Following a hugely successful concert tour of UK and Europe, the Dire Straits Experience return to Adelaide as part of the band’s third Australian tour this September.

Featuring original band member Chris White and 6 world-class musicians who have performed with the likes of Paul McCartney, Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Van Morrison and David Gilmour, the show will take audiences through the incredible Dire Straits back catalogue.

dire-straits-experience2016-900-1In 2016, The Upside News spoke with White spoke about the music that he once performed as part of the Live Aid show at Wembley and on the massive Brothers In Arms and On Every Street world tours in the eighties and early nineties:

“The thing about me, is that I’m kind of a fan as well as a musician. I love playing ‘Romeo and Juliet’, because I get to play quite a bit of saxophone on that, I love ‘Sultans of Swing, ‘Private Investigations’, but really I like them all. I just think that Mark (Knopfler) is a stunning songwriter. And the fact that we are still out doing it is testament to his songwriting.”

Read the full interview here.

The Dire Straits Experience play Thebarton Theatre on Friday 21st September, with tickets and details available here.

You can also read our review of their 2016 show.

Full 2018 Australian / New Zealand tour details:

Friday 21st September                  Adelaide             Thebarton Theatre
Saturday 22nd September            Canberra            Canberra Theatre
Sunday 23rd September                Sydney                State Theatre
Tuesday 25th September              Melbourne         Hamer Hall
Wednesday 26th September        Brisbane             QPAC
Thursday 27th September            Auckland            ASB Theatre
Saturday 29th September             Newcastle          Civic Theatre
Sunday 30th September                Perth                   Concert Hall


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