Squeeze with Very Special Guest Dr John Cooper Clarke



St David’s Hall

Friday 9 October

On Sale Friday 27 March at 10am

BRITAIN’S favourite pop-rock band, Squeeze are back with their first new album in 17 years, plus a nationwide tour including a date at St David’s Hall!


And joining the New Wave heroes on the road will be the ‘Bard of Salford’ punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke!


Squeeze come to Cardiff on Friday 9 October in support of their first studio album since 1998 entitled From the Cradle to the Grave, which will feature prominently in a forthcoming TV comedy starring Peter Kay.


Since first forming in 1974, Squeeze have lovingly chronicled everyday life with witty and observational lyrics accompanied by the catchiest melodies. Their winning formula has seen their music endure over the last four decades and achieve considerable UK chart success.


Their first tour in three years will consist of tracks from their new album, plus classics from their extensive back catalogue including No.2 hits Cool for Cats and Up the Junction as well as fan favourites like Labelled with Love.


Leading the group are the Ivor Novello award-winning duo of Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, who were first brought together by an ad for the band in a sweetshop window.


Squeeze broke up in 1999 due to the breakdown in the relationship of the songwriting partnership. Thankfully, they fixed that fragile bond in 2007, and have now returned to the studio and the road much to the delight of their loyal fans.



Support on the tour will come from iconic punk poet, Dr John Cooper Clarke, who shot to fame in the 1970s due to his quick-fire, dry, biting and hilarious satirical verse. Known for his tousled hair and sharp suits, Clarke even toured at the height of punk with the likes of The Sex Pistols and The Clash!


His trademark delivery and uproarious live shows have established Clarke with a firm cult following thanks to classics like (I Married A) Monster from Outer SpaceEvidently Chickentown and Kung-Fu International. In more recent years, he’s collaborated with Reverend and the Makers, Inspiral Carpets, Plan B and Arctic Monkeys. He’s even voiced a poem for McCain about his love of chips, and his poetry has formed part of the GCSE syllabus!


Don’t miss this almighty mix of marvellous melodies and punk poetry live at St David’s Hall!


Joe Satriani is that rare “musician’s musician” who’s crossed over into the mainstream with music sublime and complex, appealing to a wide variety of tastes.

A true master of the six-string, Satriani worked as a guitar teacher in his early career, with a number of his students—among them Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Larry LaLonde, David Bryson (Counting Crows), Charlie Hunter and more—achieving their own considerable successes.

Tickets are on sale today priced £32.50 and £47.50 (plus a £2.95 ticket service charge per transaction).


To book your seats, please visit www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk

or call the Box Office on 029 2087 8444.