New-Wavers Squeeze To Follow Album Release With Tour

Domino is due at the end of September.

Pop-rock veterans Squeeze will release an album, Domino, at the

end of September and follow up with a monthlong North American tour.

The 13-date outing will begin Oct. 2 in Anaheim, Calif., and proceed

eastward, ending on Halloween in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Fans can expect to hear songs from throughout Squeeze's 25-year career,

including such new-wave staples as "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)"

and the minor pop hit "Tempted" (RealAudio

excerpt).

"We've got 14 albums worth of material, and I want to touch on all of

those, really, because we've got a lot of catching up to do,"

singer/guitarist Chris Difford said recently.

Squeeze also will pull from the 12-song Domino (Sept. 28), which

features "In the Morning." The song was released online at AT&T's A2b

music site (www.a2bmusic.com) in February.

Singer/guitarist Glenn Tilbrook said the group, which briefly disbanded

in the mid-1980s, enjoys touring again.

"It became too much for us, and we didn't enjoy playing towards the end

of it," Tilbrook said about their early days on the road.

"By the time we got back together again, having had a period of rest

— which we really needed — we managed to take things more in

our stride, and we could say, 'We don't have to work 100 percent all the

time and say yes to everything.' By doing that, you actually maintain

the enjoyment and the spark that made you want to do it in the first

place."

Squeeze are scheduled to open for fellow new-wave veterans Blondie in

the UK in November.

Squeeze North American Tour Dates:

Oct. 2; Anaheim, Calif.; Sun Theatre

Oct. 3; West Hollywood, Calif.; House of Blues

Oct. 4; Las Vegas, Nev.; House of Blues

Oct. 6; Denver, Colo.; Ogden Theatre

Oct. 7; Boulder, Colo.; Boulder Theatre

Oct. 9; Chicago, Ill.; House of Blues

Oct. 14; Royal Oak, Mich.; Royal Oak Music Theatre

Oct. 15; Toronto, Ontario; The Guvernment

Oct. 20; Boston, Mass.; Avalon Ballroom

Oct. 21; Plainview, N.Y.; Vanderbilt

Oct. 23; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza

Oct. 28; Orlando, Fla.; Pleasure Island, Walt Disney World

Oct. 31; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Chili Pepper

(Australian Editor Brian Wise contributed to this report.)