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Dire Straits Experience Returns To Australia By Popular Demand

Friday 15 July 2016

Dire Straits Experience Returns To Australia By Popular Demand

Celebrate the musical legacy of British rock band the Dire Straits as the world’s greatest Dire Straits show dubbed as 'The Dire Straits Experience' returns to Australia in October by popular demand, bringing along an incredible catalogue of hit songs.

The tour will reignite the greatest hits of Dire Straits in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.

The The Dire Straits Experience features original band members Chris White on Saxophone and Chris Whitten on drums supported by 5 world-class musicians who have performed in the bands of artists such as Paul McCartney, Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Van Morrison and David Gilmour – they are the best of the best!

It has been more than 35 years since the world first heard the opening line of Sultans Of Swing. It introduced us to a majestic guitar player and songwriter in Mark Knopfler and to what has become a musical universe unto itself: the music of Dire Straits.

Although it's been over 2 decades since they disbanded, leaving a catalogue of some of the finest compositions and musical performances ever produced in the rock scene, 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.

“I have been truly amazed and, frankly, humbled by the response we have had from the fans on hearing these songs again. 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.” – Chris White.

Whilst Mark Knopfler and the band permanently parted ways in 1995, their music has never waned in popularity and continues to fill airwaves across the world. With the breathtaking skill and showmanship of the original 120-million-selling stadium phenomenon, expect to hear Dire Straits hits 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.

Aggrandised by a spectacular light show and state of the art sound, get ready to experience the most ambitious and best Dire Straits Experience show yet.