Mott the Hoople ’74 extends first U.S. tour in 45 years

Mott the Hoople’s first US tour in 45 years extended into the fall. The British glam rockers, who kicked off the tour last spring, used the moniker Mott the Hoople ’74 to mark the return of guitarist Ariel Bender and keyboardist Morgan Fisher.. The group will debut the fall stage at the Capitol Theater in New York City on October …

Ian Hunter and Mott The Hoople’s Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Ian Hunter was somewhat of a late beginner in the musical game. So that meant that at the age of 81 on June 3, 2020, he had only been working there for about 66 years. The solo artist and frontman of the Rant Band, who enthusiastically led a Mott The Hoople core reunion in 1974 as he approached his 80s, …

NOTICE: Mott the Hoople, Manchester Academy

Ian Hunter reunited with his Mott the Hoople bandmate Morgan Fisher and Aeriel Bender for the first time in 45 years for a show most fans had long given up hope of attending. Hunter’s current outfit, The Rant Band, provided the backbone of the show, allowing the three Amigos to step back in time. A recording by David Bowie featuring …

At the Orpheum, Mott the Hoople goes back in time to 1974

It’s a cliché to call the vital artists of a certain vintage ‘ageless’, but here it is: Ian Hunter, who turns 80 on June 3, Tuesday night at the Orpheum led Mott the Hoople through a set of 105 minutes, singing each song, maintaining its distinctive Dylanesque-by-way-of-Bowie phrasing throughout, even shouting out some high-note highlights. But, after all, Hunter was …

Mott The Hoople makes his first American show in 45 years in Milwaukee

Mott The Hoople performed at the Miller High Life Theater in Milwaukee on Monday. You would be excused to think this is an April Fool’s Day joke. The influential British rock band has not performed in the United States for 45 years. But there they were – Ian Hunter, Ariel Bender and Morgan Fisher – kicking off an eight-city tour …

Mott the Hoople Dudes Kick Off Milwaukee Rock Return After 45 Years

I was nine when my dad brought home a CD from the 1973 Mott the Hoople album, Mott. I had never heard of it but when my dad, in his craziest attempt at a British accent, sang “All the Way from Memphis” I was hooked. So when Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter, wearing sunglasses, announced that he and the …