Those who will buy tickets for the shows online by April 25, 2018, will get as a gift for each purchase the new LEGACY album “3 Chord Trick“, that is receiving excellent feedback.
Moreover, it is available for purchase a special LEGACY VIP package that include a meet & greet with the band, the cd and the celebrative pass.
DSLegacy: a concept that brings together on stage for the first time Dire Straits’ Phil Palmer, Alan Clark, Mel Collins, Danny Cummings and Steve Ferrone, John Giblin, Marco Caviglia and Primiano DiBiase, on a long awaited International Tour that starts in May 2016.
Stepping into the band’s line up is Dire Straits’ keyboard player Alan Clark. Alan joined Dire Straits in1980 and played a big part in their transition into one of the biggest bands in the world, playing on every record they made thereafter: Love over Gold, Twisting by the Pool, Alchemy, Brothers in Arms, On Every Street and On the Night.
We’re very happy to announce that Steve Ferrone will be with us again. Steve is widely regarded as one of the greatest drummers in the world, having played with (to name but a few) Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, David Bowie, Duran Duran, while also managing to be one of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers for the past 22years.
And he’s joined by guitarist and musical director Phil Palmer and percussionist/vocalist Danny Cummings, both of who played in 91/92 with DireStraits on their On Every Street tour and album. Also in the lineup is the highly regarded sax player Mel Collins who was a member of Dire Straits from 1983 until 1985 and played on the famous Alchemy live album and the Twisting by the Pool EP.
While Dire Straits’ base man John Illsley is making his solo album, we are very lucky to be able to replace him on this tour with the ace bass player John Giblin who has worked with “Simple Minds”, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel and Claudio Baglioni and many others.
The two Italians joining the band are guitarist/vocalist Marco Caviglia, and keyboard man Primiano Di Biase.
And the name of the band has changed: we’re back in a new guise, transformed from “DSLegend” to “DSLegacy”. Why “Legacy”? It’s a personal thing; these legendary musicians know that the legacy of Dire Straits lies in their hands, and in what better hands could that legacy lie than of those who made the records the band is famous for? And because DSLegacy consists almost entirely of original Dire Straits members, it steps away from clichés like “tribute” or “covers” band and becomes an entity in its own right, an ongoing extension of the original band. The guys’ “mission” on this tour is to have a lot of fun (!) while bringing the hugely popular songs of Dire Straits – Romeo and Juliet, Sultans of Swing, Money for Nothing, Tunnel of Love, Walk of life and some of the lesser known niche tracks like When it comes to You, You and Your Friend, On Every Street and “Wild West End” – to the fans of the band who have been starved of them since the band split up in 1992, played by members of one of the biggest bands ever: Dire Straits.
3 appointments in March 2017 in Switzerland in partnership with DEMA AGENCY, the first stop will be in Lugano at Palazzo dei Congressi on March the 5th, the 7th in Zurich to Volkhaus and the 8th in Bern at the National Theatersaal
Info, booking, management:We4Show.com
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