The Straits confirm live concert date at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre October 2011!

Jun 28, 2011 1 Comment by Musicscene

The Straits have officially confirmed an intimate live concert date at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin on the 19th of October 2011. Formed by former members of Dire Straits due to the substantial demand to hear the band’s much love catalogue of great songs, The Straits includes 3 original members and some of the world’s best session musicians which form this sensational live band. Tickets for this Dublin show are priced from €29.50 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 1st of July at 9am through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to book your tickets!

During Dire Straits’ career they sold 120 million albums worldwide, received three BRIT Awards, four Grammys and two MTV Music Awards.

Alan Clark – Formerly a member of Dire Straits – and the longest standing in today’s Straits line up – Alan joined Dire Straits in 1980 as their first keyboard player.

Phil Palmer – Phil joined the band on the – “On Every Street” tour playing the guitar. Phil has worked with several other well know artists including Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Sting and Roger Daltry.

Chris White – Chris provided, and is best known for, his saxophone sound with Dire Straits. He played on two world tours and on the “On Every Street” and “On The Night” albums. More recently Chris has guested on two of Mark Knopfler’s solo albums.

Steve Ferrone – Acknowledged by his peers as one of the world’s greatest drummers, Steve first came to the world’s attention with The Average White Band. He has also played with a long list of high profile acts including Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Quincy Jones, Scritti Politti, Chaka Khan and Slash.

Terence Reis – Reis was handpicked as the front man for The Straits for his voice with elements of Knopfler, JJ Cale and Steve Earle, and his guitar technique that’s remarkably similar to Knopfler’s own.

Mick Feat – An internationally renowned bassist, Feat has worked with many different artists over the years including Mark Knopfler, Art Garfunkel, David Gilmour, Van Morrison and Justin Haywood.

Jamie Squire – At just 24 Jamie is the youngest in The Straits line up – a highly accomplished keyboard player and a youthful asset to the band!

Expect to hear the following hits performed live by The Straits when the come to The Olympia Theatre:

Sultans of Swing
Money For Nothing
Romeo & Juliet
Private Investigations
Telegraph Road
Tunnel of Love
So Far Away

Solid Rock
Brothers in Arms
Walk of Life
Two Young Lovers
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