Later this week, former Squeeze mainstay Glenn Tilbrook will embark on a U.S. tour in support of his first solo album, "The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook." His third stateside trek since the album's relea
Later this week, former Squeeze mainstay Glenn Tilbrook will embark on a U.S. tour in support of his first solo album, "The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook." His third stateside trek since the album's release is set to kick off Friday (April 12) in Petaluma, Calif. The current schedule stretches through to a May 27 gig at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, although more dates are expected.
"Incomplete" was released last year in the U.K. by Quixotic Records, in Australia via Shock Records, and in the U.S. by What Are Records? (W.A.R.?). The acclaimed album includes songs co-written with Aimee Mann, Ron Sexsmith, and Chris Braide, and features bassist Andy Metcalfe (Squeeze, Soft Boys, David Gray), who co-produced the set with Tilbrook.
Squeeze ended after the 1998 release of "Domino," after Tilbrook's partner-in-crime Chris Difford, a family man, grew evermore reluctant to tour. "At a certain age, gigging loses its luster for many musicians," Tilbrook told Billboard last year. "I'm the opposite: I quite enjoy it, as long as it's part of writing songs and making records. Making this solo record reminded me of the first three Squeeze albums, before we settled on a sound. The blank canvas was frightening but exciting."
For more information on Tilbrook, as well as sound clips from the new album, visit his official Web site.
Here are Glenn Tilbrook's upcoming tour dates:
April 12: Petaluma, Calif. (Mystic Theatre)
April 14: Sacramento, Calif. (Harlow's)
April 16: Eugene, Ore. (W.O.W. Hall)
April 17: Portland, Ore. (Aladdin Theater)
April 18: Seattle (Crocodile Cafe)
April 21: Boise, Idaho (Big Easy)
April 23: Park City, Utah (Harry O's)
April 24: Denver (Bluebird Theater)
April 27: Omaha, Neb. (Music Box)
April 30: Kansas City, Mo. (Grand Emporium)
May 2: Iowa City, Iowa (Gabe's Oasis)
May 3: Minneapolis (Suburban World)
May 5: Milwaukee (Shank Hall)
May 7: Chicago (Park West)
May 17: Tom's River, N.J. (Ocean County Library)
May 18: Amagansett, N.Y. (Stephen Talkhouse)
May 21: Philadelphia (Tin Angel)
May 22: Hoboken, N.J. (Maxwell's)
May 23-24: New York (Joe's Pub)
May 27: Nashville (Bluebird Cafe)