SHEFFIELD rock hero Joe Elliott returned to his home town with a lower than usual profile - supporting Free and Bad Company legend Paul Rodgers at the City Hall.
The Def Leppard frontman is on tour with his side project, Joe Elliott’s Down ‘N’ Outz, made up of members of hard rockers the Quireboys.
Joe’s band lives to honour the memory of classic 70s rockers Mott the Hoople, one of his all time favourite bands, and their support slot featured a variety of their material, mostly lesser-known.
Highlights of the set included Rock and Roll Queen and One of the Boys, while there were also covers from Mott front man Ian Hunter’s long solo career.
Joe was supporting veteran rocker Paul Rodgers before a sell-out 2,000 crowd.
The Free and Bad Company frontman - who also had a spell with a reformed Queen - performed favourites from his 40-plus year career.
The 61-year-old revived favourites including Wishing Well, My Brother Jake and Feel Like Making Love.
The tour is his first as a solo artist since his five-year association with Queen and a Bad Company reunion ended.