Upcoming USA Shows

24 Nov 2017 – Stage One, Fairfield CT Tickets
25 Nov 2017 – Tupleo Music Hall, Derry NH Tickets

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The Reviews Are Coming In …

NJ Arts: Outpost in the Burbs turns up the volume for Ian Hunter
Montclair NJ
3SongsBonn: Reliving the Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll with Ian Hunter
Bonn Germany
Insonoro: Ian Hunter – Bilbao
Bilbao Spain
Dirty Rock: Ian Hunter – Leyenda Viva Del Rock En Madrid
Madrid Spain
Rock Culture: Ian Hunter and The Rant Band en el Teatro Circo Murcia
Murcia Spain
Martinez Tribune: Ian Hunter Rocks and Rolls Away the Stone at The Fillmore
San Francisco CA
Ross Halfin: September 2017
San Juan Capistrano CA

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The Horse’ Mouth

Ian answers questions in his monthly column The Horse’s Mouth. This forum gives fans a chance to send a question directly to Ian, many of which he will answer in the next edition. The Horse’s Mouth for July 2017 has just been posted here.

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The Contents of Stranded in Reality

You will all have been excited by the extraordinary content of the CDs and DVDs in the monumental Stranded In Reality set – tracks viewable at www.propermusic.com

Now, let us tell you about some of the other enticing extras that will be revealed when you open the box.
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An 88-page “album sized” hard back book containing:

  • Show me what you got now … Stranded in Reality explained
  • The journey … the Ian Hunter story, penned by Ian Hunter biographer Campbell Devine, with quotes from Ian and his musical sidekicks along the way.
  • Down the tracks … Ian reflects on over 200 tracks with fascinating insights from the man himself.
  • Go tell the superstar … reflections and testimonials from rock ‘n’ roll luminaries

All illustrated with stunning artwork, several rare and previously unseen images, many donated by Ian from his personal collection, record sleeves, promo material and memorabilia.

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A 20-page 70s facsimile music paper containing historic press features, reviews and ads – plus a Hunter Ronson double-page Tour Poster – sequentially re-constructed from Sounds, Record Mirror, DISC and Melody Maker, and completely dedicated to Ian’s solo career (1975 to 2015)

Lithograph
An unissued archive black and white reproduction print, taken at the 1976 All-American Alien Boy sessions for Philip Hays’ album artwork, personally signed by Ian Hunter.

Click the image below to view some example pages from the book.
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The limited edition boxset is available now on www.propermusic.com.

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City Winery Boston-Postponed

We are very sorry for the last minute announcement. Ian and the band look forward to rescheduling and playing there. The City Winery shows are always a great night. Please see the statement below from the venue:

Dear Ticket Holder,

Due to unforeseen and unavoidable construction delays, the Ian Hunter and the Rant Band show on 11/18 has been postponed. We are working quickly to reschedule the show, and we anticipate on having a new date within the next few days. At that time, you will have the opportunity to redeem your current tickets on the new date in the same seats you originally purchased. If you are unable to attend the new date, we can credit your purchase.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, please stay tuned for more information.

Best,
City Winery Concierge

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Promoter Cancels Japan Dates

Unfortunately, the Japanese shows of Ian Hunter and The Rant Band planned for September 2017 were cancelled by the promoter.

While Ian and the Rant Band were willing and prepared to meet their obligations, and tour in Japan on their scheduled dates, the promoter was unwilling to proceed, ‘due to the threat of war’.

Please request full refunds immediately at point of purchase. Ticket holders have only two weeks to get their money back. We have no plans to tour Japan in the immediate future.

残念ながら2017年9月に予定されていたイアン・ハンター&ザ・ラント・バンドの日本公演は中止となりました。

イアン&ザ・ラント・バンドはプロモーターとの取り決めに合意し、予定どおりの日程で日本のツアーを行う準備をしていましたが、プロモーターは“戦争の脅威のため”ツアーを行うことに合意しませんでした。

チケットの払い戻しは、購入された場所ですぐに行って下さい。

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Ian Hunter & The Rant Band new single ‘Ghosts’

Ian Hunter & The Rant Band new single, ‘Ghosts’ and June/July UK tour.

Following on from last year’s fond tribute to David Bowie, ‘Dandy,’ Ian Hunter releases a second cut from his widely acclaimed new solo album, ‘Fingers Crossed.’ A vivacious stomper, recorded at HOBO Studios in New Jersey, and co-produced by Hunter and Andy York, ‘Ghosts’ was inspired by a 2014 visit to Union Avenue in Memphis where Ian and the Rant Band were invited to jam in rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Sam Phillips’ legendary Sun Studio.

“I’m like some kid in a candy store – always been a fan
It’s all still here – the atmosphere – it’s where it all began”

As leader of ‘70s British rock legends Mott the Hoople and as a hugely influential solo artist, Ian Hunter is widely revered as one of rock’n’roll’s most compelling performers and one of its most articulate songwriters. As author of such immortal anthems as, “All The Way From Memphis”, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and “Cleveland Rocks” and the voice of such landmark albums as, “All The Young Dudes”, “Mott”, “Ian Hunter” and “You’re Never Alone With A Schizophrenic”, he remains a hero to fellow musicians and fans around the world.

‘Ghosts’ will be released on 9th June 2017 on Proper Records. Audio stream here

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Praise for ‘Fingers Crossed’ :

“On this evidence, nothing’s going to touch him in these golden years”
– 9/10, Classic Rock

“Each time Ian Hunter releases a new album it’s hailed as a late period classic”
– 4 stars, Record Collector

“Fingers Crossed continues Hunter’s chain of excellent 21st-century albums”
– 4 stars, Q

“Hunter is still firing on all cylinders”
– 4 stars, Sunday Express

“Every song has a soaring melody”
– 4 stars, MOJO

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Record Store Day 2017 – Dandy 7″

This Record Store Day, which takes place on the 22nd April, Proper Records will be releasing a limited edition exclusive 7″ gold vinyl single of Dandy taken from the latest album Fingers Crossed. Dandy is Hunter’s fond tribute to David Bowie which reflects on a relationship cemented in 1972 when Bowie produced Mott’s album All the Young Dudes and provided its hit title track.

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The Friday Night Rock Show

The Friday Night Rock Show featuring Ian Hunter airs the Friday (7 Apr 2017). Vintage TV is available on Sky 369, Freeview 82, Virgin 343, Freesat 505 and BT/TalkTalk 82. For full episodes and exclusive content, download the free Vintage TV app or visit their website: www.vintage.tv.

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Sweden Rock Festival 2017

Ian Hunter and the Rant Band are confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival 2017 on 8 June 2017.

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