Ian Hunter Stockton Arc March 26th 2013

Ian Hunter Stockton Arc March 26th 2013
huntertix Ian Hunter is currently touring the UK with an acoustic show, featuring himself and guitarist Andy York (Ian’s producer and guitarist for John Mellencamp) and double bass player David Roe (who has played with Johnny Cash). Special guest for the tour is Jason Ringenberg of Jason and the Scorchers. I’d had a busy day and arrived late, just before Ian took to the stage, missing Jason’s set. The Arc was packed, the show having sold out some time ago. This was a seated concert, which was good for me, as I need to sit down at gigs these days. I saw a face I recognised in the next row. I am pretty sure it was Janick Gers from Iron Maiden, who lives locally. Good to see that he had turned out to see Mr Hunter. The three piece acoustic line up works well. I was in the second row, directly in front of Andy York, who is an excellent guitarist, and David Roe plays a pretty mean double bass. A lot of the songs were unfamiliar with me, but I really enjoyed the gig. Hunter was on good form, and in good voice although he was sucking throat lozenges. The set included Shrunken Heads; Ships (which Ian explained was a hit for Barry Manilow); Once Bitten Twice Shy; Wild Bunch; When I’m President; Sweet Jane (a great cover of the Velvet Underground song with some nifty guitar from Andy). For the encores it was the hits: Roll Away the Stone; Life; All the Young Dudes (with Jason on backing vocals); and to close the evening s very short excerpt from Goodnight Irene. Good to see Ian again. Still snowing as I drove home. I will scan my ticket and load it later today.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Sir_Bawls on December 19, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Yeah, I saw Janick Gers on the stairs in The Arc before the gig. I’ve spotted him at a few gigs, in Marton, Newcastle & Middlesbrough as well as this one, over past few years.

    Anyway, here’s Ian Hunter’s full set-list from The Arc:

    Just The Way You Look Tonight
    All Of The Good Ones Are Taken
    Man Overboard
    Shrunken Heads
    Once Bitten Twice Shy
    Fatally Flawed
    Wild Bunch
    When I’m President
    Dead Man Walking
    Words (Big Mouth)
    Now Is The Time
    Michael Picasso
    Irene Wilde
    Ta Shunka Witco
    Sweet Jane
    Roll Away The Stone
    All the Young Dudes
    Goodnight Irene

    Here’s Jason Ringenberg’s set-list as well:

    Mona Lee
    Shop It Around
    Absolutely Sweet Marie
    Still Tied
    Punk Rock Skunk
    Link Wray
    Broken Whiskey Glass
    Rainbow Stew


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