Glenn Tilbrook Announces 2016 ‘The Best Of Times’ UK Tour
Glenn Tilbrook, one of Britain’s most cherished singers, guitarists and songwriters, is delighted to announce a 36 date solo UK tour this year, starting in Western Super Mare on October 25th and concluding in Cardiff on December 18th. There is no denying Glenn has been pretty busy over the last couple of years – such is the continuing work ethic of a fellow who’s never been far from the action since Squeeze made their recording bow with the Packet Of Three EP in 1977.
Following the release of his solo album ‘Happy Ending’ in 2014, Glenn embarked on the critically acclaimed ‘At Odds Couple’ UK and US acoustic tours with long-time collaborator Chris Difford. In 2015 Glenn and his Squeeze bandmates wrote, recorded and released their first album of new material in eighteen years – which was written for the BBC drama of the same name, inspired by the memoirs of friend Danny Baker. It was a glorious musical return, ‘Cradle To The Grave’ was met with rave reviews and entered the UK Official Album Chart at number 12. The band embarked on a sold–out tour across the UK, including a packed out date at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall.
As 2015 drew to a close – without stopping to catch their breath- Glenn and Chris headed to the US for an extensive acoustic tour. 2016 has kicked off no differently – Squeeze were a viral sensation in January after a castigating performance on BBC 1’s Andrew Marr show (read about it on Glenn’s Guardian Blog).
Anyone who has witnessed Glenn on the live stage can attest to the properness of his doings, as it were. Armed with ready wit, raucous vibes and a shed load of grin-inducing great songs, there are few musicians able to connect with their audience on such an immediate and warm level. The ever burgeoning festival circuit is frequently enriched by Tilbrook the troubadour, whether he be leafing through his own plentiful back pages or dashing off impromptu audience requests ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Tony Orlando & Dawn, and all points in-between.
GLENN TILBROOK ‘THE BEST OF TIMES’ TOUR – Tickets on sale now.
Tue 25th Oct St Pauls Church, Weston Super Mare
Wed 26th Oct The Stables, Wavendon
Thur 27th Oct Arts Centre, Colchester
Fri 28th Oct Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Sat 29th Oct The Ropetackle, Shoreham
Tue 1st Nov Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Wed 2nd Nov The Musician, Leicester
Thu 3rd Nov Glee Club, Nottingham
Fri 4th Nov Burnley Mechanics, Burnley
Wed 9th Nov Chinnerys, Southend On Sea
Thu 10th Nov Huntington Hall, Worcester
Fri 11th Nov Fruit, Hull
Sat 12th Nov The Civic, Barnsley
Tue 15th Nov Artix, Bromsgrove
Wed 16th Nov The Victoria, Menai Bridge
Thu 17th Nov The Lowry Centre, Salford
Fri 18th Nov The Floral Pavillion, Wallasey
Sat 19th Nov Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
Sun 20th Nov The Queens Hall, Narberth
Tue 22nd Nov Theatre Royal, Winchester
Wed 23rd Nov Queens Hall Studio, Widnes
Thu 24th Nov The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Fri 25th Nov The Sage, Gateshead
Sat 26th Nov The ARC, Stockton
Sun 27th Nov Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Tues 29th Nov The Tolbooth, Stirling
Thu 1st Dec Oran Mor, Glasgow
Friday 2nd Dec Berits and Brown, Coatbridge, Eurocentral.
Sat 3rd Dec Hospitalfield House, Arbroath.
Mon 5th Dec Heart of Hawick, Hawick .
Tue 6th Dec The Brudenell, Leeds
Wed 7th Dec Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek
Fri 9th Dec St Johns Church, Farncombe
Sat 10th Dec Windlesham Club, Windlesham
Sun 11th Dec The Halls, Blackheath
Mon 12th Dec Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
Tue 13th Dec Apex, Bury St Edmunds
Thu 15th Dec Union Chapel, London
Fri 16th Dec The Phoenix, Exeter
Sat 17th Dec Cheese & Grain, Frome
Sun 18th Dec The Globe, Cardiff