Emerging out of the 1970s British pub-rock scene, The Rumour not only backed Parker but put out their own albums as well, often drawing comparisons to The Rolling Stones. Known for their tight, hard-driving way of rocking a room, The Rumour’s lineup is the same now as it was back in the day – guitarists Brinsley Schwarz and Martin Belmont, keyboardist Bob Andrews, bassist Andrew Bodnar and drummer Steve Goulding.

Along with laying down their first tour dates in three decades, Graham Parker & The Rumour have a new album to support. Scheduled for a Nov. 20 release on Primary Wave, Three Chords Good is somewhat like the tour in that it’s The Rumour’s first recording with Parker since Ronald Reagan was president.

The adventure begins in Tarrytown, N.Y. Nov. 24. Stops include New York City, Boston, Philadelphia San Francisco, Chicago and Saint Paul.

Nov. 24 – Tarrytown, N.Y., The Tarrytown Music Hall
Nov. 25 – Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Bardavon, 1869 Opera House
Nov. 27 – Alexandria, Va., Birchmere
Nov. 28 – Annapolis, Md., Rams Head On Stage
Nov. 30 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of The Living Arts
Dec. 1 – New York, N.Y., The Concert Hall At The New York Society for Ethical Culture
Dec. 2 – Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
Dec. 6 – Boston, Mass., Wilbur Theatre
Dec. 7 – Newton, N.J., The Newton Theatre
Dec. 8 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun
Dec. 11 – Los Angeles, TBA
Dec. 15 – Santa Cruz, Calif., The Catalyst
Dec. 16 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
Dec. 18 – Chicago, Ill., Park West
Dec. 19 – Saint Paul, Minn., Fitzgerald Theater

“After doing Three Chords Good I can safely say no band on earth has what The Rumour have,” Parker said. “Let’s burn up some stages.”

Ticket sales begin Sept. 14. Visit GrahamParker.net for more info.