Ian Hunter is excited to dig into his eclectic new album with the Rant Band, “When I’m President,” on his current tour, which hits the Paradise Saturday night. But the former Mott the Hoople frontman promises the show will also include all of his classic hits, including that British band’s enduring David Bowie-penned anthem “All The Young Dudes” and solo favorites like “Cleveland Rocks” and “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” which both enjoyed second lives thanks to popular covers in the ’80s and ’90s.
The affable, shaggy-haired septuagenarian, who has lived in the US for 38 years, recently told us on the phone from his Connecticut home that he feels like he’s just coming into his voice and is still enjoying the road. “I like the camaraderie,” he said. “I’ve always liked being in a band.”