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  MOTT THE HOOPLE ANNOUNCE SPECIAL GUESTS THUNDER AND FISH (FORMERLY OF MARILLION) FOR LONDON O2
13th August 2013

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There's something a bit Fishy going on here...



Mott The Hoople are pleased to announce that Thunder will join them as Special Guests on their 02 show in London on Monday 18th November 2013. Thunder are one of the UK's best loved rock acts, having had 18 top 40 UK hits since 1989, and the 02 date provides a rare opportunity to see them live in London in 2013.

Support also comes from the legendary Fish (formerly of Marillion). He will be performing hits from throughout his career and also songs from his forthcoming new album 'A Feast Of Consequences'. As with Thunder, Fish will only be appearing at The O2 show.

Thunder singer Danny Bowes says: "We originally decided just to do a handful of live shows this year, but people keep offering us juicy things to do. To be asked to do this with the legendary Mott The Hoople is a great honour, and with it being at the 02 makes it a very juicy thing indeed. Fish is an old mate too, so we can't wait for November".

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Formed in 1969, Mott The Hoople went on to become one of the best loved and most influential rock groups of all time. Their string of hits started with the David Bowie-penned 'All The Young Dudes', after which the band's legend was written with original classics such as 'All The Way From Memphis', 'Roll Away The Stone', 'Saturday Gigs' and 'The Golden Age Of Rock N Roll'.

The band, whose fame was established initially by their incandescent live shows, reformed to celebrate their legacy in 2009, which saw them play a series of critically and commercially successful live dates to mark their 40th anniversary. The gigs, including a 5-night, sold-out stint at London's Hammersmith Apollo, were the first time the original lineup had played together in over 35 years, and brought a tear to many a fan's eye.

The universally lavish praise for them included a 5/5 Daily Telegraph review that declared: "Mott The Hoople storm back to London for a dazzling night at the Hammersmith Apollo."

The band's full UK dates in November 2013 are as follows:

Mon 11th Nov: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wed 13th Nov: Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
Sat 16th Nov: Newcastle City Hall
Sun 17th Nov: Manchester O2 Apollo
Mon 18th Nov: London The O2 support from Thunder and Fish

The shows will feature original members Verden Allen (keyboards/vocals), Ian Hunter (vocals/guitar/piano), Mick Ralphs (guitar/vocals) and Overend Watts (bass/vocals). Due to ill health, original drummer Dale Griffin will be substituted by Martin Chambers (The Pretenders).





WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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