Band dubbed as “sound of Dire Straits” hit road for European tour

The Straits
The Straits

After a hugely successful 14 date UK and European tour in 2011, and having just returned from playing at the Volvo Ocean Race in Abu Dhabi, The Straits will be heading out on an 18 date European tour during March 2012.

Dubbed as The Sound of Dire Straits, The Straits kick off the European tour at Belfast’s Ulster Hall on March 5, with concerts in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, and The Netherlands, wrapping up with two UK dates at London’s indigO2 on March 29 and Guernsey’s Sir John Loveridge Hall on April 1.

The upcoming European tour is a direct result of the overwhelming demand to hear the band’s much loved catalogue of unforgettable songs. The Straits will perform songs from the classic albums Dire Straits (1978), Communiqué (1979), Making Movies (1980), Love Over Gold (1982), Brothers In Arms (1985) and On Every Street (1991). Expect to hear all the classics including Money For Nothing, Sultans of Swing, Walk of Life, Romeo and Juliet, Brothers in Arms, Private Investigations, Solid Rock, Tunnel of Love, and many more.

The Straits are comprised of former Dire Straits members Alan Clark (keyboards) and Chris White (sax, vocals), plus world-class musicians Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty’s drummer), Terence Reis (lead vocals, guitar), Mike Feat (bass), Adam Phillips (guitar) and Jamie Squire (keyboards, vocals).

The Straits’ 2012 European Tour Dates:

Belfast – Ulster Hall (March 5)

Dublin - Olympia Theatre (March 6)

Gothenburg - Brewhouse (March 9)

Copenhagen - Amager Bio (March 10)

Zurich - X-Tra (March 18)

Aarhus, Denmark - Train (March 11)

Stuttgart - LKA (March 13)

Prague - KC Vltavska (March 14)

Vienna - Gasometer (March 16)

Munich - Muffathalle (March 17)

Porto, Portugal - Hard Club (March 21)

Lisbon - Aula Magna (March 22)

Bilbao, Spain - Sala Santana 27 (March 24)

Gijon, Spain – Teatro Jovellanos (March 25)

Paris, France – La Cigalen – March 27)

Tilburg, Holland – O13 (March 28)

London, UK – Indig02 (March 29)

Beau Sejour, Guernsey – Sir John Loveridge Hall (April 1)