Rock legends Mott The Hoople have reunited – for a 2013 tour of the UK.
Gigs will feature original members Ian Hunter (vocals/guitar /piano), Mick Ralphs (guitar/vocals), Verden Allen (keyboards/vocals) and Overend Watts (bass/vocals). Due to ill health, original drummer Dale Griffin will be substituted by Martin Chambers (The Pretenders).
Formed in 1969, Mott The Hoople went on to become one of the best loved and most influential rock groups of all time.
Their string of hits started with the David Bowie-penned All The Young Dudes, after which the band’s legend was written with original classics such as All The Way From Memphis, Roll Away The Stone, Saturday Gigs and The Golden Age Of Rock N Roll.
The band, whose fame was established initially by their incandescent live shows, reformed to celebrate their legacy in 2009, which saw them play a series of critically and commercially successful live dates to mark their 40th anniversary.
Those gigs, including a five-night, sold-out stint at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, were the first time the original line-up had played together in over 35 years, and brought a tear to many a fan’s eye.
The universally lavish praise for them included a 5/5 Daily Telegraph review that declared “Mott The Hoople storm back to London for a dazzling night at the Hammersmith Apollo.”
The band will be returning to the UK in November 2013 for five dates only:
See them here:
Mon 11th Nov : Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wed 13th Nov : Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
Sat 16th Nov : Newcastle City Hall
Sun 17th Nov : Manchester O2 Apollo
Mon 18th Nov : London The O2
All tickets are priced £40, except London, which is £45, subject to booking fee and available through www.aeglive.co.uk. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 26th April. Be quick!