Not So Young Dudes- Mott the Hoople to Play first Michigan Show in 45 Years
Carry the news! Ian Hunter has reunited some of the lads from the classic lineup of Mott the Hoople for a U.S. tour that includes a Detroit date.
Queen was the opening act the last time Mott the Hoople toured the United States in 1974. (I wonder whatever happened to them?) May 20, 1974, Ian Hunter, Ariel Bender, Morgan Fisher Pete Overend Watts, Dale Griffin and Mick Ronson took the stage at Detroit's Masonic Temple. Hunter, Bender and Fisher will be back in Detroit on April 5, 2019 at the Filmore in the middle of a reunion tour.
"I want to hear you. I want to see you. And I want to talk to you- all of you!"
It was a Monday night at the Masonic in '74 and the stage may still have been a whiter shade of pale after Procol Harem had been there the night before. Since the Grande Ballroom had closed down in '73, all the great bands played the Masonic: Foghat, Steely Dan, Black Oak Arkansas, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Peter Frampton's Camel, Van Morrison, Dave Mason and Genesis just to name a lot. That one wonderful week in '74 alone, Mott played Monday with Linda Ronstadt opening for the Eagles on Wednesday and the Guess Who and Rare Earth for the weekend.
Relive those glory days of glam for one night only in Detroit. It's too bad David Bowie isn't here to see this.