Squeeze New Album & Autumn 2015 UK Tour Announcement

Squeeze, South London’s enduring purveyors of pure pop magic, will release a new album entitled ‘Cradle To The Grave’, on Friday 2nd October on the Virgin EMI label.  ‘Cradle To The Grave’ is the band’s 14th studio album and features the first collection of new songs from Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook since 1998.  Songs from the album will feature in Danny Baker’s forthcoming sitcom ‘Cradle To Grave’ starring Peter Kay to be shown on national TV this Autumn.

Produced by Glenn Tilbrook and Laurie Latham, ‘Cradle To The Grave’ was recorded at 45 RPM Studios in Charlton.  The band features Glenn Tilbrook on vocals and lead guitars, Chris Difford on vocals and acoustic guitar, Simon Hanson on drums, Stephen Large on keyboards and Lucy Shaw and John Bentley share bass duties.  Guest musicians include Melvin Duffy on pedal steel, Dennis Greaves on guitar and Mark Feltham on harmonica.  The album will be available as a twelve song CD, digital download and on 12” double vinyl, including four exclusive cover versions of songs by Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Tom T. Hall and Ray Davies.


  1. Cradle To The Grave
  2. Nirvana
  3. Beautiful Game
  4. Happy Days
  5. Open
  6. Only 15
  7. Top Of The Form
  8. Sunny
  9. Haywire
  10. Honeytrap
  11. Everything
  12. Snap, Crackle And Pop

Vinyl 2 x LP


  1. Cradle To The Grave
  2. Nirvana
  3. Beautiful Game
  4. Happy Days


  1. Open
  2. Only 15
  3. Top Of The Form
  4. Sunny


  1. Haywire
  2. Honeytrap
  3. Everything
  4. Snap, Crackle and Pop


  1. Hanging Around
  2. Harper Valley PTA
  3. Strange Effect
  4. I Don’t Wanna Grow Up

Songs from ‘Cradle To The Grave’ will feature in the forthcoming TV comedy ‘Cradle To Grave’, based on the life of writer and broadcaster Danny Baker. The series, set on a council estate in the 70s, stars comedian Peter Kay as Danny’s father.  NME writer turned TV presenter and DJ, Danny was brought up in Deptford, the old stomping ground of the band, and Squeeze were asked to become involved at an early stage.

In addition to the new album release, Squeeze will be embarking on an extensive 22-date ‘From The Cradle To The Grave’ UK tour as a band for the first time in three years.

Support on the tour will come from poet and punk godfather Dr John Cooper Clarke, the bard of Salford. John shot to fame in the 1970s for his quickfire delivery of dry, biting and hilarious satirical verse, touring with the likes of The Clash and Sex Pistols. The tousled, raven-haired creator of (I Married A) Monster From Outer Space, Evidently Chickentown and Beasley Street has gone on to collaborate with Arctic Monkeys and been a panellist on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You. He recently recorded a new version of 1960s hit ‘MacArthur Park’ with Hugh Cornwell and Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson.

Glenn Sargeant

Squeeze’s 14th studio album ‘From The Cradle To The Grave’ will be released on Friday 2nd October 2015 on Virgin EMI label. 

Squeeze’s ‘From The Cradle To The Grave’ UK Tour with special guest Dr John Cooper Clarke will visit the following venues in Autumn 2015:

Friday 25th September – Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth 

Saturday 26th September – G Live, Guildford, Surrey 

Monday 28th September – Brighton Dome, Brighton

Tuesday 29th September – Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes

Thursday 1st October –  Colston Hall, Bristol

Friday 2nd October –  City Hall, Sheffield 

Saturday 3rd October –  Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Monday 5th October –  Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Tuesday 6th October – De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Thursday 8th October –  Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Friday 9th October –  St Davids Hall, Cardiff, Wales

Saturday 10th October –  Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

Monday 12th October – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tuesday 13th October –  Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

 Thursday 15th October – Royal Albert Hall, London

Friday 16th October –  Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Saturday 17th October – Indigo at the O2, London

Monday 19th October –  Regent Theatre, Ipswich

Tuesday 20th October –  New Theatre, Oxford

Wednesday 21st Oct –  The Sage, Gateshead

Friday 23rd October –  Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland

Saturday 24th Oct – Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate

Tickets also available at  www.gigsandtours.com ,  http://gigst.rs/Squeeze and www.ticketmaster.co.uk. By phone at 0844 811 0051 or 0844 826 2826.

London from £25.00 to £75.00. All others from £32.50 to £47.50

For more information on the new album and UK Tour visit: http://www.squeezeofficial.com/


(Feature Image credited to Rob O’Connor. Thanks to Sue Harris at Republic Media for help with this piece)