News Archives: November 2020
Compiled by Terry Kilburn
November 27, 2020
Mark has donated one of his iconic red Fender Stratocaster guitars to a fundraising draw in aid of Stagehand UK’s Covid-19 Crew Relief Fund, supporting stage and production crew through the current crisis. The guitar was played on all of the US dates of Mark’s 2019 ‘Down The Road Wherever’ Tour and at the Verona concert of the European leg.
‘I used this Stratocaster on the song ‘On Every Street’ towards the end of a set. I’d play it through the song then Richard Bennett would join in on his Strat and we’d double the playout figure to strengthen it when the band kicked in with the soprano sax blowing over the top. Live music needs an army of dedicated people who make it happen everywhere, from pubs and clubs to arenas. They need a helping hand now. Please support Stagehand’
Tickets are £5 per entry and can be purchased between Friday 27th November and Friday 18th December worldwide. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 23 December.COMMENT
November 24, 2020
Check out the first release of new official Dire Straits merchandise items available to order now from direstraits.com. Choose from high quality t-shirts, tote bags and beanies featuring the ‘Alchemy’ arrows, red Strat logo, and ‘On Every Street’ designs.COMMENT
November 23, 2020
Mark has signed a red tie for the Cahonas Scotland fundraising auction.
Cahonas are Scotland’s Testicular Cancer charity educating, creating awareness, eradicating embarrassment & stigma and installing a new healthy habit that could one day save a life. They’re on a mission to stamp out late detection of Testicular cancer. Giving men the lowdown and educating them on the signs and symptoms of Testicular cancer and empowering them to have the confidence to see a doctor if they notice any changes. Early detection means more effective treatment.
For more info on Cahonas, including a self-check guide: https://www.cahonasscotland.org/