MUSIC legends Squeeze have announced their first major UK tour in over three years, including a date at Southampton's 02 Guildhall this winter.

The 22-date Food For Thought tour will see Squeeze dip into their impressive list of hits and rare gems from their extensive back catalogue.

Tickets for the Monday November 21 date go on sale Friday (March 18) via gigsandtours and ticketmaster.

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Squeeze first formed in 1973, shortly after Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook had begun their songwriting partnership. By 1977 they had made their recording debut and enjoyed a string of hits, establishing the band as an important and vital part of quintessential British music. Following solo careers, the Ivor Novello Award-winning duo reunited in 2007 to relaunch Squeeze and have been touring, writing and recording together ever since.

Daily Echo:

Over the last few years Squeeze have been touring extensively, most recently in the USA with Daryl Hall and John Oates and with Madness on their UK Arena tour.

Joining Squeeze on their UK tour is one of Britain's most outstanding poets - Dr John Cooper Clarke. His anarchic punk poetry has thrilled people for decades and his no nonsense approach to his work has seen his career spanning cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. Dr John Cooper Clarke will take you on an incredible journey with pieces from the new book, poems (old and new) and his usual musings, off the wall chat, riffs, gags and wicked humour.

This comes after the bard of Salford embarked on his ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ tour, based on his memoir. This explored his extraordinary life, filled with remarkable personalities: from Nico to Chuck Berry to Bernard Manning and on to more recent fans and collaborators like Alex Turner, Plan B and Guy Garvey.

Daily Echo:

Squeeze have also confirmed that they will once again support The Trussell Trust who provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, while also campaigning for change to end the need for food banks in the future.

Audiences are asked to bring along food donations to the shows where there will be collection points.