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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 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 teh 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.
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.
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.
Verden Allen and Soft Ground *and* The Mick Ralphs Blues Band will both appear at the Spring Edition of the Cambridge Rock Festival on the weekend of 27-29 April 2012. Other Mick Ralphs Blues Band dates: Met Theatre, Bury UK (25 Feb 2012); Stables, Milton Keynes UK (02 Mar 2012); Long Street Blues Club, Devizes UK (03 Mar 2012); Green Hotel, Kinross UK (17 Mar 2012); Maid's Head, Wicken near Ely, Cambridge UK (30 Jun 2012); Bootleggers, Kendal UK (26 Jul 2012); Bingley Arts Centre, Bingley UK (03 Aug 2012); Cambridge Rock Festival, Cambridge UK (04 Aug 2012); Great British R&B Festival, Colne UK (27 Aug 2012).
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 .
Exciting times for Verden Allen and his band Soft Ground as they go into 2012, starting with a 'Whispering' Bob Harris Radio 2 session to be aired on 22 January 2012. Afterward, they will play live dates at The Half Moon, Putney on 11 Feb 2012 and then closer to home on 14 April 2012 at Worcester's Huntingdon Hall for another night of Mott classics and Verden's own solo material.
On 3 Oct 2011, John Fiddler released the Medicine Head album Fiddlersophical (UK Angel Air SJPCD 373).
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
Mick Ralphs Blues Band 2011 dates: 25 August 2011 - Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough England; 08 Nov 2011 - The Robin Hood 2, Bilston England; 11 Nov 2011 - The Musician, Leicester England; 17 Nov 2011 - The Old Vic, Swindon England; 26 Nov 2011 - Jazz Cafe, London England.
If You Dare is the third solo album from Luther Grosvenor, a.k.a. Ariel Bender. It will be issued on 20 June 2011 in the UK (Angel Air SJPCD360) and wasd recorded with Mike Triggs, Mark Eden, and Jim Houghton. Tracks include 'Dusty Track', 'If You Dare', 'Say Never', 'Emis Song', 'Fire And Water', 'Tears Run Dry', 'Kids', 'Heroes', 'Nobody Knows', 'If You Dare' (version 2).
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.
Mick Ralphs will be playing a couple live dates in the UK in June 2011. Mick Ralphs & Co. is a blues band featuring Sam Kelly on drums, and will play on 8 June 2011 at Jagz in Ascot. Mick Ralphs and the Fabulous Morons is a covers band, and will play Rugfest Beer & Music Festival in Wallingford on 24 June 2011.
The Ballad of Mott The Hoople documentary will be screened at the Southend On Sea Film Festival on 29 April 2011 at 8:30 PM in the Palace Theatre. Tickets are just ˙3. The screening will be introduced by co-director Chris Hall and local music writer and DJ Daryl Easlea. 'This remarkable documentary presents the story of this iconic bandĂs 2009 reunion concerts with passion and affection. Archive footage shows the band in their 70s pomp, with hits such as 'All the Young Dudes', 'Roll Away the Stone' and 'All the Way From Memphis' showing what a singular band they were.'
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.
The Ballad of Mott The Hoople documentary will be show at the Chicago International Music & Movies Festival (CIMM) in April 2011. It will be screened only once, on 16 April at Heaven, 1550 North Milwaukee at 4 PM.
The Ballad of Mott The Hoople documentary will be show at the Borderlines Film Festival in Hereford, England in March 2011. It will be screened twice, once on 25 March and again on 28 March at the Main House of the Courtyard Centre for the Arts.
Nigel Benjamin has issued his first solo album, which is currently available through the ReverbNation service. The album has 11 tracks and is entitled In The Absence of God. You can hear the album on his ReverbNation page.
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).
Live In Sweden 1971 is a vinyl album from Germany (Sireena 4006) and consists of Mott The Hoople's 1971.02.16 live concert recorded at Konserthuset, Stockholm Sweden. The LP was licensed from Angel Air Records, and the tracks were all originally released on the Stockholm To Philadelphia CD.
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.
Luther attended the premiere of the Mott The Hoople documentary The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople at the British Film Institute's London Film Festival in October 2010.
The Ballad of Mott The Hoople, the long awaited documentary film from Start Productions, premiered at the London Film Festival in October 2010. It was screened on three dates at the British Film Institute, Southbank, London: Sat 16 Oct 21:00 (NFT1), Mon 18 Oct 15:30 (NFT1), and Tue 19 Oct 19:00 (Studio). Ian, Mick, Verden, Luther, Diane Stevens, and Jimmy Page were all in attendance.