Graham Parker & the Rumour and Ian Hunter played The Paramount (pics, setlists, updated dates)
photos by Greg Cristman
Graham Parker / Ian Hunter at The Paramount
…[Graham] Parker (who has for the past several years lived near Woodstock,New York), was in personable form, joking with an enthusiastic dancer in the front row (“Are you by from the Fall River area, by any chance?”), remembering an offer from one of Aerosmith’s management teams (“You should open for Flock of Seagulls”), and arranging his hits and near hits with generous care (“From Squeezing Out Sparks, side one”).
The sound was beautifully balanced so you could catch every nuance of guitarists Brinsley Schwartz and Martin Belmont trading leads, and even most of those genius lyrics. – [The Phoenix]
That review from from Graham Parker & the Rumour‘s recent show in Boston at The Wilbur (12/6). Before that, he played NYC and then a show at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on December 2 with onetime Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter. Pictures from the Paramount are in this post.
New Yorkers (or folks visiting) will have another chance to see Ian when he plays City Winery on February 9 and 10, and tickets for those shows are on sale now.
Meanwhile, Graham has a few West Coast shows coming up and will probably be attending the premiere of Judd Apatow’s new comedy, This Is 40, (to which he contributes songs and also appears in) which is out December 21.
More pictures from the Paramount show (including setlists for both) are below.
Graham Parker & the Rumour
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band
Ian Hunter – 2013 Tour Dates
Jan 30 The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA
Jan 31 The Canyon Agoura Hills, CA
Feb 02 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Feb 09 The City Winery New York, NY
Feb 10 The City Winery New York, NY
Mar 05 TEATRO MIELA Trieste, Italy
Mar 06 Club Retrò Vincenze Pg, Italy RSVP
Mar 07 Cineteatro Parrocchiale Cologne, Italy
Mar 13 Ropetackle Arts Centre Shoreham-By-Sea, United Kingdom
Mar 15 Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Mar 16 The Mick Jagger Centre Dartford, United Kingdom
Mar 17 Corn Exchange, Stamford Stamford, United Kingdom
Mar 19 Sale Waterside Arts Centre Sale, United Kingdom
Mar 20 Memorial Hall, Sheffield City Hall Sheffield, United Kingdom
Mar 22 Backstage at the Green Hotel Kinross, United Kingdom
Mar 23 Backstage at the Green Hotel Kinross, United Kingdom
Mar 26 ARC Teeshan, United Kingdom
Mar 27 City Varieties Music Hall Leeds, United Kingdom
Mar 29 The Stables Stony Stratford, United Kingdom
Graham Parker and the Rumour – 2012 Tour Dates
DEC 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy (SOLD OUT)
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