Dire Straits’ Alan Clark and Chris White with five hand picked, world class musicians performing the music of Dire Straits.Kleinhans Music Hall

8 PM Monday, March 3

Kleinhans Music Hall announces a special engagement with The Straits scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, March 3. The Straits features members of the original line-up, performing songs from the Dire Straits discography. For fans that missed one of the best-loved bands of the eighties, the Straits offer a fantastic musical experience.

It all began two years ago. Dire Straits’ keyboard player Alan Clark and Dire Straits’ sax player Chris White were having breakfast when Alan declared they were going to form The Straits. They’d been presented with the opportunity to play at a charity show at the Albert Hall, and as Alan had recently heard singer/guitarist Terence Reis performing a couple of Dire Straits songs rather brilliantly, the logical thing to do was to form a band around him.

The charity show at the Albert Hall was a resounding success: they received prolonged standing ovations; people were in tears – even Alan’s hard-nosed music lawyer was in tears; people who work there said they hadn’t seen such a reaction in a long time. It was good, so good, in fact, they couldn’t just leave it there.

So, they arranged to do some more shows, then some more and now, two years later, they’re putting together a world tour and Buffalo will be one of their stops.

“We’ve been inundated with letters of support from Dire Straits’ fans, and what has become apparent to us over the past two years is how much this music means to so many people, how much they’ve missed hearing it performed live with the skill, passion and energy they experienced back in the days of Dire Straits,” said Alan Clark.

Tickets for their Buffalo date go on sale Saturday, Jan. 17 and are $36, $46, and $56. VIP tickets are available for $79 and include a meet-and-greet with the band.

Call (716)885-5000 for tickets or visit www.KleinhansBuffalo.org