Squeeze frontman and co-founder Glenn Tilbrook will join Wilko Johnson on the UK leg of Wilko’s upcoming tour dates, starting on 28 February. The special guest dates with Wilko will run either side of Glenn’s own headline shows.
At both his solo shows and on the Wilko Johnson tour Glenn will be promoting awareness of The Trussell Trust, an anti-poverty charity that supports a network of food banks around the UK. At most venues there will be food drop points and collection boxes, and Glenn will also be donating all profits from his merchandise, including an exclusive 4-track EP, to the organisation.
Glenn says: “It is shameful that in the 21st century there are people that can’t afford to put food on the table. Anyone, from any walk of life, can fall upon dire times, and I hope that by doing this tour it will remind people that there is a very real need. Most of us can do something to help, be it giving some food or a little money, and I hope people coming to the shows are inspired to donate. I’m so happy to be doing this tour with Wilko and his extremely talented band and am pleased he has accommodated support for The Trussell Trust.”
Wilko adds: “It is good to be on the same bill as Glenn again—we both come from the same milieu and I’m sure that it will be a great show. I’m happy to be supporting the Trussell Trust on this tour and to help raise awareness about the important work that they do.”
Food donated at the venues will be collected and distributed to the nearest Trussell Trust food bank. Audience members are asked to check with their local food banks to see what supplies are currently needed, if possible. For typical items, visit the Trust’s example list here. For tour details and tickets, visit here.
Naila Scargill is the publisher and editor of horror journal Exquisite Terror. Holding a broad editorial background, she has worked with an eclectic variety of content, ranging from film and the counterculture, to political news and finance.