Fans of Mott The Hoople could be forgiven for assuming the band would never play in Milwaukee. Since releasing their last album in 1974, the legendary glam rock group has only played reunion concerts sporadically, and never outside of Europe. But this spring, the group will tour the United States for the first time in 45 years, and the eight-date tour kicks off in Milwaukee on April 1 at the Miller High Life Theater.
According to a press release, âThe tour, starring 74 core members Ian Hunter, Ariel Bender and Morgan Fisher, celebrates the 45th anniversary of their famous 1974 US tour, as well as the original release of The hoop and Live, the latest albums from the classic era of Mott The Hoople.
The band’s original bassist, Pete Overend Watts, and drummer, Dale “Buffin” Griffin, died in 2017 and 2016, respectively, and keyboardist Mick Ralphs is no longer able to tour with the band due to problems. health. veteran members Hunter, Bender and Fisher with James Mastro (guitar, saxophone, mandolin), Steve Holley (drums, backing vocals), Mark Bosch (guitar), Paul Page (bass) and Dennis Dibrizzi (keyboards, backing vocals).
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.