The 'Young Dudes' to play London shows

Mott The Hoople are set to play two 40th anniversary shows in London this year.

The band formed in 1969, and almost quit music until David Bowie gave them ‘All The Young Dudes’, which they released in 1972.

The band will play Hammersmith Apollo on October 2 and 3.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday (January 22). To check the availability of Mott The Hoople tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.