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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.
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 R°keriet, Bergen; 09 Oct 2014 - Union Scene, Drammen; 11 Oct 2014 - Byscenen, Trondheim; 16 Oct 2014 - KB, Malm°; 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.
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.
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 Skňnevik 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 Retr˛, 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.
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).
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.
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.
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band will headline a special show at the Bell House on 30 March 2012, with Graham Parker in support. Proceeds from the show will go directly toward medical bills and other costs incurred by Graham Maby and his wife Mary Beth, who sadly lost her battle with cancer recently.
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band will appear at Hot Rocks At Carnegie Hall, an event featuring 21 artists performing the 21 songs from the Rolling Stones' album Hot Rocks 1964-1971. The event benefits a number of music-related charities, and will also feature Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, Rickie Lee Jones, Ronnie Spector, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Taj Mahal, Marc Cohn and Jackson Browne among others.
At long last, the 1980 Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson live concert broadcast on the German Rockpalast television show has been issued on CD and DVD. Filmed and recorded on 22 April 1980 at Grugahalle in Essen Germany, the show features the band running through 13 songs including two Mick Ronson instrumentals. Track List: FBI, Once Bitten Twice Shy, Angeline, Laugh At Me, Irene Wilde, I Wish I Was Your Mother, Just Another Night, We Gotta Get Out Of Here, Bastard, Memphis, Cleveland Rocks, All The Young Dudes, Slaughter On 10th Avenue .
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band Fall 2011 dates: 08 Sep 2011 The City Winery, New York NY; 09 Sep 2011 The City Winery, New York NY; 10 Sep 2011 Havana, New Hope PA; 15 Sep 2011 The City Winery, New York NY; 16 Sep 2011 The City Winery, New York NY; 17 Sep 2011 The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville PA; 23 Sep 2011 (Acoustic) South Milwaukee Performance Arts Center, Milwaukee WI; 24 Sep 2011 (Acoustic) Old Town School of Folk, Chicago IL; 25 Sep 2011 (Acoustic) Old Town School of Folk, Chicago IL; 15 Oct 2011 Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown NY; 27 Oct 2011 Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh PA; 28 Oct 2011 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH; 29 Oct 2011 Magic Bag, Ferndale MI; 03 Nov 2011 Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton MA; 04 Nov 2011 Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA; 05 Nov 2011 Flying Monkey, Plymouth NH
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band will headline the Hoboken Music and Arts Festival in Hoboken, NJ on Sunday, May 1 2011 from 11am to 6pm. The festival takes place on Washington St. between Observer Highway and 7th St. There will be over 300 Artists, Crafters, Photographers, Local Businesses, Restaurants, and Food Vendors as well as three stages of live music. The festival is held rain or shine, and admission is free.
IAN HUNTER - USA 1972: Ë travers l'Am┌rique avec Mott the Hoople is the French translation of Ian Hunter's 1972 book, Diary of a Rock and Roll Star It is being issued on 20 April 2011.
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band will play three dates in California at the end of January 2011: The Fillmore in San Francisco (28 Jan 2011); The El Ray in Los Angeles (29 Jan 2011); and The Galaxy in Santa Ana (30 Jan 2011).
The Towne Crier Cafe in Pawling NY and the Narrows Center in Fall River MA presented An Acoustic Evening with Ian Hunter & Friends on 10 Dec 2010 and 11 Dec 2010 respectively. Ian Hunter, Andy York, and Steve Holley played as an acoustic trio at these shows. A second date at the Towne Crier was added on 19 Dec 2010, with Tracie Hunter in support.
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band completed a UK tour in October 2010. The dates included 01 Oct at The Ocean Room, Scarborough England; 02 Oct at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester England; 03 Oct at The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow Scotland; 05 Oct at Komedia, Brighton England; 07 Oct at the OWG Centre in Dartford England; 08 Oct at The Stables, Wavendon England; 10 Oct at Union Chapel, London England; 11 Oct at The Journal Tyne Theatre, Newcastle England; 12 Oct at Town Hall, Birmingham England; and 14 Oct at 02 Academy, Bristol England. The Dartford, Wavendon, and London gigs were special acoustic gigs featuring the London-based string quartet Mamushka.
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band played the Palace Theater in Danbury CT on 17 September 2010. Please join us for a benefit to celebrate the life of Stevie Buccini. Stevie bravely battled cancer for two years until July 7, 2010, when he finally succumbed to the disease at the far-too-young age of 40. This special night features musical legend Ian Hunter, front-man for the iconic group Mott the Hoople with special guests The Doug Wahlberg band opening the night.
Ian Hunter performed a couple songs with Joe Elliott and the Down n' Outz at the High Voltage Festival in London on 25 Jul 2010, before the plug was pulled due to time constraints. Initial reports indicated that Mott The Hoople would play the festival, and adverts indicating this were even published in magzines and newspapers.
Ian Hunter got up onstage with Alejandro Escovedo at the City Winery in New York on 29 June, singing a duet with Alejandro on 'I Wish I Was Your Mother'. The show was broadcast by WFUV radio.
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band will play three dates in the Northeastern USA for November 2010: The Highline Ballroom in New York City on the 11th, Havana in New Hope PA on the 12th (Joe Hurley opens), and At The Tabernacle in Mt. Tabor NJ on the 13th (David Johansen opens).
Ian Hunter is the subject of a five-page feature article in the August 2010 issue of Mojo Magazine in the UK. Issue 201 has Bruce Springsteen on the cover.
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band appeared on the BBC's Later ... with Jools Holland TV show on Tuesday, 4 May 2010 and again on Friday, 7 May 2010. Other guests on the show were Iggy Pop and Courtney Love & Hole. Ian performed 'Flowers' and 'Once Bitten Twice Shy'.
Ian Hunter makes a guest appearance on the new CD by Alejandro Escovedo called Street Songs Of Love, which is set to be issued on 20 Sep 2010. Ian contributes vocals to the track 'Down In The Bowery' on the album.
Ian Hunter makes a guest appearance on the new CD by Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez called The Deep End. Ian sings duet vocals with Christine on the opening track, 'There Ain't No Cure'. Christine previously contributed vocals to Ian's Shrunken Heads album.
Ian played two dates in June 2010 as the support act for Jethro Tull: Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton FL (4 June) and Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta GA (6 June). These were 45 minute sets.
Ian Hunter toured the USAand Europe in April and May 2010. These included three gigs at the City Winery in New York City (Apr 21, 23, 24); The Sellersville Theater in Sellersville PA (Apr 25), and gigs in Leicester (29 Apr), Edinburgh (1 May), London (2 May), Roma (4 May - canceled), Milano (5 May), Stockholm (07 May), and Helsinki (08 May).
As part of the New Yorker Festival, Ian Hunter, Graham Parker, and Ben Greenman were featured at an event called Ian Hunter and Graham Parker talk with Ben Greenman: A Conversation with Music. This was a public discussion, followed by short live performances by Ian Hunter and Graham Parker. The show was held at October 17, 2009 at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York NY.
Ian Hunter appeared on National Public Radio's World Cafe radio show with host David Dye on 15 Oct 2009. The show was recorded over the summer and features and interview and music from Man Overboard. (Ian's segment appears during the second hour of the show).
Ian Hunter joined a re-formed Mott The Hoople for seven live dates in the UK in September and October 2009. The band played two warmup gigs at the Blake Theater in Monmouth Wales on September 26-27, and then five nights at the Hammersmith Apollo from Oct 1-6.
On 21 September, EMI Records in the UK issued a special edition of Ian Hunter's classic 1979 album You're Never Alone With a Schizophrenic. They marked the 30th Anniversary of this amazing album with a deluxe re-mastered package containing the original LP with bonus tracks plus an extra disc featuring unreleased live performances of the period.
Ian Hunter appeared at the City Winery in New York City on 23 July 2009, with Amy Speace in support. His band included Mark Bosch, James Mastro, Paul Page, Andy Burton, and Steve Holley.
Ian Hunter release a new studio album, Man Overboard, on 21 July 2009 . The album was produced by Ian Hunter and Andy York, and was issued by New West Records.
Ian Hunter played a free outdoor concert at Rockefeller Park appear in New York City on 24 June 2009. The Rant Band featured Mark Bosch, Andy Burton, Steve Holley, and James Mastro. Joe Elliott of Def Leppard joined Ian for a verse or two of 'All The Young Dudes'.
Derrick Thompson has just published Have Guitars ... Will Travel, which takes the reader on a magical music tour through Northampton during the golden years of 1957-66 From 1957, began a never-to-be-forgotten ten years of skiffle, rock `n` roll, & R&B when local groups lit up the townĂs pubs and dance halls; national groups visited for one-off shows, and international stars packed out the ABC cinema. The music scene of the late 50Ăs and early 60Ăs was vivid, vibrant and volatile. Relive those years with those who were there! The book contains many previously unseen photos of Ian Hunter from the 1950s, playing with The Apex and other local groups. For those outside Northampton, the book will be available on EBAY UK from 8 June 2009.
The German music magazine Rocks features the Ian Hunter track 'Flowers' on the free CD given away with the April 2009 issue.
Ian Hunter sings duets on two tracks from the upcoming Amy Speace album The Killer In Me, which will be released in March 2009. The title track features Ian singing, and could be heard in the fall of 2008 on the Paste Beat Channel on American Airlines' inflight entertainment radio.
The debut CD by drummer/producer Rich Pagano features a guest appearance by Ian Hunter. A free sampler from the album was given out at the Fab Faux's gig at Radio City Music Hall on 20 Sep 2008, and is also available from Rich's website.
On 26 Aug 2008 Shout! releases a 2 CD retrospective of Mott The Hoople and Ian Hunter. Old Records Never Die is a comprehensive set covering everything from Mott The Hoople's debut to Ian Hunter's latest album, Shrunken Heads. The first disc is dedicated to Mott The Hoople and contains a nice overview of their Island and CBS years. The second disc is devoted to Hunter, and manages to hit every album except Dirty Laundry. The 16 page booklet contains a few unpublished photos, and excellent liner notes by former Creem editor and current mojo correspondent Ben Edmonds.
Martin Briley produced, played and programmed two tracks for American Mall, a new MTV production from the executive producers of High School Musical which premieres on MTV on Monday August 11th at 9pm ET/PT. the tracks are 'Get Your Rock On' and 'Every Ten Seconds'.
On 17 April 2008, Ian Hunter appeared at the opening of John Varvatos' 315 Bowery (the space that formerly housed CBGB's). The show was a benefit for VH1 Save The Music and featured Ian Hunter, Jesse Malin, D Generation, CJ Ramone, Cheetah Chrome, Alan Vega, Clem Burke, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Ronnie Spector, and many other special guests.
April 2008 saw the relase of an Ian Hunter album called Behind The Shades, containing one disc's worth of material edited down from the The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nuthin' But The Truth CD. This is live material recorded at the Astoria Theater in London in May 2004, and features Andy York (guitar), Mick Ralphs (guitar), Gus Goad (bass), Ian Gibbons (keyboards), and Steve Holley (drums). There is also a live acoustic version of All The Young Dudes included as a bonus track.
Ian Hunter completed an acoustic tour of the UK in February 2008, playing ten dates in a trio that included James Mastro and Steve Holley. He unveiled a few unusual songs, including Where Do You All Come From, Rain, and Where Do You All Come From, Scars and Sweet Jane. Amy Speace played in the support slot.
On 12 February 2008, Amerian Beat Records in the USA issued a two-fer CD pairing All American Alien Boy and Overnight Angels. The non-LP single England Rocks is the only bonus track.
The December 2007 issue of Classic Rock (Led Zeppelin cover) has a bonus CD that includes When The World Was Round, the new Ian Hunter single. There is also a review of the recent Mott The Hoople Live at Fairfields Hall, Croydon 1970 CD, which was issued by Angel Air in October (UK Angel Air SJPCD-250)
Ian Hunter's album Shrunken Heads was nominated for Album of the Year by Classic Rock Magazine, and the winner was voted on by the fans. (It did not win). But Ian Hunter and Mick Ralphs were present at the awards ceremony at the Landmark Hotel in London on 5 Nov 2007, where Mick Ronson received the Tommy Vance Inspiration award.
Ian Hunter played two dates with the Rant Band in the USA in December 2007: The Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY on Friday, 14 Dec 2007 and the Trocadero, Philadelphia PA on Saturday, 15 Dec 2007. These dates followed an October 2007 tour of the UK by the Rant Band.
Jerkin' Crocus in the UK has issued the first single from Ian Hunter's critically acclaimed album Shrunken Heads on 26 Nov 2007 (set back from 22 Oct 2007). 'When The World Was Round' will be available in three formats: a 7 inch picture disc, a CD single, and a DVD single. Each format will be on sale for ˙1.99, or all three can be bought for ˙3.99. The picture disc includes 'When The World Was Round' (radio edit) b/w 'Words (Big Mouth)' (live 2007). The CD single contains 'When The World Was Round' (radio edit) b/w 'Once Bitten Twice Shy' and 'Twisted Steel' (live 2007). The DVD will include 'When The World Was Round' (animated video), BBC Paul Franks interview 2007 (audio), and a photo gallery of Ian Hunter and the Rant Band. Pre-orders are available now from Townsend Records.
Ian Hunter's song 'How's Your House?' is featured on Redefine 8/29, a benefit album for the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund (NOMRF), a grass-roots fund that is still making grants directly to musicians affected by Hurrican Katrina. You can donate to NOMRF HERE, and watch a video for Ian's song HERE.
Radio shows: My Planet Rocks: On 21 Jul 2007, Ian Hunter appeared on Planet Rock, for an hour-long show called My Planet Rocks. On Wednesday 27 June 2007, Ian Hunter was interviewed on the Nights With Alice Cooper radio show, hosted by the one and only Alice Cooper. Ian Hunter was featured on the WXPN Free At Noon concert series, performing in Philadelphia PA on Friday, 22 June 2007. Ian Hunter appeared on the Steve Jones radio show on 13 June 2007. Ian Hunter appeared on the syndicated radio show Rockline on 2 May 2007, answering phone calls and previewing his new album.
Ian Hunter performed just before the start of the Cleveland Grand Prix in Cleveland OH on Sunday, 24 June 2007.
Ian Hunter appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on 12 June 2007, performing Words (Big Mouth) and sitting down with Craig for a very entertaining interview.
Ian Hunter played a few USA dates in June 2007: Las Vegas NV Four Queens Hotel (June 14), Agoura Hills CA Canyon Club (June 15), San Juan Capistrano CA Coach House (June 16), Los Angeles CA Key Club (June 17).
In the UK, Ian Hunter's album Shrunken Heads was released on 14 May by Jerkin' Crocus. Townsend Records, in association with IanHunter.com, offered a limited edition of the European release which included a bonus disc with three tracks not included in the general release, 'Your Eyes', 'Wasted' and 'Real or Imaginary'.
Ian Hunter has signed with Yep Roc Records in the USA. His new album, Shrunken Heads, was issued on 15 May 2007. Track list: Words (Big Mouth); Fuss About Nothing; When the World Was Round; Brainwashed; Shrunken Heads; Soul Of America; How's Your House?; Guiding Light; I Am What I Hated; Read 'em and Weep. The first 500 pre-orders received a limited edition bonus disc containing Your Eyes, Wasted, and Real Or Imaginary.
Ian Hunter has announced ten UK dates for October 2007. Glasgow Scotland Fruitmarket (20 Oct); Newcastle England Carling Academy (21 Oct); Oxford England The Zodiac (23 Oct); Liverpool England Carling Academy 2 (24 Oct); Bilston England The Robin 2 (25 Oct); Southampton England The Brook (26 Oct); London England Sheperds Bush Empire (28 Oct); Brighton England Komedia (30 Oct).
Ian Hunter announced five Norway dates for May 2007. These shows featured the full band: 22 May 2007 Haugesund (Byscenen); 23 May 2007 Stavanger (Concerthouse); 24 May 2007 Trondheim (Blues Club); 25 May 2007 Lillehammer (Rock Weekend Festival); 26 May 2007 Bergen (venue to be named soon).
Ian Hunter announced three UK acoustic live dates for May 2007: 13 May 2007 Glasgow (King Tut's); 14 May 2007 Birmingham (Glee Club); and 15 May 2007 London (Pigalle Club).
Ian Hunter, The Zombies, and The Charms shared the bill at a handful of California dates in March 2007: The Raven Theater, Healdsburg CA (14 Mar); The Fillmore, San Francisco CA (15 Mar); The Music Box at Fonda, Los Angeles CA (16 Mar); and The Grove, Anaheim CA (17 Mar).
Ian Hunter made a couple guest appearances in December 2006. Ian appeared with the Trans Siberian Orchestra at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland OH on 1/2 Dec, performing Cleveland Rocks and All The Young Dudes. On 15 Dec, he appeared at Carnegie Hall with Alejandro Escovedo, performing Irene Wilde and I Wish I Was Your Mother.
The Journey A Retrospective of Mott the Hoople and Ian Hunter is a new compilation issued by Sony UK on 13 Nov 2006. The 3xCD digipack release will include tracks covering the entire career of Mott The Hoople and Ian Hunter, from Mott The Hoople's self-titled debut through Ian Hunter's 2001 album Rant. The set will inclyude three previously unreleased Ian Hunter tracks: I'm in Awe, Avalanche, and Morons (alternate version).
Ian Hunter is putting the finishing touches on a new studio album called Shrunken Heads. Andy York, Mark Bosch, Jack Petruzzelli, James Mastro, Steve Holley, Graham Maby, Andy Burton have all contributed to it. Some of the new song titles are rumoured to be Shrunken Heads, Guiding Light and Words (Bigmouth).
Three Ian Hunter CDs have been issued in Japan in July 2006, featuring card sleeves and bonus tracks. Sony has issued Ian Hunter, All American Alien Boy, and Overnight Angels. All the bonus tracks are previously released.
Ian Hunter appeared at For The Love Of Arthur at the Beacon Theater in New York NY on 23 June 2006. The show was a benefit for Arthur Lee of the band Love, who is being treated for leukemia. The lineup included Flashy Python anf the Body Snatchers, Garland Jeffreys (with Mark Bosch on guitar), Yo La Tengo, Johnny Echols, Gavin DeGraw, Ryan Adams, Nils Lofgren, Ian Hunter, and Robert Plant. Ian's Rant Band (Andy York, James Mastro, Andy Burton, Tony Shanahan, and Steve Holley) backed Nils Lofgren, Ian Hunter, and Robert Plant. Ian did a six-song set, and returned to sing a duet with Robert Plant on the Everly Brothers' song When Will I Be Loved.
Ian Hunter opened a show for Dave Mason at the Xanadu Theater at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City NJ on 13 May 2006. He performed a semi-acoustic set with Andy York, James Mastro, and Steve Holley.
On 3 April 2006, Sony UK reissued a 30th Anniversary edition of All American Alien Boy, with six bonus tracks: To Rule Britannia from Union Jack (Session outtake); All American Alien Boy (Early Single Version); Irene Wilde (Session Outtake); Weary Anger (Session Outtake); Apathy (Session Outtake); (God) Advise to a Friend (Session Outtake).
Ian Hunter and Andy York joined the Fab Faux onstage on 4 March 2006 at the Premier Music Hall in Danbury CT, performing Keep A Knockin'. The Fab Faux includes Rant contributor Rich Pagano and Rant Band member Jack Petruzzelli.
At the inaugural Classic Rock Magazine awards at Cafe De Paris in London in November 2005, Ian Hunter was honored as the Classic Songwriter. Other award winner were Lemmy Kilmister (Living Legend), Deep Purple (Classic Album), Judas Priest (Metal Guru), Arthur Brown (Showman), Billy Idol (Comeback of the Year), The Answer (Best New Band), Neil Warnock (V.I.P.), and Tommy Vance( Inspiration).
The Ian Hunter live DVD Just Another Night was issued in the USA in NTSC format by Secret Records in October 2005. The DVD was filmed at the Astoria Theater in London in May 2004, and features Andy York (guitar), Mick Ralphs (guitar), Gus Goad (bass), Ian Gibbons (keyboards), and Steve Holley (drums). It also featured a guest appearance by Brian May of Queen.
Ian Hunter and his Rant Band had scheduled a handful of USA dates for July and August 2005, but a back injury forced Ian to cancel.
In July 2005, Secret Records in the UK issued the soundtrack to the Just Another Night as a double CD called The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nuthin' But The TruthThe show was filmed at the Astoria Theater in London in May 2004, and features Andy York (guitar), Mick Ralphs (guitar), Gus Goad (bass), Ian Gibbons (keyboards), and Steve Holley (drums). It also featured a guest appearance by Brian May of Queen.
Ian Hunter's 2005 tour included dates in the USA (March), and Europe and the UK (April and May). The tour included stops in the USA, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, England, Scotland, and Wales. The band included Ian Hunter, Mark Bosch (guitar), James Mastro (guitar), Graham Maby (bass), Andy Burton (keyboards), and Steve Holley (drums). Stan Tippins served as tour manager once again.
A new Ian Hunter live DVD, Just Another Night, was released by Secret Records in the UK in April 2005. The show was filmed at the Astoria Theater in London in May 2004, and features Andy York (guitar), Mick Ralphs (guitar), Gus Goad (bass), Ian Gibbons (keyboards), and Steve Holley (drums). It also featured a guest appearance by Brian May of Queen.
The Ian Hunter live DVD and CD Strings Attached was be issued in the USA by Sanctuary in March 2005. The DVD was recorded live in Oslo in January 2002 with a 17 piece string section.
Ian Hunter appears on a track on Ozzy Osbourne's upcoming Prince Of Darkness box set. Ian and James Mastro made an appearance on Ozzy's recording of All The Young Dudes, which will appear on the set. The set was originally to be called Bible of Ozz and will be released in March 2005.
Ian Hunter appeared on Jools Holland's New Year's Eve Hootenany TV show on 31 December 2004. The show was broadcast on BBC 2 in the UK and reached 3 million viewers. Ian played four songs, including All The Young Dudes and A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square.
Ian Hunter played three dates in the New York City area in December 2004: Fri Dec 10 - The Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ; Sat Dec 11 - The Downtown, Farmingdale NY; Sun Dec 12 - BB Kings, New York NY.
Ian Hunter contributed a track to Por Vida, a tribute album to Alejandro Escovedo. The double CD features a new Ian Hunter studio recording of the Alejandro Escovedo song One More Time, featuring Andy York and James Mastro. The CD was being issued by Or Music and includes contributions from John Cale, Lucinda Williams, The Jayhawks, The Minus 5, Son Volt, The Cowboy Junkies, Chris Stamey, Bob Neuwirth, Charlie Sexton and many others.
Ian Hunter played a month of gigs in the UK, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Spain, and Russia from May-June 2004. His band will include Mick Ralphs (guitar), Andy York (guitar), Gus Goad (bass), Ian Gibbons (keyboards), and Steve Holley (drums).
Ian Hunter played a week of gigs in the New York City area in March 2004. His band included Andy York (guitar), James Mastro (guitar), Tony Shanahan (bass), Andy Burton (keyboards), and Steve Holley (drums). The dates are: 1 March 2004 - BB King's Blues Club, New York NY; 3 March - Crocodile Rock Caf┌, Allentown PA; 4 March - The Downtown, Farmingdale NY; 5 March - The Chance, Poughkeepsie NY; and 6 March - The Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ.
Strings Attached is the title of a new Ian Hunter live DVD and companion 2 CD set, recorded live in Oslo in January 2002. The DVD is confirmed to have been released in Norway, Germany, UK, Australia, and Canada. The double CD is confirmed in Norway, Germany, and the UK. Please be aware that the Canadian DVD release is the only one in the NTSC format for Region 1 (North America).
The Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson album YUI Orta has been reissued in the UK by Lemon Records (UK Lemon CDLEM06). Lemon is a subsidiary of Cherry Red Records. the reissue includes the 1971 Ronno single Fourth Hour of My Sleep / Powers of Darkness as bonus tracks.
Ian Hunter played the Mercury Lounge in NYC on 3 September 2003, as part of a benefit concert for Alejandro Escovedo. Ian play an hour-long set, topping a bill that also featured Willie Nile, Levon Helm and the Last Hombres, Mary Lee's Corvette, Los Lonely Boys, Cindy Bullens, and Tammy Faye Starlight. Visit www.alejandrofund.com to learn about other Alejandro Escovedo benefit concerts, or to contribute to the cause.
BMG Special Markets released a CD called Extended Versions by Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band. The material was recorded live on the 2001 Ringo Starr tour, and lists Ian Hunter's Still Love Rock 'n' Roll. The disc actually includes Irene Wilde.
Ian Hunter appears on the latest CD by Martin's Folly, sharing the vocals on I Wish I Was Your Mother. The disc is called From Hope (USA Johnson's Wax Records) and was released in March 2003. See the Martin's Folly site for more information.
Ian Hunter drummer Steve Holley released his first solo album, The Reluctant Dog (UK Angel Air SJPCD 133), on 13 March 2003. The album includes thirteen songs written and sung by Steve, and musicians include Denny Laine, Huw Gower, and Gail Ann Dorsey. Steve is also touring the US with Dar Williams in April and May.
Ian Hunter appeared at the Waltz V at Cabaret Metro in Chicago IL on March 8th. Ian performed two songs (Dead man Walkin' and Wash Us Away) at the show, accompanied by Andy York, James Mastro, and the Nick Tremulis Orchestra. The benefit show for the Heartland Alliance's Neon Street Programs for Homeless Teens also featured David Johansen, Graham Parker, James Chance, Ivan Julian, Alejandro Escovedo, and others. There are links to reviews on the Waltz V website.
A DVD of Ringo Starr's 2001 All-Starr Band was released on 1 Oct 2002 in the USA, and 14 Oct 2002 in Europe. The disc includes 19 songs from the Rosemont Theater in Chicago IL, and bonus interview footage. Two Ian Hunter songs are included, and All The Young Dudes. (A Pay-Per-View special of the show was also broadcast on 11 Aug 2002.) On 6 Aug 2002, King Biscuit Records released a live CD from the same show. King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Ringo Starr and his New All Starr Band contains 16 tracks, including All The Young Dudes. Visit the King Biscuit site for more information.
Angel Air released a new album by the Darrell Bath/John Plain band The Crybabys on 7 August 2002. Daily Misery (UK Angel Air SJPCD120) includes a song called Rock 'n Roll Heart, which was cowritten by Ian Hunter and Darrell Bath. Visit the Angel Air site for more information.
Ian Hunter recently completed his 2002 UK tour, which took place from 7 May through 22 May. This one was especially memorable, because for the first time since 1973, Mick Ralphs joined Ian Hunter on guitar.
Ian Hunter performed a short set at Amoeba Music in Hollywood CA on 22 March to promote Rant. James Mastro accompanied Ian for the acoustic set, which covered eight songs and was followed by an autograph session. The next day Ian and James performed in the living room of Concert In Your Home winner Bruce Kilgour.
Ian Hunter played two shows at the Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway on January 29th and 30th, 2002. He was accompanied by Andy York (guitar), Torstein Flakne (guitar), Kjetil Berkestrand (keyboards), Sven Lindvall (bass), Per Lindvall (drums), and the Trondheim Soloists, a 17 member string section. The shows were filmed for an upcoming DVD release, scheduled for release later this year.
Sony Rewind has issued a remastered CD version of Ian Hunter's Overnight Angels album (UK Sony Rewind 5060632). It was released on 28 January 2002. The album includes one bonus track, 'England Rocks'.
Ian Hunter co-wrote four songs for the album Back From Hell, a new album recorded by BDS (Bouchard, Dunaway, and Smith). The group features Joe Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult, and Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith from Alice Cooper's group.
Ian Hunter toured North America in late 2001, with a band that included Andy York (guitar), James Mastro (guitar), Tony Shanahan (bass), Georgie Wood (keyboards), and Steve Holley (drums). For the first two gigs, Andy was busy with John Mellencamp, and so Jack Petruzzelli filled in on guitar.
Fuel 2000 issued a promo CD single for Death of a Nation to radio station (USA Fuel 2000, no catalog number). The single also includes live acoustic versions of Wash Us Away and All The Young Dudes, recorded during a promotional appearance earlier in the year.
Spitfire Records has licensed a number of Mott The Hoople related albums for reissue in the US. Ian Hunter's Welcome To The Club has been announced but no release date has been set.
New Millennium in the UK have reissued the Mick Ronson Memorial Concert as a 3 CD set called The Memorial Show (UK NMC PILOT 94). The third disc is limited to 5000 copies and includes CD video of two tracks from the concert, Roger Taylor's A Kind Of Magic and Ian Hunter's All The Young Dudes.
Ian Hunter toured North America with Ringo Starr's 2001 All-Starr Band in July, August, and September 2001. Ian played Cleveland Rocks, Still Love Rock and Roll, and All The Young Dudes. Irene Wilde also found it's way into the set part way through the tour. Other members of the All-Starrs were Greg Lake, Roger Hodgson, Howard Jones, and Sheila E.
Ian Hunter's 2001 UK tour consisted of eleven dates in June.
To support his new album, Ian Hunter embarked on a short promotional tour which included live radio sessions, interviews, meet and greet sessions, and a couple club dates. At most appearances Ian performed an acoustic set, with James Mastro helping him out.
An Ian Hunter CD single, The Rant EP, was released by Papillon Records in the UK on 7 May 2001 (BTFLYS0017). The disc comes is a slimline case and includes the three tracks Still Love Rock 'n' Roll, Dead Man Walking, and Death of a Nation.
Ian Hunter's new album is called Rant and was released in the USA (Fuel 2000) and Canada (True North) on 24 April 2001. The UK release appeared on 21 May 2001 (Papillon).
Ian Hunter sat in with Paul Shaffer and the house band on David Letterman's Late Show (a USA late night TV show) on 26 September 2000, performing for the audience during commercial breaks. Unfortunately, TV viewers only got to hear a few seconds of each song as the show went in and out of commercial.
On 24 July 2000, Ian Hunter sang All The Young Dudes onstage with Def Leppard at their gig at Jones Beach on Long Island, NY.
Ian Hunter played a handful of live dates in the UK and the USA to promote the release of Sony's 2xCD anthology, Once Bitten Twice Shy. For the UK dates, Ian used the same band he used in 1999: Darrell Bath (guitar), Paul Cuddeford (guitar), Paul 'Trevor' Francis (bass), Ian Gibbons (keyboards), and Steve Holley (drums). For the lone USA date, Ian's band included Andy York (guitar), John Conte (bass), Tom Mandel (keyboards), and Steve Holley (drums).
New Millenium's Missing In Action CD, a compilation of live Ian Hunter solo material, was released on 15 May 2000. Early copies of the album included a bonus disc called Collateral Damage, which contained additional live material.
Sony's new Ian Hunter anthology, Once Bitten Twice Shy, was released in the UK on 15 May 2000. This two-CD set includes over 20 rare and unreleased tracks, and early copies come with a custom slipcover. The USA release appeared on 25 July 2000 with identical packaging.
Ian Hunter completed his 1999 tour of the UK in April, playing more than two dozen shows in England and Scotland. His band consisted of Darrell Bath, Paul Cuddeford, Paul Francis, Ian Gibbons, and Steve Holley.
The First Annual Mott The Hoople Convention at the Robin 2 in Bilston (UK) on 17 April 1999. Although he was not officially part of the convention, Ian Hunter played two gigs at the club during the same weekend. Luther Grosvenor, Joe Elliott, Blue Weaver, and Verden Allen all turned up onstage during Ian's show on the 17th.
Ian Hunter appeared at the Bruce Henderson Charity Ball, held on 8 January 1999 at New York's Bowery Ballroom. Ian Hunter played two songs at the benefit concert for the New York singer songwriter, which also feature Marshall Crenshaw, Freedy Johnston, and others.
On 16 September 1998, Ian Hunter made an in-store appearance at the Virgin Megastore in London along with Mick Ralphs, Verden Allen, and Blue Weaver. They signed copies of the Sony box set, and Campbel Devine's authorized biography. Virgin had advertised a live performance by Hunter, Ralphs, and Allen, but it never materialized.