Graham Parker & the Rumour will be hitting the road again this April! Woo-hoo!
The tour coincides with the DVD release of the Judd Apatow directed "This is 40," in which GP played a prominent role.
So, if you are kicking yourself for missing the December tour (the first one with the reunited Rumour in 30 some-odd years), STOP. No need for further self-flagellation.
Tour dates can be found HERE.
While yer at it, pick up the recent album Three Chords Good
And, finally, remind yourself of how the man can write a m'f'in HOOK, (re-)watch their appearance on the Conan show HERE
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That's right, get ready to hit "record" on your betamax this Thursday, January 31st.
Graham Parker & the Rumour will be hitting the late night TV waves with an appearance on the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Check yer local listings for air times...
AND GP and the boys are HITTING THE ROAD right now!
A few months ago, we told you how this all came about due to a Judd Apatow movie, and now it is so...
Read a nice long interview in the Wall Street Journal about GP, the movie and the new album HERE
Finally, his last solo album Imaginary Television sold out of the vinyl lickety-split, HOWEVER, we recently got a couple dozen back from a European distributor, and we're offering them up to at a first-come-first-serve basis. So get on the stick...
Wow, it's the end of the day! The end of the week! Crazy day AND everyone's putting together their Big Bird Halloween costumes.
So we're combining news bits, sue us (not really, please).
It's got stories about the songs, her career and all the geeky gear talk guitarists lapse into at the drop of hat...er...pick AND a couple of embedded videos.
"From rollicking down and dirty fun to touching, heartfelt song, Working Girl’s Guitar is Rosie to the core. Sassy, classy and ready to kick ass-y (Did I really say that!?). It’s Rosie’s fault. She’s got me all riled up."
NEXT: Graham Parker's interview in SLATE magazine HERE. GP talks about making a movie with Judd Apatow, the Rumour reunion and Glenn Beck. At least he didn't make a movie with Glenn Beck. There's some embedded video of some vintage Rumour ("Local Girls") and some streaming new music.
FINALLY, after frequent and persistant (but well-meaning) badgering by lots of you folks, we got in new printings of the FIREWATER LOGO T and the LYDIA LOVELESS Gasoline Logo T's for your sartorial needs.
Carry on with your weekend,
GRAHAM PARKER AND THE RUMOUR CONFIRM FIRST US TOUR IN 31 YEARS
NEW ALBUM 'THREE CHORDS GOOD' OUT NOV 20; PARKER AND BAND TO APPEAR IN NEW JUDD APATOW FILM 'THIS IS 40.'
Here's a story in ROLLING STONE about GP on the set...
After more than three decades, Graham Parker and The Rumour have reunited and will tour the U.S. this November and December. Upcoming dates will support their first album together in 31 years, 'Three Chords Good,' out November 20 via Primary Wave Records. The band will play a mix of new and old songs, including some not performed live since the group's split in 1981.
Tickets are on-sale Friday, September 14th at most venues.
Graham Parker and The Rumour--guitarists Brinsley Schwarz and Martin Belmont, keyboardist Bob Andrews, drummer Steve Goulding and bassist Andrew Bodnar--were known as some of the most explosive live performers of their era, releasing a number of live records including a concert version of their critically acclaimed album, Squeezing Out Sparks.
"After doing 'Three Chords Good' I can safely say no band on earth has what the Rumour have," says Parker of the reunion. "Let's burn up some stages."
Listen to "Coathangers" off the new album on RollingStone.com: http://bit.ly/NEXgFb
Graham Parker and the Rumour can also be seen in Judd Apatow's upcoming film, This is 40, and the Parker documentary, Don't Ask Me Questions, by the Gramaglia Brothers (End Of The Century: The Story Of The Ramones.)
Graham Parker and The Rumour Tour Dates (more to be announced soon):
NOV 24 - Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall
NOV 25 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Bardavon 1860 Opera House
NOV 27 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
NOV 28 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head Tavern On Stage
NOV 30 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
DEC 1 - New York, NY - Concert Hall at the NY Society for Ethical Culture
DEC 2 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount Theatre
DEC 6 - Boston, MA - The Wilbur Theatre
DEC 7 - Newton, NJ - The Newton Theatre
DEC 8 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Casino
DEC 11 - Los Angeles, CA - TBA
DEC 15 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
DEC 16 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
DEC 18 - Chicago, IL - The Park West
DEC 19 - St. Paul, MN - Fitzgerald Theater
Yes, friends, you read that right!
After a quick little 30 year hiatus, GP and the Rumour are reuniting!
You thank Judd Apatow for it. The new album Three Chords Good will be out in November.
AND you can hear a track off the album HERE
Before the tidal wave of unruly in-laws, hyper-kinetic consumerism, and stale fruitcakes arrive, here's Graham Parker's "Almost Thanksgiving Day"—quite literal in its subject matter—from his 2004 release, Your Country. Happy Thanksgiving from your pals at Bloodshot!
Download the MP3 of "Almost Thanksgiving Day" here.
GP has gathered a few songs that were originally released digitally and put them on a shiny CD for those among his fans who might be technologically challanged (I say that without judgment, as I am one of them). It's called Five Loose Screws and HERE's a great summation of the project from GP himself.
Act fast, it's only available from him and us. Us and him. Whatever.
No matter how great Graham Paker's solo work is, people always refer back to the explosive work he did with his band the Rumour.
Well, friends, pigs are flying and hell hath frozen over. They have reunited for, of all things, an upcoming Judd Apatow film. Yes, you read that right. Get the full skinny HERE.
Read a lengthy interview with original Rumour drummer Steve Goulding, who also plays in the Mekons and Waco Brothers. He talks about the glamorous life on the set, playing with the Cure, Thompson Twins and the upcoming Mekons tour and documentary.