Mott the Hoople Cancel Fall Tour Due to Frontman Ian Hunter's Illness

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Mott The Hoople performing live on stage during Ramblin' Man Fair at Mote Park in Maidstone on June 30, 2018.

English rock band Mott the Hoople has canceled their upcoming fall tour. The Mott the Hoople ’74 tour reunited members of the band from that iconic time including lead singer Ian Hunter, keyboardist Morgan Fischer and guitarist Ariel Bender.

According to a release, “The group’s singer and guitarist Ian Hunter has recently developed a severe case of tinnitus and has been advised by his doctors to discontinue performing until this condition subsides.”

The fall tour was set to kick off on Oct. 21 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y. and run through Nov. 6 when they closed out the 11-date trek at The Moore Theatre in Seattle.

Tickets purchased for these dates can be refunded at point of sale.

The upcoming run followed the reunited group’s dates earlier this year that kicked off in April. The eight-stop tour played Chicago, Detroit, Boston and closed out in New York on April 10.

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