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Squeeze announce 50th anniversary 2024 UK tour with Badly Drawn Boy
Squeeze have announced plans for a 50th anniversary UK tour next year.The band will be hitting the road for 27 shows with special guest Badly Drawn Boy, which will kick off at Sheffield City Hall on October 4.Further dates will include shows in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff and Brighton before they wrap up their tour at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 11. You can see the full list of tour dates below.Tickets for the shows will go on sale at 10am GMT next Friday (December 1) and can be purchased here.We're excited to announce that Squeeze will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2024 with an extensive UK tour! Tickets go on sale Friday, 1 December, but sign up now to get access to the pre-sale on Wednesday, 29 November at 10:00am GMT at— Squeeze (@Squeezeofficial) November 24, 2023The band – who will play a host of hits ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Another Nail In My Heart’, ‘Hourglass’ and ‘Tempted’ and “Rare Gems” from their back catalogue – have also confirmed that they will be supporting The Trussell Trust charity, which provides emergency food and support to people who cannot afford essentials, while campaigning for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.Fans are invited on the tour to bring along food donations to the shows, where there will be collection points across the venue each night.
Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme shares dig from Elton John ahead of Glastonbury clash
Josh Homme has shared the dig Elton John gave him before Queens Of The Stone Age clashed with the legendary musician at Glastonbury 2023.Back in June, Homme and co. headlined the Other Stage on the final night of the festival while John topped the Pyramid Stage with what was billed as his final-ever UK performance.The ‘Rocket Man’ icon drew one of the biggest Glasto crowds of all time, with the show also becoming the most-viewed set on TV in the event’s history after 7.3million people tuned in across the BBC.During a new interview with ITV News, Homme joked that the idea of going up against John’s must-see, career-spanning slot was “lunacy” in retrospect.“I saw him right before the show, and he very lovingly looked into my eyes and said, [adopts English accent] ‘Josh – enjoy playing to all three of those people’.” You can watch the full conversation below.While onstage at this summer’s Glastonbury, Homme introduced himself to the crowd by saying: “Hello Glastonbury, my name is Elton John.” The musician was reportedly met by cheers of “We love you Elton” from the audience.John collaborated with QOTSA in 2013, contributing piano and vocals on the song ‘Fairweather Friends’ from the band’s sixth studio album ‘…Like Clockwork’.
Birmingham is a major city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. It is the second-largest city and metropolitan area in England and the United Kingdom, with roughly 1.1 million inhabitants within the city area and 4.3 million inhabitants within the metropolitan area. Birmingham is commonly referred to as the second city of the United Kingdom.