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2019 Grammy nominated, double Ivor Novella Award winning lyricist Chris Difford announces his May 2019 “stand-up, sit-down” tour Up the Junction. The tour carries on from a successful show at 2018’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and sees Difford discussing extracts from his book Some Fantastic Place, which takes a look back at his career, whilst performing hits from across his Squeeze back-catalogue, and debuting some new solo material.
Over 40 years in the business, Difford rose to fame with his first incarnation, co-founding Squeeze with his longtime collaborator Glenn Tilbook. The pair quickly demonstrated an ability to turn characters and sketches from everyday life in to music, going on to write some the nation’s best-loved hits: Up The Junction, Cool For Cats, Labelled with Love, Tempted to name a few. 2017 saw Squeeze return with new album The Knowledge, followed by extensive worldwide touring the following year.
Always keen to bridge the gap between artist and audience, for the last 25 years Difford has hosted songwriting retreats in prisons, rehabs and predominantly in Somerset on the fringes of the Glastonbury festival site with the Buddy Holly Foundation. What’s more, he is one of the country’s most respected songwriters, having co-written with the likes Wet Wet Wet, Jools Holland, Steve Nieve (Elvis Costello & The Attractions/Madness), Paul Carrack and Mick Jones of Foreigner.
Difford heads out his May 2019 tour with support from folk-pop singer/songwriter Boo Hewerdine, commencing at the Norwich Arts Centre, 14 May 2019.
MAY 2019 LIVE DATES
- TUE 14 MAY – NORWICH ARTS CENTRE
WED 15 MAY – GLASGOW ST LUKES
FRI 17 MAY – GATESHEAD SAGE 2
SAT 18 MAY – MANCHESTER STOLLER HALL
MON 20 MAY – BRIGHTON KOMEDIA (BIG ROOM)
TUE 21 MAY – BRISTOL ST GEORGES
WED 22 MAY – BIRMINGHAM GLEE CLUB
THU 23 MAY – LONDON ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL
Tickets go onsale Friday 01 February 2019, 10:00am – Available HERE.