“Following the Bad Company UK tour that wound up last Saturday at London’s 02 Arena the family and representatives of the band’s co-founder, guitarist and songwriter Mick Ralphs are sad to announce that Mick has suffered a stroke.
“Mick is receiving excellent medical care and is recovering in hospital, although all his public engagements are necessarily on hold, pending his improvement.
“Everyone is wishing Mick a speedy recovery, and further news will be announced at the appropriate time. “
Mott The Hoople Atlantic Albums Boxed Set
POPMarket has teamed up with Rhino Custom Products to issue Complete Atlantic Studio Albums, an exclusive vinyl boxed set of Mott The Hoople’s first four studio albums. It faithfully reproduces the original Atlantic LP releases as 180-gram pressings, and houses them in a numbered slipcover that includes a 12×12 mini-poster of the band.
Mott The Hoople 2013 CD and DVD Set
It is with great pleasure we 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.
Mott The Hoople 2013 Reunion Tour
Mott The Hoople have announced a reunion tour for November 2013. The band will be returning to the UK in November 2013 for five dates only. 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).
11 Nov 2013 – Birmingham, England – Symphony
13 Nov 2013 – Glasgow, Scotland – Clyde Auditorium
16 Nov 2013 – Newcastle, England – City Hall
17 Nov 2013 – Manchester, England – O2 Apollo
18 Nov 2013 – London, England – The O2