What?! Mott?

Ian Hunter-led Mott The Hoople books brief U.S. tour.

January 22, 2019

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Tha last time English rockers Mott The Hoople performed in the U.S. was 1974, and now with a nod to that year, three of the original band members are returning to the U.S. rebranded as Mott The Hoople '74. Accompanied by 5 other musicians, Frontman/Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter Ian Hunter, guitarist Ariel Bender, and keyboardist Morgan Fisher have announced an 8-date U.S tour scheduled for the first 2 weeks of April. (see itinerary below) When Mott last played in New York City in 1974, it's been reported that it marked the first time a rock band played in a Broadway theatre (The Uris Theater). Also noteworthy is that Queen served as their opening act! In the past, Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor have both acknowledged the influence of those Mott shows on their own approach to performances. And what of the other original members of Mott The Hoople? Bassist Pete Overend Watts and drummer Dale "Buffin" Griffin died in 2017 and 2016, respectively. Guitarist Mick Ralphs (who had left in '73 to form Bad Company) stopped performing after suffering a stroke in 2016. Rock ON, Mott The Hoople!

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Mott the Hoople ’74 U.S. Tour
4/1 – Milwaukee, WI, Miller High Life Theatre
4/2 – Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
4/3 – Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
4/5 – Detroit, MI, The Fillmore
4/6 – Cleveland, OH, Masonic
4/8 – Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre
4/9 – Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre
4/10 – New York, NY, Beacon Theatre