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DSLegacy: celebrating the music of Dire Straits

The Dire Straits Legacy project was born from the love and respect for the music of Dire Straits, and to bring the music to fans who have been starved of hearing it played live by the musicians who made it, for far too long.

Since Dire Straits played their last gig on the On Every Street tour in 1992, Mark Knopfler has left Dire Straits behind him and prefers to play his more recent songs from his solo career. Which is fine, he’s moved on, we respect that, but the fact is: the world misses Dire Straits!

The idea of the Dire Straits Legacy is to bring together the members of Dire Straits who made those iconic records so they can bring the music to the fans, and since We4Show became involved in 2013, the following members of Dire Straits have  joined us: John Illsley, Phil Palmer, Alan Clark, Mel Collins, Jack Sonni, Danny Cummings, Pick Withers and Chris White.

A meeting in Milan in the summer of 2013 introduced to the band the agency We4Show, who’s mission is to produce and promote high level, quality music, and the band’s first tour, which had a line up of Phil Palmer, Pick Withers, Danny Cummings, Jack Sonni, Mel Collins, Marco Caviglia and Primiano Dibase, was a major success with five sold out shows in Italy, as was the second tour when John Illsley and Steve Ferrone joined the band for 9 theatre shows plus the final ceremony of the 97°Giro d’Italia when 20,000 happy people cheered the band.

And now, after many requests for the band to play in other countries at festivals and international corporates, the latest incarnation is born: Dire Straits Legacy.

DIRE STRAITS LEGACY: celebrating the music of Dire Straits


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