Down N Outz 2014The Down N Outz brought Ian Hunter’s glory days back to life across the UK last month.

And guitarist Paul Guerin agreed to keep RUSHONROCK readers bang up to date with life on the road as he reprised his role as our favourite diarist.

Back by popular demand after delighting our readers with tales of the Quireboys’ US tour, Blyth’s finest is bang in form with his penultimate entry charting a fabulous tour. 




Another early start and we were on our way to the ferry. We were expecting a bumpy old crossing en route to Belfast but it was fine so I settled myself into the cinema to watch Hercules and of course…fell asleep!

A typical travel day then and so not much to report apart from the atrocious weather when we got to Belfast. Fortunately it was an easy night in watching the Stones in Hyde park DVD.

The venue in Belfast was another venue the Quireboys were at three weeks earlier and what a cracking venue the Limelight is. The dressing rooms are first class and we are always looked after very well. Keith’s mam and brothers and a bunch of old friends were at the show and it was great to see them. The place was packed and Vega put on a blinding show as always.

As an added bonus Vivian Campbell sent a message to Joe before the show to say hello to the audience and to tell them he’s doing well.

The shows went great and we changed England Rocks to Belfast Rocks which brought a smile to a lot of faces.

After a few drinks with friends and family in the dressing room it was back to Dublin which unfortunately was the last show of the tour…toodalooo Belfast! See you again soon I hope.