Mott the Hoople Begin First U.S. Tour in 45 Years

The last incarnation of Mott the Hoople start their first U.S. tour in 45 years tonight (Monday) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The show comes 45 years and three days after the release of their last studio album,The Hoople, and it follows three festivals in Europe last summer.

Ian Hunter on how this reunion with the last incarnation of Mott the Hoople came about:

"What happened was there was two reunions -- 2009, 2012 in Europe -- and it didn't include Luther Luther Grosvenor, the great Ariel Bender, and Morgan Fisher, who were the other two. They came in in '74 to replace Mick Ralphs, who obviously went to Bad Company and Verden Allen who formed Cheeks. So this was the second half, this was the '74 version. They came to those gigs and they were very sportsmen like about it because they weren't included, you know. And I thought then, 'You know, if I ever get a break we'll sort that one out,' you know. They're owed their day [in the sun] ... you know because we weren't making much money back in them day, you know. And that's how this came about

Ian and Mott are doing eight shows through April 10th in New York, where, in 1974, they did a week-long residency on Broadway at the Uris Theater with Queen opening.

  • April 1 – Milwaukee, WI – Miller High Life Theatre
  • April 2 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
  • April 3 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
  • April 5 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
  • April 6 – Cleveland, OH – Masonic
  • April 8 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
  • April 9 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
  • April 10 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre

Mott the Hoople 2018 set list:

  1. American Pie / The Golden Age of Rock 'N' Roll
  2. Lounge Lizard
  3. Alice
  4. Honaloochie Boogie
  5. Rest in Peace
  6. I Wish I Was Your Mother
  7. Pearl 'n' Roy (England)
  8. Roll Away the Stone
  9. Sweet Jane
  10. Rose
  11. Walking With a Mountain
  12. Marionette
  13. All the Way From Memphis
  14. Rock & Roll Queen / Crash Street Kidds / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Violence
  15. All the Young Dudes
  16. Saturday Gigs

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