A 1970s band that has rocked the music scene for half a century is embarking on a UK tour to celebrate the success – and is stopping in Ipswich. 

Squeeze will perform a list of hits and rare gems from an extensive back catalogue as part of their 50th anniversary tour in 2024. 

The band will be joined by special guest Badly Drawn Boy. 

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Squeeze are well known for hits from the 70s and 80s such as 'Up the Junction', 'Cool for Cats' and 'Another Nail in My Heart'.

Songwriters Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook will be joined by bassist Owen Biddle, guitarist Melvin Duffy, percussionist Steve Smith, keyboardist Stephen Large and drummer Simon Hanson. 

The 27-date nationwide tour is only part of the celebrations as the band is working on their first new material since The Knowledge, and is deep diving into the archives for previously unreleased material. 

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Once again the band will be supporting charity The Trussell Trust and is encouraging fans to bring food donations to the shows, where there will be collection points across the venue each night. 

The performance at Ipswich Regent Theatre will take place on Friday, October 24 next year. 

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, December 1 via gigsandtours.com and ticketmaster.co.uk.