POPULAR 70s band Squeeze are turning their tours into food bank collections. The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook Tour aims to raise food, funds and awareness for the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks which includes a date in Bournemouth.

The band’s frontman Glenn Tilbrook says: “I am over the moon to be touring with Squeeze and raising donations for the Trussell Trust. We’ve had something of a renaissance in the last few years, and look forward to this continuing.”

Squeeze have had two critically acclaimed albums in the past four years, and a live show that has seen them headline numerous UK festivals as well their own sold out tours across the globe.

Glenn adds: “I’ve been so humbled and moved by the generosity and compassion of the people coming to the gigs and donating. It’s disgraceful that in 2019 people can’t afford to put even the most basic food on the table. So far, more than 1.5 tonnes of food has been raised for those that need it, and I can’t wait to see how much we can achieve when Squeeze tour later in the year.”

Lauded as a song writing duo, Difford and Tilbrook have been compared to Lennon and McCartney since Take Me I’m Yours – their first release in 1978 which blasted Squeeze into the forefront of the UK music scene. This was followed up with many more hits including Cool For Cats, Up The Junction, Goodbye Girl, Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) and Tempted.

* Squeeze will play Bournemouth Pavilion on Monday, November 11 with special guests Heaven 17. At all venues there will be multiple drop points and collection boxes, where audiences can donate non-perishable food or money. Food donated at the venues will be collected and distributed to the nearest Trussell Trust foodbank.