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
"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
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.)