This page will contain latest news in the Ian Hunter/Mott The Hoople camp.
This page last updated 21st September 2017.
The Japanese dates scheduled for September have been cancelled by the promoter. Although Ian and the band were prepared to fulfil their tour commitments, the promoter cancelled the dates "due to the threat of war", due to the crisis with North Korea. Ian Hunter and The Rant Band had been booked to play the following dates:
I understand there are no plans to tour Japan in the near future.
21st September 2017
Mott bassist Overend Watts' long-awaited solo album was released on 1st September 2017 on Angel Air. In keeping with his sense of humour he stipulated that it only be released posthumously and that it be called He's Real Gone. Tracks are as follows:
The album includes Overend's original demo for Born Late 58 (which he sang on The Hoople in 1974). Catalogue number is SJPCD050.
14th September 2017
Some East Coast dates have been announced for November 2017:
10th August 2017
There will be a European tour in Autumn 2017. The following dates are confirmed so far:
12th June 2017
Mott The Hoople's original roadie, Richie Anderson, has passed away. He was with the band from the beginning (before even Philip John joined) and was with them until the end. After Mott split he joined Queen's road crew. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
10th March 2017
Mott's bass player, Overend Watts has passed away aged 69 after a long battle with throat cancer. He died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday 22nd January. He is survived by his sister Jane. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
23rd January 2017
The long-awaited 30-disc Ian Hunter box set was released on 21st October 2016. Called Stranded In Reality it covers Ian's solo output from 1975 to 2015 (ie no Mott content or any of his pre-Mott career).
There are 17 original albums on 19 CDs, and 2 DVDs and 9CDs of rare, live and unreleased material. It also includes an 88-page book with track-by-track info and a signed Alien Boy lithograph. Price is £250 (OK, £249.99, about $300).
Further details are on Proper's Stranded In Reality page. A seven-track sampler, Sampling In Reality, is available now at a slightly more reasonable £7 (about $10). Further details are on Proper's Sampling In Reality page.
27th October 2016
Ian Hunter's latest album, titled Fingers Crossed, was released on September 16th. The track listing is as follows:
Initial orders received a free mp3 download of the non-album track Seein' Red.
22nd November 2016