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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  

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" UK Tour

25th Oct - St Pauls Church, Weston Super Mare    
26th Oct - The Stables, Wavendon              
27th Oct - Arts Centre, Colchester               
28th Oct - Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
29th Oct - The Ropetackle, Shoreham
1st Nov - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury    
2nd Nov - The Musician, Leicester               
3rd Nov - Glee Club, Nottingham
4th Nov - Burnley Mechanics, Burnley      
9th Nov - Chinnerys, Southend On Sea    
10th Nov - Huntington Hall, Worcester       
11th Nov - Fruit, Hull           
12th Nov - The Civic, Barnsley         
15th Nov - Artix, Bromsgrove         
16th Nov - The Victoria, Menai Bridge         
17th Nov - The Lowry Centre, Salford                         
18th Nov - The Floral Pavillion, Wallasey    
19th Nov - Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
20th Nov - The Queens Hall, Narberth        
22nd Nov - Theatre Royal, Winchester        
23rd Nov - Queens Hall Studio, Widnes      
24th Nov - The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
25th Nov - The Sage, Gateshead    
26th Nov - The ARC, Stockton          
27th Nov - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh                         
29th Nov - The Tolbooth, Stirling 
1st Dec - Oran Mor, Glasgow        
2nd Dec - Berits and Brown, Coatbridge, Eurocentral.
3rd Dec - Hospitalfield House, Arbroath.
5th Dec - Heart of Hawick, Hawick .
6th Dec - The Brudenell, Leeds                    
7th Dec - Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek         
9th Dec - St Johns Church, Farncombe      
10th Dec - Windlesham Club, Windlesham
11th Dec - The Halls, Blackheath    
12th Dec - Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich                  
13th Dec - Apex, Bury St Edmunds
15th Dec - Union Chapel, London  
16th Dec - The Phoenix, Exeter      
17th Dec - Cheese & Grain, Frome
18th Dec - The Globe, Cardiff 

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