Mott The Hoople and Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter's 1997 UK Tour - London 14th May 1997

Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Shepherd's Bush gig photo 1
Shepherd's Bush gig photo 2
Shepherd's Bush gig photo 3

A big change from the Brook - there are lights onstage, and there's a PA being used for more than just the vocals! The atmosphere is different too, since there are probably nearly a thousand people here. Ian stops singing midway through Irene Wilde, since the crowd is singing it for him. Roger Taylor pops onstage for 'Dudes', but unfortunately I had finished my last roll of film two songs before.

After all my complaining to others about not remembering the opening bands, I arrived between acts and never learned who played support to Ian. Does anyone know?

(Justin Purington)