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Four sixths of the Quireboys will join 20 per cent of Def Leppard for a very special show in support of Mott The Hoople’s sold-out Hammersmith Odeon show next month.

Supergroup the Down N Outs will open Mott’s October 6 show in London with Quireboys’ axe slinger Paul Guerin admitting: “You won’t want to miss this one. I certainly don’t!”

Guerin joins fellow Quireboys Guy Griffin (guitar, pictured),  Keith Weir (keys) and Phil Martini (drums) alongside Def Leppard frontman and Mott fan Joe Elliott for what promises to be a belting big stage debut.

Ronnie Garitty (Raw Glory/Eric Bell band) completes the line-up and Guerin added: “This is something that was put in place during the summer and something all of us have been looking froward to for a very long time.

“I was at Download to see Joe front Leppard on the main stage and that performance showed just what an awesome performer he still is. We talked about this project that weekend and now we’re getting close to the gig it’s very, very exciting.”

Guerin and his fellow Quireboys have just returned from a festival in Austria and play across mainland Europe before headlining the 20th anniversary A Bit Of What You Fancy UK tour in December. Those dates coincide with the re-release of the band’s definitive album – available on EMI Gold in November.