Compiled by Terry Kilburn
John Illsley – UK tour
John Illsley, founder member of Dire Straits and along with Mark for the whole ride, is embarking on his first tour of the UK in over three years, with a brand new band including Robbie McIntosh and Paul Stacey on guitar duties.
Playing many of the much loved Dire Straits classics and other songs from John’s recent albums Long Shadows and Testing the Water John says:
“The new songs fit very comfortably next to the Dire Straits classics which we keep alive with the right energy and feeling; this is not a tribute band, we leave the note for note playing to others.”
This 17 date tour takes John and his band the length and breadth of the UK.