Following the success of their 2014 Australian tour, The Dire Straits Experience will return to Adelaide to play Her Majesty’s Theatre on 14 October.
Still headed up by Dire Straits sax player, Chris White, the band now boasts On Every Street era drummer, Chris Whitten, plus five world-class musicians who have performed with artists such as Paul McCartney, Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Van Morrison and David Gilmour.
Over 20 years have passed since Dire Straits disbanded, leaving a catalogue of some of the finest compositions and musical performances that rock has ever produced. If anything, their reputation has only grown with time. Record sales of more than one hundred and twenty million albums continue to increase as new young fans discover the music and join the band’s massive worldwide following.
Although Mark Knopfler and the band permanently parted ways in 1995, their music has never waned in popularity and continues to be heard on radio across the world. The Dire Straits Experience celebrates this musical legacy. With the breathtaking skill and showmanship of the original 120-million-selling stadium phenomenon, hear them reignite the greatest hits of Dire Straits including Money for Nothing, Walk of Life, So Far Away, Brothers in Arms, Sultans of Swing, Romeo and Juliet, Tunnel of Love, Telegraph Road, Private Investigations, Twisting By the Pool and more.
“I have been truly amazed and, frankly, humbled by the response we have had from the fans on hearing these songs again,” says Chris White. “Dire Straits have the most amazingly loyal fan base. It has been so great to reconnect with people I last saw in 1992 and see them still getting so much from this music. Also, it is fantastic to make new friends among the many young people who are now discovering Mark and Dire Straits. So many people still want to experience this live.”
Featuring a spectacular light show and state of the art sound, this promises to be the most ambitious and best Dire Straits Experience show yet.
Tickets for the 14 October show at Her Majesty’s Theatre will go on sale from Monday; details can be found here.