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  • reviews: 8
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  • rating: 94% (7)

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  • Cleveland, US on Sat, 25 May 1974

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    Mott the Hoople fan

    One of the first and best rock concerts of the dozens and dozens I went to as a teen. The Allen was a relatively small venue, approaching a very large highschool or college auditorium. Seating was first come first serve. The tickets cost a whopping $6 each and were sold as under counter sales at various "hippy" stores (records, clothing, curiosity, book) boutiques of the era. The was no ticket master to scrape 50% off the top... Musically they were as good as or better than the radio, if you get my drift. "Spot on" as the Brits might say. (sometimes live just plain sucks...that's just the truth. Vocal chords get stressed, finger get jammed, backs get sore, hangovers do their damage, etc) I've been to some pretty sobering concerts over the years) The light show was pretty good as I recall, I had been to a few concerts and seen many on tv, but it was the first time I saw such an (at the time) elaborate "light show" on stage.
    Oh, btw, Golden Earring was originally scheduled to act as front band, but the story goes (or went at the time) that their bass player had OD'd, so they were replaced by some no-name third tier group called "Kansas" who played a song that later went a bit "viral" called "dust in the wind"
    I've been to probably 50 or 60
    rock concerts" since ~1971, and of them, I'd rank this in the top 5.

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  • Detroit, US on Mon, 20 May 1974

  • Mott the Hoople fan
    Mott the Hoople fan

    I was there. Kansas opened for Queen and was booed. Math was geat!.

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  • Toronto, Canada on Sun, 14 Oct 1973

  • Mott the Hoople fan
    Mott the Hoople fan

    I was at this show. I was 19 at the time, and a big Hoople fan (Young Dudes was a big hit at the time). I also like Blue Oyster Cult a lot, and had both their first two albums,although I can't remember for sure if they had more then, I think perhaps they did. Aerosmith was third-billed and opened the show-no one had heard of them yet, or knew the slightest about them. I recall thinking to myself that they seemed like a really great bar-band-kind of a mix of the Stones and Yardbirds in my mind. Hah! Who knew that they would turn out to be bigger than the two head-line acts combined in another five or so years. Ian Hunter was quite good at working the small, but enthusiastic crowd at Massey Hall-one of the greatest venues ever, and home of the TSO in those years. This was at the height of Glam-Rock...satin rockstar pants, make-up, blue and pink hair highlights and platform boots were all the new thing. Haha...that all seems quite innocent and hilarious now.

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    Mott the Hoople fan

    I was there it was one of the best concert I have ever been to and I’ve seen a lot of bands if you recall Aerosmith open the concert.

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  • Mott the Hoople fan
    Mott the Hoople fan

    This was the first real concert I attended, and my buddy's grandmother was dispatched to buy our tickets (we lived out of town). We ended up 13th row center, and the show was amazing. BYW, this was Aerosmith's first big show in Canada; no one had heard of them, and their name on the posters was spelled "Arrowsmith"

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    • Simon Kojc
      Simon Kojc

      Haha "Arrowsmith", that make me laugh :D

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  • Simon Kojc
    Simon Kojc

    Haha "Arrowsmith", that make me laugh :D

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  • Cincinnati, US on Wed, 10 Oct 1973

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    Mott the Hoople fan

    Opening act was Aerosmith who had a minor hit, at the time of course, of "Dream On."
    Great show by Mott. Girls in the front row going crazy. Reaching up and caressing the boys most sensitive body parts. Especially Overend and Ian. The boys in the band couldn't believe it. Neither could we in the audience watching. Sexually and musically a crazy night in a staid musical venue.

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  • Croydon, UK on Sun, 14 Dec 1969

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    Mott the Hoople fan

    I was there!!!!!
    They were amazing live

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Rated concerts

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  • one of the best: 3
    43%
  • fantastic: 3
    43%
  • great: 1
    14%
  • good: 0
    0%
  • disappointing: 0
    0%
  • bad: 0
    0%
  • should've stayed at home: 0
    0%

Mott the Hoople tour history

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2013
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969

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