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Since Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford announced eralier this year they would tour together as Squeeze for the first time in more than seven years, one thing repeatedly has been made clear: Fans of the storied British pop-rock band, which came to prominence during the new wave era of the late `70s and early `80s, shouldn’t get their hopes up for anything beyond this batch of summer dates.


However, speaking from London by phone on Tuesday, Tilbrook seemed to be having second thoughts.


“Interestingly enough, Chris sent me six new sets of lyrics the week before last, and I’ve started writing music for them,” Tilbrook said. “I’m not thinking we’re back together ... But the door is very open between us. There’s no reason why we could not have solo careers and still work together.”


Difford and Tilbrook released one self-titled album as the duo Difford & Tilbrook in 1984.


Joining Tilbrook and Difford for this summer’s Squeeze tour will be bassist John Bentley, who replaced Harry Kakoulli in 1979; drummer Simon Hanson, and keyboardist Stephen Large. The latter two are part of Tilbrook’s touring band, the Fluffers.


Squeeze is best known for hit songs “Cool for Cats,” “Up the Junction,” “Tempted” and “Black Coffee In Bed” and the albums “Cool for Cats,” “Argybargy” and ” East Side Story.”

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