Music legends Squeeze will support Trussell Trust foodbank charity on Sheffield leg of tour

British music legends Squeeze will be joined by ‘people’s poet’ Dr John Cooper Clarke when they play in Sheffield during their first major UK tour in more than three years.

By Gay Bolton
Sunday, 3rd July 2022, 5:30 am

The Food For Thought tour will visit Sheffield City Hall on November 4, 2022, and sees Squeeze dipping into their list of hits such as Cool For Cats, Up The Junction, Pulling Muscles (From The Shell) and rare gems from their extensive back catalogue.

Squeeze will once again be supporting The Trussell Trust, a charity that provides emergency food and support to people locked in poverty. Attendees will be aked to bring along food donations to the shows which will be donated to food banks.

Founder members of Squeeze Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook began their songwriting partnership in the early Seventies and formed Squeeze in 1973. Following solo careers, the Ivor Novello Award-winning duo reunited in 2007 to relaunch Squeeze and have been touring, writing and recording together ever sinc, returning to the UK album charts with 2015’s Cradle To The Grave and 2017’s The Knowledge.

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    Over the last few years Squeeze have been touring extensively, most recently in the USA with Daryl Hall and John Oates and with Madness on their UK arena tour.

    Joining Squeeze on their UK tour is one of Britain's most outstanding poets - Dr John Cooper Clarke. His anarchic punk poetry has thrilled people for decades and his no nonsense approach to his work has seen his career spanning cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. Dr John Cooper Clarke will take you on an incredible journey with pieces from the new book, poems (old and new) and his usual musings, off the wall chat, riffs, gags and wicked humour.

    This comes after the bard of Salford embarked on his ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ tour, based on his memoir, released by Picador. This explored his extraordinary life, filled with remarkable personalities: from Nico to Chuck Berry; Bernard Manning to Linton Kwesi Johnson; Elvis Costello to Gregory Corso; Mark E. Smith to Gil Scott Heron and Joe Strummer and on to more recent fans and collaborators like Alex Turner, Plan B and Guy Garvey.

    For tickets, go to www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

    Squeeze will perform at Sheffield City Hall on November 4, 2022 (photo: Danny Clifford).