One of the first albums I ever owned was Dire Straits’ Brothers In Arms. I got it for Christmas, the same year I got a plastic microphone with a stand and little amplifier (with a star-shaped volume knob – how rock). That Christmas day I sat out on the fence in my front yard singing Dire Straits songs to the neighbourhood. Mark Knopfler was one of my biggest early guitar heroes. Oh and one time I copied out the lyrics to ‘One World’ by hand but wrote ‘Lyrics by Peter Hodgson’ at the top just to see what it’d feel like. Felt awesome. Anyway, I don’t know if we’ll ever see a fully-fledged Dire Straits reunion with Mark Knopfler involved, but the following is some pretty awesome news nonetheless.
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The Straits tour ‘The Sound of Dire Straits’ in October
Following The Straits’ recent stunning debut show at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2011, Alan Clark, Phil Palmer and Chris White from Dire Straits will embark on an 11-date UK tour in October due to the overwhelming demand to hear the band’s much loved catalogue of unforgettable songs. 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 811 0051. Book Online: www.gigsandtours.com.