.21              Ryman Auditorium                                         Nashville, TN                               Headline

8.2.21              Durham Performing Arts Center                    Durham, NC                              Headline

8.4.21              Ridgefield Playhouse                                      Ridgefield, CT                               Headline

8.5.21              The Xfinity Center                                          Mansfield, MA                              Hall & Oates

8.6.21              Hershey Theatre                                             Hershey, PA                               Headline        

8.7.21              The Mann Center                                            Philadelphia, PA                   Hall & Oates

8.9.21              Bank of NH Pavilion                                      Gilford, NH                              Hall & Oates

8.10.21            Ridgefield Playhouse                                      Ridgefield, CT                               Headline

8.11.21            Northwell Health/Jones Beach                       Wantaugh, NY                        Hall & Oates

8.13.21            PNC Bank Arts Center                                   Holmdel, NJ                            Hall & Oates

8.14.21            The Tarrytown Music Hall                             Tarrytown, NY                              Headline

8.15.21            Saratoga Performing Arts Center                   Saratoga Springs, NY             Hall & Oates

8.16.21            Aura                                                                Portland, ME                              Headline

8.17.21            Blossom Music Center                                   Cuyahoga Falls, OH                Hall & Oates

8.18.21            EXPRESS LIVE!                                           Columbus, OH                              Headline

8.19.21            TCU Amph at White River State Park           Noblesville, IN                                Hall & Oates

8.21.21            DTE Energy Music Theatre                           Auburn Hills, MI                   Hall & Oates

8.22.21            Meijer Gardens Amphitheater                        Grand Rapids, MI                   Headline

8.23.21            Riverbend Music Center                                 Cincinnati, OH                              Hall & Oates

8.25.21            Hoyt Sherman Place                                       Des Moines, IA                                Headline

8.26.21            Hollywood Casino Amphitheater                   Tinley Park, IL                                Hall & Oates

8.27.21            The Pageant                                                    St. Louis, MO                              Headline

8.28.21            American Family Insurance Amph                Milwaukee, WI                               Hall & Oates

8.30.21            Xcel Energy Center                                        Saint Paul, MN                              Hall & Oates

9.1.21               Ball Arena                                                      Denver, CO                              Hall & Oates

9.2.21              Red Butte Garden                                          Salt Lake City, UT                   Headline

9.4.21              Moore Theater                                               Seattle, WA                             Headline

9.6.21              Virgin Hotels Las Vegas                                Las Vegas, NV                              Headline

9.7.21              Luther Burbank Center For The Arts             Santa Rosa, CA                              Headline

9.9.21              Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort     Reno, NV                                Headline

9.10.21            Fox Performing Arts Center                           Riverside, CA                              Headline

9.11.21            Ak-Chin Pavilion                                            Phoenix, AZ                               Headline

9.13.21            The Criterion                                                 Oklahoma City, OK                  Headline

9.14.21            Uptown Theatre                                             Kansas City, MO                     Headline

9.16.21            Budweiser Stage                                             Toronto, ON                              Hall & Oates

9.17.21            del Lago Resort & Casino                              Waterloo, NY                              Headline

9.18.21            Merriweather Post Pavilion                            Columbia, MD                              Hall & Oates                                                       

9.20.21            MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amph              Tampa, FL                              Hall & Oates

9.22.21            Hard Rock (Hollywood, FL)                          Fort Lauderdale, FL                   Hall & Oates

9.23.21            Jacksonville Theatre                                       Jacksonville, FL                   Headline

9.24.21            Ameris Bank Amphitheatre                           Alpharetta, GA                        Hall & Oates

9.26.21            The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion           The Woodlands, TX                   Hall & Oates

9.27.21            Tobin Center for the Performing Arts            San Antonio, TX                               Headline

9.28.21            Dickies Arena                                                 Fort Worth, TX                               Hall & Oates

10.1.21            Hollywood Bowl                                            Los Angeles, CA                   Hall & Oates

10.2.21            Viejas Arena                                                   San Diego, CA                        Headline

10.3.21            North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre       Chula Vista, CA                     Hall & Oates

10.5.21            Shoreline Amphitheatre                                  Mountain View, CA               Hall & Oates

10.7.21            Moda Center                                                   Portland, OR                           Hall & Oates