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Ian Hunter will play three dates in the UK in January 2015. 29 Jan 2016 - The Copper Rooms, University Of Warwick, Coventry UK; 30 Jan 2016 - William Aston Hall, Glyndwr University, Wrexham Wales; 31 Jan 2016 - Giants of Rock, Butlin's, Minehead UK.
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band will support the J. Geils Band on their 2015 summer tour. 23 Aug 2015 - Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach NH; 26 Aug 2015 - Beacon Theater, New York NY; 27 Aug 2015 - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston MA; 30 Aug 2015 - The Paramount, Huntington NY; 03 Sep 2015 - Waterfront Concerts, Portland ME; 05 Sep 2015 - India Point Park, Providence RI; 08 Sep 2015 - Artpark, Lewiston NY; 10 Sep 2015 - Hard Rock Live, Northfield OH; 11 Sep 2015 - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit MI; 13 Sep 2015 - LC Pavillion, Columbus OH.
Ian Hunter 2015 New York City Dates: 03, 04 Jun 2015 - City Winery, New York; 05 Jun 2015 - Bell House, Brooklyn NY; 06 Jun 2015 - Sellersville Theatre, Sellersville PA
Ian Hunter 2015 dates in California and Japan: 09 Jan 2015 - The Fillmore, San Francisco CA; 10 Jan 2015 - The Roxy, Los Angeles CA; 11 Jan 2015 - The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano CA; 16, 17, 18 Jan 2015 - Garden Shimokitazawa, Tokyo Japan.
A few more Mick Ralphs Blues Band dates have been added fro the winter: 6 Dec 2014 - Greystones, Sheffield UK; 10 Dec 2014 - Llandudno Labour Club, Llandudno, Wales; 11 Dec - The Musician, Leicester UK; 12 Dec 2014 - Hereford (venue tbd); 30 Jan 2015 - Blues Bash, Bingley Arts Centre, Bingley UK; 31 Jan 2015 - Masonic Hall, Alva Scotland.
Ian Hunter 2014 USA dates: 12 Jul 2014 - Pleasantville Music Festival, Pleasantville NY; 05 Sep 2014 - Stage One, Fairfield CT; 06 Sep 2014 - Bell House, Brooklyn NY; 28 Nov 2014 At The Tabernacle, Mt. Tabor NJ; 29 Nov 2014 Infinity Hall, Norfolk CT.
Ian Hunter 2014 UK dates: 19 Sep 2014 - The Pyramid Centre, PORTSMOUTH; 20 Sep 2014 - The Assembly, LEAMINGTON SPA; 21 Sep 2014 - Drill Hall, LINCOLN; 23 Sep 2014 - Lemon Tree, ABERDEEN; 24 Sep 2014 - The Garage, GLASGOW; 26 Sep 2014 - The Picturedrome, HOLMFIRTH; 27 Sep 2014 - RCNM, MANCHESTER; 28 Sep 2014 - The Sage 2, GATESHEAD; 30 Sep 2014 - The Stables, MILTON KEYNES; 02 Oct 2014 - City Hall (Memorial Hall) SHEFFIELD; 03 Oct 2014 - Concorde 2, BRIGHTON; 04 Oct 2014 - 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, LONDON.
Ian Hunter 2014 Scandanavian dates: 07 Oct 2014 - Festiviteten, Haugesund; 08 Oct 2014 - USF Røkeriet, Bergen; 09 Oct 2014 - Union Scene, Drammen; 11 Oct 2014 - Byscenen, Trondheim; 16 Oct 2014 - KB, Malmø; 17 Oct 2014 - Falkenhallen, Falkenberg; 18 Oct 2014 - Nalen, Stockholm.
Ian Hunter's Diamond Jubilee Birthday Bash was held at the City Winery in New York City on June 3, 2014. Jesse Malin, Alejandro Escovedo, Wreckless Eric, Ellen Foley, Andy York, The Fab Faux, Tony Shanahan, Andy Burton, and Tom Mandel all made guest appearances.
Bad Company 2014 USA dates: 8 Jul 2014 Casino Rama, Ontrio Canada; 10 Jul 2014 Waterfront, Bangor ME; 12 Jul 2014 Xfinity Center, Mansfield MA; 13 Jul 2014 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien NY; 15 Jul 2014 Walnut Creek Amphitheater, Raleigh NC; 16 Jul 2014 PNC Pavilion, Charlotte NC; 18 Jul 2014 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden NY; 19 Jul 2014 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow VA; 22 Jul 2014 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls OH; 23 Jul 2014 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL; 25 Jul 2014 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston MI.
Mott The Hoople's Live 2013 CD and DVD set has been issued by Concert Live. The three disc set includes audio and video from Mott The Hoople's show at the O2 Apollo in Manchester from 17 November 2013.
UK Mick Ralphs Blues Band Dates: 26 Apr 2014 Newbury, UK Arlington Arts Centre; 16 May 2014: London, UK Boston Music Room.
Ray Majors has released his second solo album, The 7% Solution on Angel Air Records (SJPCD-425) on 13 January 2014. The disc includes 15 original songs, with Sandy Dillon guesting on vocals on the final track. The album celebrates Ray's recovery from stage 3 throat cancer.
Mick Ralphs Blues Band 2014 Germany dates: 03 Apr 2014 Dudenhofen, Germany Bürgerhaus Bürgerhaus; 04 Apr 2014 Fulda/ Künzell, Germany Alte Piese; 05 Apr 2014 Roth, Germany Bluesfestival Roth; 06 Apr 2014 Braunschweig, Germany Meier Music Hall; 08 Apr 2014 Bonn, Germany Harmonie; 09 Apr 2014 Unna, Germany Lindenbrauerei; 10 Apr 2014 Hamburg, Germany Rock Café; 11 Apr 2014 Wetzlar, Germany Francis; 12 Apr 2014 Winterbach, Germany Lehenbachhalle; 13 Apr 2014 Metzingen, Germany Kulturkneipe Hirsch; 15 Apr 2014 Augsburg, Germany Spectrum; 17 Apr 2014 Isernhagen, Germany Bluesgarage.
Mott The Hoople has opened a new Online Store.
In conjunction with the recent reunion tour, Concert Live has issued a limited edition Mott The Hoople coffee table book entitled We've Got a Great Future Behind Us. The book is numbered, signed by all five original members, and comes in a presentation box with a special limited edition DVD. It is crammed with hundreds of rare photographs and images.
Mott The Hoople were honored for their Outstanding Contribution at the 2013 Classic Rock Awards at the Roundhouse in London on 14 Nov 2013.
Mott The Hoople returned to the UK in November 2013 for five dates: 11 Nov 2013 Birmingham Symphony; 13 Nov 2013 Glasgow Clyde Auditorium; 16 Nov 2013 Newcastle City Hall; 17 Nov 2013 Manchester O2 Apollo; and 18 Nov 2013 London O2 Arena. A live CD and DVD from the tour are planned.
Overend Watts has published The Man Who Hated Walking, a journal of his 680 mile walk along the Southwest Coast Path. Overends first book is a wonderful document of this amazing achievement, which is explored and described with more than a smattering of his macabre humour. The first edition is signed by Overend and is available from Wymer UK.
Should Know Better is the new live album from The Mick Ralphs Blues Band, recorded live at the Musician in Leicester. Tracks include Should Know Better, Born Under A Bad Sign, Just A Little Bit Of Your Love, Shame Shame Shame, Evil, Well Connected, and Big River. It is available from the Mick Ralphs Blues Band website.
Ian Hunter Fall 2013 live dates: City Winery, New York NY 20 & 21 Sep 2013; City Winery, Chicago IL 01 & 02 Oct 2013; Potawatomi Casino, Milwaukee WI 03 Oct 2013; Kent Stage, Kent OH 05 Oct 2013.
Mick Ralphs will tour with Bad Company in 2013: Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater (20 Jun 2013); Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater (21 Jun 2013); Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater (23 Jun 2013); Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (11 Jul 2013); Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (13 Jul 2013); Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live (14 Jul 2013); Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center (17 Jul 2013); Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion (19 Jul 2013); Noblesville, IN Kilpsch Music Center (20 Jul 2013); Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater (23 Jul 2013); Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center (24 Jul 2013); Gilford, NH Meadowbrook (26 Jul 2013); Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (27 Jul 2013).
Ian Hunter's latest album, When I'm President, was issued on vinyl LP in the UK by Proper Music on March 21, 2013 (PRPLP104).
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band have announced a few July 2013 dates. They will headline the main stage of the Skånevik Blues Festival on 5 Jul 2013, and will play the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville PA on 12 July 2013, and at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett NY on 13 July 2013.
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band are now confirmed for the main stage at the Isle of Wight Festival on 15 June 2013. Highlights of the set will be broadcast on British national TV. Two warmup gigs in the UK have also been confirmed: 13 Jun 2013 at the Picturedrome in Holmfirth, and 14 Jun 2013 at the Assembly in Leamington Spa.
Ian Hunter, Andy York, and David Rowe will play an acoustic tour of Europe in March 2013. The special guest at all gigs will be Jason Ringenberg of Jason and the Scorchers. Dates: 2013 March 05 - Teatro Miela, Trieste Italy; 2013 March 06 - Club Retrò, Vicenza Italy; 2013 March 07 - Cineteatro Parrocchiale, Cologne Italy; 2013 March 09 - Muhle Hunziken, Rubigen Switzerland; 2013 March 10 - Spirit Of '66, Verviers Belguim; 2013 March 12 - Wharf, Tavistock UK; 2013 March 13 - Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea UK; 2013 March 15 - Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton UK; 2013 March 16 - Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford England; 2013 March 17 - The Corn Exchange, Stamford England; 2013 March 19 - Waterside Arts Centre, Sale England; 2013 March 20 - Memorial Hall, Sheffield England; 2013 March 22 - The Green Hotel, Kinross Scotland; 2013 March 23 - The Green Hotel, Kinross Scotland; 2013 March 24 - Liquid Room, Edinburgh Scotland; 2013 March 26 - The Arc, Stockton England; 2013 March 27 - City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds England; 2013 March 29 - The Stables, Wavendon England; 2013 March 30 - Bloomsbury Theater, London UK.
Verden Allen and SOft Ground have issued a new album, Love You & Leave You (UK Angel Air SJPCD405). Tracks are: Love You And Leave You; On The Rebound; Find Yourself; Knocking On Those Old Back Doors; Wine Ridden Talks; Hold On to This; Soft Ground; Son Of The Wise Ones; Do You Want Me 2?; Long Time No See; Two Miles From Heaven; Fine Time to Love; A New Way.
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band play four dates in California in January 2013, followed by three dates in the Northeast: The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano CA (30 Jan 2013); Canyon Club, Agoura Hills CA (31 Jan 2013); The Fillmore, San Francisco CA (1 Feb 2013); El Rey, Los Angeles CA (2 Feb 2013); Infinity Hall, Norfolk CT (8 Feb 2013); City Winery, New York NY ( (9-10 Feb 2013).
Mick Ralphs Blues Band dates in 2013: Skegness Blues Festival, Skegness UK (26 Jan 2013); Real Time Live, Chesterfield UK (1 Feb 2013); The Junction Club, Landudno UK (April 10, 2013); The Borderline, London UK (12 April 2013); The Musician, Leicester UK (13 April 2013).
Ian Hunter's new album, When I'm President, was released on 04 Sep 2012. It was issued by Slimstyle in the USA and Proper in the UK. It debuted at #151 in the Billboard charts. Collectors can look out for USA and UK promo CD singles of the title track, as well as a USA advanced promo copy of the album.
The Mick Ralphs Blues band have added a string of October and November 2012 dates: Square & Compass, Ilminster Somerset UK (11 Oct 2012); Blues In The Bay Festival, Falmouth UK (12 Oct 2012); Flower Pot, Derby UK (01 Nov 2012); Musician, Leicester UK (02 Nov 2012); Carlisle Blues Festival, Carlisle UK (10 Nov 2012).
2012 Scandanavian dates for Ian Hunter include 05 Oct Stockholm, Sweden (Nalen); 06 Oct Falkenberg, Sweden (Falkenhallen); 08 Oct Oslo, Norway (John Dee); 09 Oct Malmo, Sweden (Kulturbolaget).
2012 USA tour dates for Ian Hunter include 01 Sep Portland OR (Aladdin Theater); 02 Sep Seattle WA (Bumbershoot Festival); 07 Sep Catanzaro, Italy (Settembre Al Parco Festival); 13 Sep Philadelphia PA (World Cafe); 14 Sep New York NY (Highline Ballroom); 15 Sep Washington DC (The Howard Theatre); 27 Sep Cleveland OH (Beachland Ballroom); 28 & 29 Sep Chicago IL (City Winery); 23 Nov Mt. Tabor, NJ (At The Tabernacle); 24 Nov New Hope PA (Havana); 01 Dec Boston MA (The Paradise Rock Club); 02 Dec Huntington NY (Paramount).
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band have just announced a UK tour for October 2012. Gigs confirmed so far include 12th Newcastle, 13th Glasgow, 14th Holmfirth, 16th Leicester, 18th Manchester, 19th London, 20th Birmingham, 23rd Bath, 25th Harrogate, 26th Brighton and 27th Northampton. Otis Gibbs has been confirmed as special guest for all shows on Ian's UK tour.