Category: News


Oct 12: Additional Norwegian date

On 12 Oct 2014, Ian Hunter and the Rant Band become the first western artists to play in a lavvu at this intimate gig: Storstuu Winsnes, Singsås, Norway. Click here for more information.

Don’t miss Ian Hunter at the Bell House in September!

Ian Hunter’s show on 5 September at Stage One in Fairfield CT has been sold out for weeks, but you can still catch Ian and the Rant Band at the Bell House in Brooklyn NY on 6 September before they head off to the UK and Scandanavia. Click here for ticket information.

12 July 2014 – Pleasantville Music Festival

The Tenth Annual Pleasantville Music Festival at Parkway Field in Pleasantville, NY on Saturday July 12, 2014. This “save-the-date” event brings thousand of visitors to Parkway Field in Pleasantville, NY, for this “Best of Westchester” festival. “We love this festival because it beautifully combines the feel of a small-town, outdoor-in-the-ball-field concert with world-class, nationally recognized musicians.” – Westchester Magazine.

For more information visit the Pleasantville Music Festival website.

Ian’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday Bash (03 Jun 2014)

Ian Hunter’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday Bash will be held at the City Winery in New York City on June 3, 2014. Tickets are on sale now to City Winery VinoFile members, and should be on general sale soon. More information can be found on the City Winery website.

New Norwegian Dates – Oct 2014

07 Oct 2014 – Festiviteten, Haugesund

08 Oct 2014 – USF Røkeriet, Bergen

09 Oct 2014 – Union Scene, Drammen

11 Oct 2014 – Byscenen, Trondheim

New Sweden gigs – Oct 2014

16th Oct 2014 – KB, Malmø more info

17th Oct 2014 – Falkenhallen, Falkenberg more info

18th Oct 2014 – Nalen, Stockholm more info

Live 2013 DVD and CD Commemorative Set

It is with great pleasure to announce that following the successful 2013 Reunion Tour, Mott The Hoople fans will now be able to secure a commemorative copy from the tour via all good independent stores.

The Live DVD, featuring exclusive video footage from Mott’s memorable performance on the 17th November at Manchester Apollo is the first full-length video release by the band and most likely the only to be included in their extensive catalogue. In addition to the DVD, this commemorative set includes bonus audio from the same night, across two discs.
Official release date is 12th May 2014 at all good independent stores, including prominence in HMV’s State of Independents display.

StageOne, Fairfield CT – 05 Sep 2014

IAN HUNTER AND THE RANT BAND
Stage One, Fairfield CT
Friday, 05 Sep 2014

Tickets for the show are on sale now.

The Bell House, Brooklyn NY – 06 Sep 2014

IAN HUNTER AND THE RANT BAND
The Bell House, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, 06 Sep 2014
support from Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby

Tickets for the show are on sale now.

The Further Adventures of … DOWN ‘n’ OUTZ

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DEF LEPPARD’S JOE ELLIOTT FRONTED PROJECT TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF… ON APRIL 22nd (APRIL 21st UK)

Down ‘n’ Outz are pleased to announce the release of a brand new album The Further Adventures Of…, which is the third instalment of the project fronted by Def Leppard’s lead singer Joe Elliott, and features tracks connected to Mott the Hoople.

The project was born in 2009 when Mott The Hoople reformed and asked long-time friend and fan Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) to get involved. Joe formed the Down ‘n’ Outz with The Quireboys’ Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards), plus Phil Martini (drums). Together they looked to bring songs by Mott The Hoople and spin off projects of Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions to a wider audience.

In 2009 Down ‘n’ Outz supported Mott The Hoople at one of the band’s five Hammersmith Apollo shows, which garnered much interest with fans. The fan demand eventually led to the band looking to create an album. 2011 saw the release of the critically acclaimed debut My Re-Generation through Bludgeon Riffola via Mailboat Records (Joe Perry, Walter Becker, Chris Isaak, Jeff Bridges). My Re-Generation included the singles “England Rocks” and “Overnight Angels,” that reached No 4 and No 1 respectively on the US Media Base Rock chart -keeping Eric Clapton’s new single off the top of the chart for 2 weeks. The band then released a live DVD taken from those initial shows called “Live At Hammersmith Apollo.” The new album The Further Adventures of… picks up where the live DVD left off and features the driving groove of album opener – and first single – “Rock And Roll Queen”(pre-order the album HERE and get “Rock And Roll Queen” instantly). The collection also includes the good time of rock-n-roll tune “One Of The Boys,” and ballad “The Journey,” plus the drum heavy song “Violence.” This LP is set to bring out a rich and much loved seam of British songwriting to a whole new audience. The album was produced by Joe Elliott with co-production by Ronan McHugh. The album was recorded at Joe Elliott’s own studio Joe’s Garage.

Joe Elliott says, “These songs make up a huge portion of who I am and I feel incredibly privileged to have been able to record them and hopefully give them a new lease of life, which, quite frankly, is long overdue.”

Morgan Fisher (keyboardist Mott The Hoople 1973/1974 and also Mott and British Lions) expresses, “It’s like Joe and the boys have taken some vintage films and slapped them onto a big, bright Technicolor screen. A great, in-your-face new way to experience some of Mott’s finest songs!”

Ian Hunter says, “I’m blown away by these recordings. The solo by Paul Guerin on ‘The Journey’ is one of the best I’ve heard. These songs really suit Joe’s voice also. It’s a whole different side to him and the project gets my approval!”

After supporting Mott The Hoople in 2009, Down ‘n’ Outz played the main stage of inaugural High Voltage festival at Victoria Park, London during the Summer of 2010. Following this memorable performance, they toured the UK as main support to Paul Rogers in 2011. The band is currently working on live dates for 2014/2015.

Tracklisting is as follows …

Rock And Roll Queen
Stiff Upper Lip
Marionette
One Of The Boys
Whizz Kid
Violence
The Journey
Drivin’ Sister
The Original Mixed-Up Kid
Crash Street Kidds
Broadside Outcasts
The Revenge Of The Shipwrecked Hedgehog
Sea Diver (iTunes Bonus Track)
One Of The Boys – radio edit – (iTunes Bonus Track)