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Dire Straits tribute act eager to hit the Hunstanton stage

A Hunstanton theatre will welcome the Sultans of Swing back to the stage this July when the UK's finest Dire Straits tribute act come to town.

Eager to get back to performing after their Walk of Life was interrupted by the pandemic, DS:UK will bring the iconic Brothers in Arms album back to the stage at the Princess Theatre.

As professional musicians, the six members of the show have been hugely affected by the pandemic. Their 2020 tour was cut short, cancelling a number of sold-out shows, and they have been waiting patiently for the lockdown to lift.

DS:UK - in tribute to Dire Straits (45474274)
DS:UK - in tribute to Dire Straits (45474274)

“Our 2019 Alchemy tour was a huge success and our 2020 Brother in 85 tour was selling out venues when the pandemic hit - it was devastating,” said the band’s leader Dave Phillips. “We’re chomping at the bit to get back out and play again.”

Bringing their 2021 Brothers in 85 tour to Hunstanton on July 23, audiences can expect to hear all their favourite songs from Dire Strait's biggest release, Brothers In Arms, which still sits in the Top 20 most successful albums of all time.

DS:UK came into some controversy at the beginning of the 2019 after they were contacted by the real Dire Straits regarding their original name.

DS:UK - in tribute to Dire Straits (45474276)
DS:UK - in tribute to Dire Straits (45474276)

The band began performing in 2016 as Dire Straits:UK and enjoyed a very quick rise to touring the UK theatres. Following their first Alchemy show of the year at Hazlit Theatre in Maidstone, the band were contacted by Dire Straits LTD, and asked to change the name from Dire Straits:UK to something that didn’t include the words “Dire Straits”.

Dave said: “We don’t really know why - there are plenty of tribute shows across the world that are using the name of the band that they’re tributing that are being allowed to continue as is. We didn’t think we’d have any trouble from the real Dire Straits over our use of the name."

Tickets are now available for DS:UK’s Dire Straits tribute show at the Princess Theatre on the July 23. Visit: www.direstraitstribute.co.uk

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