Chris Difford - Up The Junction Tour 2019 plus Boo Hewerdine
2019 Grammy nominated, double Ivor Novella Award-winning lyricist Chris Difford brings his tour to Sage Gateshead.
The tour carries on from a successful show at 2018’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe and sees Difford discussing extracts from his book ‘Some Fantastic Place’, which takes a look back at his career, whilst performing hits from across his Squeeze back-catalogue and debuting some new solo material.
Over 40 years in the business, Difford rose to fame with his first incarnation, co-founding Squeeze with his long-time collaborator Glenn Tilbook. The pair quickly demonstrated an ability to turn characters and sketches from everyday life in to music, going on to write some the nation’s best-loved hits: Up The Junction, Cool For Cats, Labelled with Love, Tempted to name a few. 2017 saw Squeeze return with new album The Knowledge, followed by extensive worldwide touring the following year.
Always keen to bridge the gap between artist and audience, for the last 25 years Difford has hosted song-writing retreats in prisons, rehabs and predominantly in Somerset on the fringes of the Glastonbury festival site with the Buddy Holly Foundation.
What’s more, he is one of the country’s most respected songwriters, having co-written with the likes Wet Wet Wet, Jools Holland and Steve Nieve (Elvis Costello & The Attractions/Madness), Paul Carrack and Mick Jones of Foreigner.
With support from folk-pop singer/songwriter Boo Hewerdine.
8pm-8.30pm: Boo Hewerdire
9pm – 10.30pm – Chris Difford
Please note timings are an estimate and subject to change.