Squeeze are celebrating their 35th anniversary as a band with a new tour involving founder members Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford. They’ve also come up with a novel form of encore: opening a shop. Every gig on the tour will culminate in the pair moving from the stage to a ‘Pop Up Shop’ in the venue, where fans will then be able to buy a recording of that night’s concert. It’s the result of a partnership with digital/merch firm Sandbag. “I love the opportunities and surprises thrown up by the digital age and the fading away of the major labels,” says Tilbrook in a statement. “Being able to innovate and take control of our own destiny is something I could only have dreamt of back then. So this Pop Up Shop tour is where we’re at now… a combination of new songs and technology, of musicianship and experience…”

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