Mott the Hoople returned to the United States for the first time in 45 years – and they would count three members of the group’s main formation in 1974.
Vocalist Ian Hunter, guitarist Ariel Bender and keyboardist Morgan Fisher will lead the group through eight theater dates, all in April.
Renamed Mott the Hoople ’74, the band also includes multi-instrumentalist James Mastro, guitarist Mark Bosch, bassist Paul Page, keyboardist Dennis Dibrizzi and drummer Steve Holley. Tickets go on sale Friday. Check out the list of dates, cities and locations below.
Mott the Hoople made his last tour of the United States in support of 1974 The hoop, which featured a pair of UK Top 20 hits in “The Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “Roll Away the Stone”. Queen served as the opening act on those dates, and Brian May and Roger Taylor both reportedly credited Mott’s plays with inspiring their own approach to the concert.
A performance at New York’s Uris Theater in 1974 that would be a rock band‘s premiere in a Broadway venue was later featured in a concert recording simply titled Live. memory of the hunter Diary of a rock’n’roll star also happened in 1974.
Holley, a former Wings member, also joined Mott the Hoople for a series of European festival dates last year, along with Bender and Fisher. Original Mott the Hoople members Pete Overend Watts and Dale “Buffin” Griffin died in 2017 and 2016, respectively. Guitarist Mick Ralphs quit performing after suffering a stroke in 2016.
Mott the Hoople ’74 American Tour
4/1 – Milwaukee, WI, Miller High Life Theater
4/2 – Minneapolis, Minnesota, First Avenue
4/3 – Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Theater
4/5 – Detroit, Michigan, The Fillmore
4/6 – Cleveland, OH, Masonic
4/8 – Glenside, Pennsylvania, Keswick Theater
4/9 – Boston, MA, Orpheum Theater
4/10 – New York, NY, Beacon Theater