Mott The Hoople '74 at Coca-Cola Roxy
VENUE AND EVENT INFO
This is an all ages event.
In the Seventies, there were rock ‘n’ roll bands and there was Mott the Hoople. Adored by a cult following, Mott was different as their focal point, Ian Hunter, oozed image and was a creative force. Hunter combined homage, honesty and killer hooks in many incredible songs, was one of the most inventive and incendiary writers of the Seventies and captured the attention of countless bands and singers. ‘If it hadn’t been for Mott, there would be no us’ ... Mick Jones, The Clash. David Bowie, was a secret fan of Mott and an admirer of Hunter’s commanding on-stage persona, and he offered them a classic song ... ‘All the Young Dudes’ ... which swaggered to No.3 in the UK singles chart and propelled the band towards a mainstream audience. Mott the Hoople was re-born and Hunter felt rejuvenated, writing most of the songs for Mott which is still regarded as a classic album of the Seventies chronicling the trials, tribulations, inspirations and desperation of rock and roll. Sell-out Mott tours were punctuated by a string of successful singles penned by Ian ... ‘Honaloochie Boogie’ (No.12), ‘All the Way from Memphis’ (No.10), ‘Roll Away the Stone’ (No.8) and ‘The Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ (No.16) ... while Hunter blazed across the front pages of the world’s music press. ‘When great singles weren’t that common on mid-Seventies TV shows, Mott the Hoople on Top of the Pops gave us hope. In the spring of 1974 Mott the Hoople became the first rock band to sell out a week of Broadway concerts in New Y ork and ‘Led Zep’ attended Mott’s opening night. ‘Mott the Hoople belongs in the ‘Hall of Fame’ if anyone does ... and Ian Hunter’s presence in rock ‘n’ roll is everlasting!’ ... Robin Zander, Cheap Trick. Since 1975 Ian Hunter has crafted an astonishing solo career with Ian Hunter, All-American Alien Boy, You’re Never Alone with a Schizophrenic, Rant and the recent Top 40 album, Fingers Crossed ... but, in 2019, ‘The Class of 74’ is back! Mott the Hoople will play a series of British and American concerts this year, including a show at New York’s Beacon Theatre and two London gigs. “Tickets for the fantasy” ... focused on The Hoople, Mott the Hoople Live and the infamous Uris Theatre Broadway concerts ... are “a must” in 2019, considering the band’s amazing European festival appearances in 2018. In a five-star review of the Mott’s recent Ramblin’ Man headlining performance, ‘Sweet Jane’, ‘Honaloochie Boogie’ and their epic encore of ‘Saturday Gigs’ were cited as monumental moments by Classic Rock who wrote: “Mott the Hoople are simply brilliant. Their energy, passion and obvious skills are a joy to behold ... a band at the top of their game.”