Difford and Tilbrook – 17 November 2015 – live at Canyon Club, Agorua Hills, 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.
Julia Fordham: “The songs on the new Squeeze album are as fantastic as the cover. Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook were as brilliant as ever at The Canyon Club.”
Chris Difford’s Tour Diary:
“San Diego is further than you think, or i think, its about London to Birmingham in real money and so i set off in the car at an easy pace, then it rained. Cats and dogs. The show was really good the crowd were happy bunnies and it seemed full, a night that passed mostly without much to report. I felt less relaxed than usual but i could not understand why. I mulled it over on the road home, which was long….the road was closed, I’m a magnet for traffic, an hour in stop start, got back to the hotel arrived back at my hotel at 2am. Sizzled. Racheal from Rocket is here with me and it was good to get to know her and talk about the plans for next year, she is focused and like a Jack Russell always on the finer points, always looking for the light. Thank you. Meanwhile the weather is more like England than California, its cold in the wind and I’m not really prepared for this as i might be. We are heading North soon, so a shop for a good coat is on the cards, maybe some boots too! Tomorrow is a day off except with a TV show bolted on somewhere in the middle, i can’t say which one until February when it goes live on air. Back at the hotel i stagger through the pool area with my bags back to my room, and there i see the boss on the wall all flying high like he did on those days, we all did. He is a huge inspiration to me, I’m here, where i need to be for one night only.”