Friday, August 14

DSL DIRE STRAITS LEGACY CANCELS U.S. SUMMER TOUR 2021

LAS VEGAS – After 18 months of being forced to the sidelines by the COVID-19 pandemic, DSL Dire Straits Legacy was excited to announce seven new U.S. tour dates that would have begun in Syracuse, New York on August 24.

Unfortunately for the band and their fans, the band today announced the cancelation of all its 2021 U.S. dates due to travel restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 virus.

“As the majority of the band live in the UK and Europe, we found it extremely difficult to clear the red tape that would have allowed us to return to the U.S. and perform the Dire Straits music we all so dearly love.  We are extremely disappointed and saddened by this unfortunate turn of events.” said the band in a statement.  “We certainly plan to do our best to tour the U.S. in 2022.”

The band was excited to showcase to U.S. fans their new lineup which includes Alan Clark (piano/Hammond B3), Phil Palmer (guitar), Jack Sonni (guitar), Trevor Horn (bass), Steve Ferrone (drums), Marco Caviglia (vocals and guitar), Primiano Dibiase (keyboards).

The band’s U.S. tour dates that have been canceled are:

August 24th – New York State Fair – Syracuse, NY

August 26th & 27th – Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, MN

August 28th   – Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, IL

August 29th   – Foellinger Theatre – Fort Wayne, IN

August 31st   – Jergel’s Grill – Warrendale (PA)

September 1 – Cincinnati OH – Ludlow Garage

Official announcement
DSL Dire Straits Legacy Brazil 2020 Tour

Due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID 19) and preventive measures adopted by the Governments of the States, the Brazil 2020 tour of the DSL Dire Straits Legacy band, which would begin next Wednesday, March 18 in São Paulo, was postponed to September .

The health and safety of everyone involved in the tour – public, artists and professionals – is a top priority at this time.

Tickets already purchased are valid for new dates. More information about September dates and a refund policy will be released soon for those unable to attend the new dates. 

Sincerely, Boom Productions

In early March 2020, we have 4 shows in Florida then we play one sold out gig on a cruise ship and spend the rest of the week-long cruise sitting back and relaxing while it sails around the Caribbean Sea (see our gigs page). Interestingly, when Alan was 19 years of age, he spent a year playing in a band on a cruise ship that left from the same dock in Miami and sailed around the Caribbean on week-long cruises.

On Sept 14 we played in Arzachena in Sardinia, and on 21 Sept in Molfetta in southern Italy. Both were outside shows and a good time was had by all. Our sax player Mel Collins is currently on tour with King Crimson, so we brought in Andy Hamilton who has played with just about everybody, notably George Michael, and on drums we brought in Andy Treacey who is famous for being the drummer with Faithless. Both were amazing. Between those shows, “the man in the red coat” and lovely geezer Jack Sonni played a gig in a club in Milan, and Marco watched Alan record an EP with an Italian band who shall remain nameless (for now).

We love Brazil. There’s a song on our 3 Chord Trick album called Two Days Off, which is, strangely enough, about 2 days off. We were in a nice hotel overlooking the sea in Florianoplis, Brazil, and we had an impromptu party on the beach which lasted 2 days. And Alan wrote a song about it. Brazil rocks! We’ll be back!

Our South American tour starts in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on March 29, and we’re playing in Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aries, Argentina.

⬇️ Here’s the schedule: ⬇️

29 March | Teatro Sesc Palladium | Belo Horizonte 🇧🇷
30 March | P12 | Florianópolis 🇧🇷
03 April | Teatro Positivo | Curitiba 🇧🇷 < NEW DATE >
05 April | Teatro Guararapes | Recife 🇧🇷 < NEW DATE >
06 April | Concha Acústica | Salvador 🇧🇷
07 April | Vivo Rio | Rio de Janeiro 🇧🇷
09 April | Tom Brasil | São Paulo 🇧🇷
10 April | Coupolican | Santiago 🇨🇱
11 April | Luna Park | Buenos Aires 🇦🇷
13 April | Goiânia Arena | Goiânia 🇧🇷 < NEW DATE >
14 April | Teatro Ulisses Guimarães | Brasília 🇧🇷

See you there!