Mott The Hoople announced that Thunder would join them as Special Guests at their show in The O2 London as part of their UK tour. Thunder are one of the UK’s best loved rock acts, having had 18 top 40 UK hits since 1989, and the 02 date provided a rare opportunity to see them live in London in 2013.
Support also came from the legendary Fish (formerly of Marillion) who performed hits from throughout his career and also songs from his new album “A Feast of Consequences”.
Formed in 1969, Mott The Hoople went on to become one of the best loved and most influential rock groups of all time. Their string of hits started with the David Bowie-penned “All The Young Dudes”, after which the band’s legend was written with original classics such as “All the Way From Memphis”, “Roll Away The Stone”, “Saturday Gigs” and “The Golden Age Of Rock N Roll”.
The band, whose fame was established initially by their incandescent live shows, reformed to celebrate their legacy in 2009, which saw them play a series of critically and commercially successful live dates to mark their 40th anniversary. The gigs, including a 5-night, sold-out stint at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, were the first time the original lineup had played together in over 35 years, and brought a tear to many a fan’s eye. The universally lavish praise for them included a 5/5 Daily Telegraph review that declared “Mott The Hoople storm back to London for a dazzling night at the Hammersmith Apollo.”