Difford and Tilbrook – 19 November 2015 – live at City Winery, Napa, CA
CHRIS DIFFORD AND GLENN TILBROOK PRESENT
“THE AT ODDS COUPLE” TOUR
For the first time in the US in almost 20 years, Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook will be heading out on the road as a duo with ‘The At Odds Couple’ tour that will see them present their songs and story in a unique way. This follows on from the hugely successful UK tour of the same show at the end of last year. Beginning at City National Grove of Anaheim on November 13th, the 25 date tour will visit theaters around the US in a show that will celebrate their enduring music and partnership.
Chris Difford’s lyrics and Glenn Tilbrook’s music have prevailed through turbulent times over the past four decades, from the ever-changing musical landscape to their own internal reshuffles and an acrimonious break-up. ‘The At Odds Couple’ will see Glenn and Chris reflecting on their careers, as part of Squeeze and as solo artists, sharing not only the music but also giving an insight in to what makes the two of them tick as a partnership.
In addition to performing a selection of hits, including ‘Up The Junction’ and ‘Cool For Cats’, Chris and Glenn will be dusting down some previously unrecorded songs that were written together back in the band’s infancy but never recorded, “there are a few corkers in there”, as well as playing tracks from their solo careers. The duo has also been working on new Squeeze material – set for release in October 2015 – which will no doubt creep into the set list.
Difford’s ying to Tilbrook’s yang, Glenn’s chalk to Chris’s cheese, ‘The At Odds Couple’ will be in the spotlight and under the microscope like never before as these two talents of the music industry come together to present a unique two man show.
Paul Myers’s brilliant photos:
Chris Difford’s Tour Diary:
“If you have ever tried to sleep on a horse you will know what its like to sleep in the back of a tour bus, the bed is above the axel and next to the engine, its some ride. I’m lucky beyond belief to have this luxury home on wheels, a star bus, but there is a price for a Princess like me. I live in a quite barn miles from the sounds of modern life. Im lucky. For ten days I’m on the bus and I’m very grateful for the chance to ride like a country star. Twang! I woke up and here i was in Napa, a tidy town with nice books shops with blue skies above, its wine land, and everywhere you look there are tours and tastings. The show was another diner and listen event, nice. A very relaxed show without too much of a say about it. These shows are not what I expected but everyone seems to enjoy them. My daughter Nat is on the bus, she is making videos and being busy with her work, she excelled on the Karaoke dance floor by all accounts last night. She obviously has this talent from her Mother, me I was in bed dreaming about working in a rehab. There were too many clients to deal with, one person was addicted to his phone and when i took it away from him he cried. I then ran back to my flat to find i was living in Greenwich, it was a feeling of loss, I woke up sad in my red sheets to the sound of the generator beneath me. The sun shines and Napa is serene.”