Win two tickets to see Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott fronted project, Down 'n' Outz, at The Academy on December 18.

Down ‘n’ Outz have just announced details of their upcoming tour including a gig at The Academy in Dublin on December 18.  

The project was born in 2009 when Mott The Hoople reformed and asked long-time friend and fan Joe Elliott to get involved. Joe formed the Down ‘n’ Outz with The Quireboys' Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards), plus Phil Martini (drums). Together they looked to bring songs by Mott The Hoople and spin off projects of Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions to a wider audience.

This tour supports the recent release of Down 'n' Outz's album, The Further Adventures Of…, which is the third instalment of the project fronted by Def Leppard’s lead singer Joe Elliott, and features tracks connected to Mott the Hoople. 

Joe Elliott says: “These songs make up a huge portion of who I am and I feel incredibly privileged to have been able to record them and hopefully give them a new lease of life, which, quite frankly, is long overdue.”

To be in with a chance of winning two tickets to see Down 'n' Outz at The Academy in Dublin on December 18 send your answer to the following question, along with your name address and phone number, to Please put The Academy Competition in the subject line.

What year was Down 'n' Outz formed?
a)    1965
b)    1983
c)    2009

This completion will close on December 5. No alternative will be offered . Editor's decision is final. For a full list of RTÉ competition rules please click here

Down 'n' Outz will play Belfast Limelight on December 17 and The Academy in Dublin on December 18. For a full list of tour dates check out