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