Ex-Mott the Hoople’s Ian Hunter Releases New Solo Track, ‘Ghost’ + 2017 Tour Dates, Listen!

Ian Hunter released a second cut from his 2016 solo album, Fingers Crossed. The track is called ‘Ghost,’ which was inspired by a November 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.

Fingers Crossed unveils ten new, self-penned songs including his much-anticipated homage to David Bowie ‘Dandy’. “I think ‘Dandy’ might be my favorite track on the album,” Ian admits “I like the line – ‘and then we took the last bus home’. Recorded at HOBO Studios in New Jersey, and co-produced by Hunter and Andy York, the record features his magnificent Rant Band and is the follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed When I’m President.

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.

Ian Hunter & the Rant Band 2017 Tour Dates


Fri 02 Jun 2017 – Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk CT
Sat 03 Jun 2017 – City Winery, New York NY
Sun 04 Jun 2017 – City Winery, New York NY
Tue 12 Sep 2017 – Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA
Wed 13 Sep 2017 – The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano CA


Thu 08 Jun 2017 – Sweden Rock, Solvsborg Sweden
Fri 09 Jun 2017 – Liseberg Taubescenen, Gothenburg, Sweden
Sat 10 Jun 2017 – Rjukan Rock Festival, Rjukan Norway
Sun 11 Jun 2017 – Oslo Konserthus, Oslo, Norway


Tue 13 Jun 2017 – Harpenden Public Halls, Harpenden UK
Wed 14 Jun 2017 – Old Fire Station, Carlisle UK
Fri 16 Jun 2017 – Waterfront, Norwich UK
Sat 17 Jun 2017 – Cheese & Grain, Frome UK
Sun 18 Jun 2017 – Arts Centre, Bingley UK
Tue 20 Jun 2017 – Hangar 34, Liverpool UK
Wed 21 Jun 2017 – Stables, Milton Keynes UK
*** Milton Keynes is sold out, but don’t forget nearby Harpenden on 13 June!
Thu 22 Jun 2017 – Welly Club, Hull UK
Sun 25 Jun 2017 – Town Hall, Birmingham UK
Mon 26 Jun 2017 – Guild Hall, Preston UK
Wed 28 Jun 2017 – Student Central (formerly ULU), London UK
Thu 29 Jun 2017 – Plug, Sheffield UK
Fri 30 Jun 2017 – Engine Rooms, Southampton UK
Mon 03 Jul 2017 – Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Playhouse, Whitley Bay UK


18 Oct 2017 – Teatro Circo, Murcia Spain
19 Oct 2017 – Teatro Lara, Madrid Spain
20 Oct 2017 – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao Spain