THE FORMER frontman of 70s glam rockers Mott The Hoople will headline Bingley Arts Centre on June 18.

Ian Hunter and his Rant Band will perform a set of songs combining his acclaimed solo output with Mott classics.

The concert is the latest to be organised by promoters BAC2Live.

BAC2Live spokesman Steve Waite said that Ian Hunter was widely revered as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most compelling performers as well as being an accomplished songwriter.

He said: “As author of such immortal anthems as All The Way From Memphis, Once Bitten, Twice Shy and Cleveland Rocks and the voice of such landmarks as All The Young Dudes, Mott and You’re Never Alone With A Schizophrenic, he remains a hero to fellow musicians and fans around the world.

“Whilst his achievements during his first decade as a recording artist would have been more than enough to ensure his iconic status, Hunter has never been one to coast on past glories.

“In the past dozen years he’s made a series of riveting albums that stand with his best and most resonant work, while making a decisive return to touring, delivering incendiary live performances that show his fire to be burning as brightly as ever.”

Ian was already a veteran of the London music scene by the time he joined Mott The Hoople in 1969.

With Mott he recorded four albums by the time they hit international stardom with the glam-rock anthem, the David Bowie penned All The Young Dudes.

The band’s artistic and commercial success continued with albums Mott and The Hoople, between them boasting a host of hits.

On their final tour Mott The Hoople took out a then little-known band, Queen, who would have a hit single with a song about their experiences, Now I’m Here.

Mott The Hoople disbanded in 1974.

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