British pop masters Squeeze will take advantage of their booking at the newly expanded two-weekend Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to book a short run of California dates around the fest this April, plus at least one East Coast concert later in the month with contemporaries Dave Wakeling and The English Beat.
While Squeeze hasn’t formally announced any of the shows, ticketing and venue websites confirm the band will play at least four California concerts — in San Diego, San Juan Capistrano, Napa and San Francisco — around Coachella, plus an April 27 date in Baltimore with the Beat. It’s not clear whether more shows will be added to the band’s April tour.
Squeeze last toured the U.S. in 2010 in support of its re-recorded hits disc, Spot the Difference.
UPDATE 2/24/12: Squeeze is now playing at least six East Coast dates with the Beat, and Chris Difford this morning tweeted, but appears to have now deleted, news that Squeeze also will tour the U.S. in June with The B-52s (“April US tour for Squeeze May UK tour for Diff June US for Squeeze with B52’s busy time in the dressing rooms of life”).
Squeeze tour dates:
April 10: House of Blues, San Diego, CA
April 11: The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
April 14: Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio, CA
April 18: Uptown Theatre, Napa, CA
April 19: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
April 21: Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio, CA
April 23: Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ (w/ The English Beat)
April 25: Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ (w/ The English Beat)
April 26: Carnegie Music Library, Munhall, PA (w/ The English Beat)
April 27: Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD (w/ The English Beat)
April 28: Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY (w/ The English Beat)
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Coachella 2012: Pulp, fIREHOSE, Buzzcocks, James, Squeeze, Madness on the bill
- Video: Squeeze plays ‘Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)’ on ‘Jimmy Fallon’
- Squeeze’s Chris Difford releasing ‘Cashmere If You Can’ one track at a time
- Squeeze re-records old hits for ‘Spot the Difference’ best-of; touring U.S., U.K.
- Squeeze, Blondie each co-headlining U.S. shows with Cheap Trick this summer