Squeeze singer Glenn Tilbrook on tour to promote the Trussell Trust

Glenn Tilbrook announces that his upcoming solo tour dates, starting on 17th October at The Ropetackle in Shoreham, will be promoting awareness and donations for The Trussell Trust, the charity that supports a network of foodbanks around the UK.  At most venues there will be food drop points and collection boxes, and Glenn will also be donating all profits from his merchandise, including an exclusive 4 track EP, to the organisation.

Glenn Tilbrook is one of the founding members and lead singer of legendary British band Squeeze. With songwriting partner Chris Difford, they had great chart success with their unique brand of kitchen sink drama pop hits, such as Up The Junction, Pulling Mussells (From The Shell), Cool For Cats and many more. After two break ups, the past decade has seen Squeeze in some of their finest form, with two critically acclaimed albums in ‘Cradle To The Grave’ and ‘ The Knowlegde’, sold our tours, and multiple festival headline billings up and down the country.

Glenn has always had social consciousness rooted deeply within his musical performance. He changed the lyrics to a song  live on the Andrew Marr show (which featured then Prime Minister David Cameron as guest) to: “there are some here who are hellbent, on the destruction of the welfare state.” Songs from ‘The Knowledge’ such as ‘A&E’ and ‘Rough Ride’ also tackle social inequality in the UK.

Glenn say:s “it is shameful that in the 21st century there are people that can’t afford to put food on the table.. Anyone, from any walk of life, can fall upon dire times, and I hope that by doing this tour it will remind people that there is a very real need. Most of us can do something to help – be it giving some food or a little money – and I hope people coming to the shows are inspired to donate.”

Food donated at the venues will be collected and distributed to the nearest Trussell Trust foodbank.

Foodbanks provide a minimum of three-days’ nutritionally balanced, non-perishable tinned and dried foods that have been donated by the local community.  A list of items in a typical food parcel are: cereal, soup, pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes/pasta sauce, lentils, beans and pulses, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tea/coffee, tinned fruit, biscuits, UHT milk and fruit juice. If possible audience members are asked to check with local foodbanks to see what supplies are currently needed.

The Trussell Trust is an anti-poverty charity that supports a network of over 420 foodbanks across the UK.

In 2017-2018, 1,332,952 three day emergency food supplies were provided to people referred to foodbanks in The Trussell Trust’s network, a 13% increase on the previous year. Over a third of supplies (484,026) went to children.

GLENN TILBROOK SOLO AUTUMN 2018 TOUR

Wed 17th October The Ropetackle, Shoreham
Fri 19th October Open Norwich, Norwich
Sat 20th October Harpenden Public Halls, Harpenden
Sun 21st October Medina Theatre, Newport
Mon 22nd October The Musician, Leicester
Wed 24th October The Playhouse, Whitley Bay
Thu25th October Arc, Stockton
Fri 26th October The Brudnell, Leeds
Sat 27th October The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Mon 29th October Stables, Wavendon
Tue 30th October Glee Club, Nottingham
Thu 1st November Arts Centre, Colchester
Fri 2nd November Theatre Brycheiniog, Brecon
Sat 3rd November The Brewhouse, Taunton
Sun 4th November The Lowry, Salford
Tue 6th November Brindley Arts, Runcorn
Wed 7th November Live Rooms, Chester
Thu 8th November City Hall, Salisbury
Fri 9th November St John’s Church, Farncombe
Tue 20th November Esptein Theatre, Liverpool
Wed 21st November Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
Fri 23rd November Fruit, Hull
Sat 24th November The Civic, Barnsley
Sun 25th November Pavilion, Exmouth
Tue 27th November Artrix, Bromsgrove
Wed 28th November St George Hall, Bristol
Thu 29th November Arts Centre, Pontardawe
Sat 1st December Union Chapel, London
Sat 16th March The Grand, Clitheroe

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Thurs 21st March St Mary Magdalene Church, Cobham
Fri 22nd March Revelation, Ashford
Sat 23rd March The Pavilion, Hailsham
Thu 28th March Komedia, Bath
Fri 29th March Acapela, Cardiff
Sun 31st March St Mary’s Parish Church, Kingskerswell
Tue 2nd April The Wharf, Tavistock
Wed 3rd April Lighthouse, Poole
Fri 5th April The Evangelist Church, Oxford

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