Dire Straits Super Group–DSL Dire Straits Legacy–to launch U.S. Tour
The music of Dire Straits will be celebrated with a new tour featuring four members of the band, appropriately named: DSL Dire Straits Legacy.
The band is comprised of members Alan Clark (piano/keyboards), Danny Cummings (percussion), Mel Collins (saxophone) and Phil Palmer (guitar/musical director) – along with revered musicians, drummer Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty) and producer Trevor Horn of The Buggles and Yes (ABC, Tom Jones, John Legend, Cher, more) on bass, as well as Italian musicians Marco Caviglia (vocals/guitar) and Primiano DiBiase (keyboards).
Of the upcoming United States tour, DSL’s Clark and Palmer commented, “The DSL Dire Straits Legacy project was born from our 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. Now, after many requests, we’re coming to the US!”
In addition to all the Dire Straits hits, the group will also unveil a few new tracks, plus two songs from its 2017 album, 3 Chord Trick.. The rounded-out contingent that is DSL Dire Straits Legacy has toured Europe and South America, performing classic hits as “Sultans Of Swing,” “Money For Nothing,” “Walk Of Life,” “Romeo & Juliet” and many more.
Please note Steve Ferrone will not appear on the bill until October 2nd in St. Charles, IL, the group also reports.
Dire Straits was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. Brothers Mark and David Knopfler skipped the ceremony. Clark attended, along with bassist John Illsley (who inducted the band) and keyboardist Guy Fletcher.
The tour kicks off Sept. 26 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. The closest date in our area is at the NY NYCB Theater in Westbury, NY, on Oct. 6.