The band Dire Straits Legacy has announced that they will have a live performance and a show next January to Indigo at The O2 in London, UK.
DSL is a band that counts five ex-members of Dire Straits. This would be the closest way ever for you to get to the Dire Straits reforming. And if you asking why would be like that, here is the answer.
The keyboardist Alan Clark is a significant member of Dire Straits. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. Phil Palmer who is regarded by his peers as one of the world’s greatest guitarists played on Dire Straits On Every Street record, is also a member of DSL. Palmer was also on a world tour with Dire Straits for the live record “On The Night”.
Among them, the band’s percussion player – Danny Cummings has also played on Dire Straits’ “On Every Street” record. Cummings has worked extensively with Mark Knopfler, playing drums in his band for many years and percussion on his latest world tour.
Mel Collins is also one of the members of DSL. Collins has played on Dire Straits’ “Love Over Gold”, “Alchemy”, and “Twisting by the Pool” records.
We should not forget Jack Sonni, the famous ex-member of Dire Straits. He is also part of DSL and if you go to the show on January 15, 2022, you will have the opportunity to witness an amazing show and performance. DSL is trying to get back the whole atmosphere as before and to reminisce the wonderful days of Dire Straits.
“We are not Dire Straits. Dire Straits cannot exist without Mark Knopfler,” the band said. “We are the next best thing. We can all listen to the records. The last time you’ll have heard the music of Dire Straits played live by the musicians who played on those records and tours, was back in 1992,” they added.
“We love playing together, and because we played a part in the creation of the music of Dire Straits and played hundreds of shows with DS, the music is infused into our souls.” – Dire Straits Legacy.
As you can imagine, this is one hell of a band. This is a supergroup, although the guys would never regard themselves as such.