- $20 for one ticket to The Straits (up to $39.10 value)
- When: Saturday, March 15, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Palace Theatre
- Seating: rear orchestra
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click to view the seating chart.
- Not your average tribute band: the group actually includes two real former members of Dire Straits
- Who are: Alan Clark, the first and main keyboardist for Dire Straits, and saxophonist Chris White, who toured with the band from 1985–1995
- A few of the other members: Steve Ferrone of The Average White Band and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and bassist Mick Féat, who has performed and recorded with Van Morrison and David Gilmour
- Filling the shoes of Mark Knopfler: singer/guitarist Terence Reis, a performer so impressive in the role that Clark and White formed The Straits around him
- What you’ll experience: a Dire Straits show from their ’80s prime
- Hits that might inspire sing-alongs and movement of refrigerators: “Money for Nothing,” “Walk of Life”
- Hit that might inspire weeping during the saxophone solo: “Romeo and Juliet”
Wine-colored velvet hangs over the Palace Theatre’s vast proscenium stage, completing a picture of elegance sketched out by the ornate cream walls and balconies. Opened in 1931 as an RKO movie house, the theater has survived the century with much of its original furnishings intact, including the huge brass chandelier, the original murals by Andrew Karoly and Jules Zartol, and the pack of hyenas that provided the prototype laugh track for vaudeville shows.