We’re already taking bets on the best live tour of 2011 and if the Journey/Foreigner/Styx triple header had stolen a march on its rivals then the return of Paul Rodgers could be a contender.

Throw in the fact that the Voice Of Rock will be supported by the Down N Outz and this could be a match made in muso heaven.

Rodgers will take his solo show out on the road next April with tickets in sale this Friday.

And Down N Outz guitarist Paul Guerin can’t wait to hit the road with one of rock’s all-time greats following the success of the latest Bad Company reunion tour.

“Paul has still got it when it comes to singing note perfect blues rock,” said Guerin – on the road with the Quireboys right now and preparing for a trip to Sao Paulo later this month.

“It’s a great opportunity for the Down N Outz to get out there again after what’s been a pretty successful debut year for the band.

“And I’m looking forward to watching Paul in action every night. It doesn’t get much better.”

The tour dates are as follows:

APRIL 2011

FRIDAY                        15         BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE

SATURDAY                  16         SHEFFIELD CITY HALL

MONDAY                      18         NEWCASTLE CITY HALL

TUESDAY                     19         GLASGOW CLYDE

THURSDAY                  21         02 APOLLO MANCHESTER

FRIDAY                        22         NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CENTRE

SUNDAY                       24         BOURNEMOUTH BIC

MONDAY                      25         SOUTHEND CLIFF PAVILIONS


THURSDAY                  28         BIRMINGHAM NIA

Tickets go on general sale 9am on Friday 19th November 2010  priced at £34.50 adv regionally, London £32.50 / £37.50 / £40.00  / £50.00 (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk