John Illsley is back again on the road with his new run across the United Kingdom. He is starting with his March Tour for 2020 on 11 March, with dates extending until the 27th.
Dire Straits co-founder, bassist, songwriter, and visual artist John Illsley has announced a new set of UK dates for this March on his highly successful tour featuring music and anecdotes from his best days with Dire Straits.
The Life and Times of Dire Straits tour will start for a couple more days, so don’t forget to buy your tickets and enjoy these concerts. The show features John Illsley being interviewed on stage by Straits former co-manager Paul Cummings adding to the convivial and spontaneous nature of each unique show. Illsley talks at length about what life was like on the road with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
“It’s extraordinary what Paul remembers,” says Illsley. “Talk about keeping me on my toes, and every show seems to throw up something different!”
They both together toured the show throughout the UK last November and earlier in the year, including a performance at Glastonbury Festival, and played in Germany, The Netherlands, and Spain.
Setlists have included such Dire Straits songs as ‘Sultans of Swing,’ ‘Private Investigations,’ ‘Romeo & Juliet,’ ‘Brothers in Arms,’ and ‘Money for Nothing.’
Illsley also features material from his current, much-admired solo album called Coming Up for Air.
Tickets for the March tour of The Life and Times of Dire Straits are on sale now from venues and all usual tickets outlets, and more information you can find at John’s official website here.
11 March – Winchester, Theatre Royal
12 March – Worcester, Huntingdon Hall
13 March – Witham, Public Hall
16 March – Penistone, Paramount
17 March – Leeds, City Varieties
18 March – Morecambe, The Platform
20 March – Herne Bay, Kings Hall
22 March – Dorking, Dorking Halls
25 March – Bognor Regis, The Regis Center & Alexandra
26 March – Tewkesbury, Roses Theatre
27 March – Spalding, South Holland Centre