Graham Parker announces September 2016 UK Tour

Posted on 20 June 2016
By Khyle Deen
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English singer-songwriter Graham Parker is perhaps best known as the lead singer of the Great British band Graham Parker & the Rumour.

His energetic performances – along with the wittily class-conscious spirit of his critically acclaimed debut album Howlin’ Wind – preceded the arrival of punk rock and new wave music. His quirky-blue-collar image is often believed to be a major influence on the public persona of many British musicians, most notably Elvis Costello, Paul Weller and Joe Jackson.

Graham Parker has worked with guitarist Brinsley Schwarz since 1975 when they first met and rehearsed together in a the band that became known as Graham Parker and The Rumour. Since then, Schwarz has often accompanied Parker on post-Rumour records and tours and recently joined him onstage as a duo playing songs from all areas of Parker’s career. Expect songs from early albums with the Rumour, his solo career and the present day with tunes from the two latest Rumour reunion albums, “Three Chords Good” and “Mystery Glue.” In Spain, Norway and the UK, where a recent triumphant tour ended in a sold out Union Chapel show to 900 enthusiastic fans, the music the duo performed was varied, creative and exciting in equal measure, along with a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of humour from Parker as – with the aid of Brinsley’s virtuoso musicianship – he reinvents his prodigious catalogue.

GRAHAM PARKER & BRINSLEY SCHWARZ – September 2016 – UK Tour Dates are:

Friday 9 September
LIVERPOOL – Epstein Theatre
Box Office No – 0844 888 4411
Website – http://www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/graham-parker–brinsley-schwarz.aspx
Doors – 7.00pm
Tickets – £21.50 (advance)

Saturday 10 September
NEWCASTLE – The Cluny
Box Office No: 0191 230 4474
Website – http://www.thecluny.com/listing/graham-parker-brinsley-schwarz
Doors – 7.30pm
Tickets – £20.00 (advance)

Sunday 11 September
MANCHESTER / SALE – Waterside Arts Centre
Box Office No: 0161 912 5616
Website – http://watersideartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/1800-graham-parker-brinsley-schwarz/
Doors – 7.00pm
Tickets – £22.50 (advance)

Friday 16 September
GLASGOW – Oran Mor
Box Office No: 0141 357 6200
Website – http://oran-mor.co.uk/whats-on/graham-parker-brinsley-schwarz-3/
Doors – 7.00pm
Tickets – £22.50 (advance)

Saturday 17 September
KENDAL – Brewery Arts Centre
Box Office No: 01539 725133
Website – https://www.breweryarts.co.uk/music/listing/GRAHAM-PARKER-AND-BRINSLEY-SCHWARTZ
Doors – 7.30pm
Tickets – £20.00 (advance)

Thursday 22 September
BURY ST EDMUNDS – Apex Arts Centre
Box Office No: 01284 758000
Website – https://www.theapex.co.uk/whats-on/event/2991/graham-parker–brinsley-schwarz?spektrix_bounce=true
Doors – 7.30pm
Tickets – £22.50 (advance)

Saturday 24 September
HARPENDEN – Public Halls
Box Office No: 01582 767525
Website – http://www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk/events/graham-parker-brinsley-schwarz/
Doors – 7.30pm
Tickets – £20.00 (advance)

Thursday 29 September
LONDON – Islington Union Chapel
Box Office No: 08444 999 999
Website – http://store.unionchapel.org.uk/events/29-sep-16-graham-parker–brinsley-schwarz-union-chapel/
Doors – 7.00pm
Tickets – £24.50 (advance)

Friday 30 September
BROMSGROVE – Artrix
Box Office No: 01527 577330
Website – http://www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/music/graham-parker-and-brinsley-schwarz/
Doors – 7.30pm
Tickets – £20.00 (advance)