By Alan Davies
Thursday, February 28, 2013
ORIGINAL members of Dire Straits will be on stage in St Albans next week.
IN the mid 80s it was hard to avoid the music of rock group Dire Straits.
Due to the phenomenal success of their Brothers in Arms album, and single Money for Nothing’s pioneering video, the band enjoyed huge airplay on the radio and were forever being shown on MTV.
Although the band no longer perform together live, two of the original members are still touring as The Straits.
Following an amazing debut show at the Royal Albert Hall in London, The Straits come to the Alban Arena, in St Albans, on Monday. The gig is rescheduled from Friday.
Due to the substantial demand to hear Dire Straits’ much-loved catalogue of great songs, Alan Clark and Chris White got together to form The Straits.
Clark has played and recorded with many other artists, including Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan.
White’s reputation has continued to build, being asked to play and record with artists such as Paul McCartney, Aztec Camera, The The and Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler.
Featuring top session players alongside the original members, The Straits will play hit songs including Sultans of Swing, Money for Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Tunnel of Love, Walk of Life and Brothers in Arms.
Tickets cost £25 and £22.50.