IAN HUNTER, former leader of Mott the Hoople, arrives for the first time as a solo artist in Italy for two dates, 4 and 5 May in Rome and Milan, in the company of his Rant Band.
Ian Hunter, after leaving the quintessential glam band in 1974, never stopped releasing albums let alone touring, continuing the tradition that Mott the Hoople were the best live band of the 1970s. We don't say this, but the direct competitors of the time do: Led Zeppelin, Free and David Bowie, who wrote the memorable 'All the young Dudes' which brought them success in 1972. Mott the Hoople were also the first band to play in a Broadway theatre and boast the record of being the only artists to have had Queen as a special guest at one of their concerts. Ian Hunter himself has always warded off any reunion, going headlong into a successful solo career, such as the latest album 'Man Overboard'which was released in June 2009 and consecrates 25 years of music since leaving Mott the Hoople: the first album under the name Ian Hunter dates back to 1975, which was followed by eighteen more studio and live albums.
Joining him on the stages of Crossraods in Rome and Alcatraz in Milan is The Rant Band, consisting of James Mastro (guitar and mandolin), Mark Bosch (guitar), Andy Burton (keyboards), Paul Page (bass) and Steve Holley (drums).
IAN HUNTER & THE RANT BAND for the first time live in Italy:
TUESDAY 4 MAY 2010 - ROME - CROSSROADS
WEDNESDAY 5 MAY 2010 - MILAN - ALCATRAZ
For both dates, tickets cost 30 euros + presale fees.
Tickets on sale on the TicketOne circuit and at www.ticketone.it
For the Milan date, tickets will also be available at the usual Barley Arts Promotion sales outlets, while for the Rome date you can check the venue's website:www.crossroadsliveclub.com