Set to be a once in a lifetime experience, internationally acclaimed Dire Straits Experience featuring veteran Dire Straits members, Chris White and Chris Whitten are heading to the Sun Arena at Time Square on 15 October 2019!
With a record 120 million albums sold, which continues to increase as new fans discover the majestic band’s massive worldwide appeal, the music of rock legends Dire Straits lives on. Naturally, Dire Straits’ fans attending the show at the Sun Arena can look forward to hearing all of their favourites, including evergreen hits such as “Money For Nothing”, “Sultans of Swing”, “Walk of Life”, and many more others.
Alongside White and Whitten, The Dire Straits Experience is fronted by Terence Reis and comprises some of the finest professional musicians the UK has to offer. Between them, they have worked with the likes of Elton John, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, George Michael, The Killers and many more.
Chris White appreciates that it was always going to be an almost impossible task to bring any sense of authenticity to these extraordinary pieces of music without Mark Knopfler.
“When I was first approached to put together a band to play the Dire Straits songs at the Albert Hall, I didn’t believe it would be possible to find someone who would be able to stand in Mark’s shoes without sounding like an imposter. I was wrong.
In Terence Reis, I think we may have found the only person on the planet that is able to play and sing like Mark but maintain his own integrity and identity. I think this is the very essence of why the fans have been so accepting of what we do. They believe in Terence as his own man. They know he is not trying to be Mark. Because of his respect for Mark, Terence is able to perform these songs in a very honest way that allows his energy and talent to come through. This is exactly what allows the performances to feel alive and fresh. Not slavish copies of a bygone time. Without Terence, this would simply not work.”
The Dire Straits Experience is another authentic AMP Events experience proudly presented in partnership with Jacaranda FM and Time Square.
Tickets for this once in a lifetime experience are now on sale through Computicket and are expected to sell fast, so make sure you secure your rightful place well in advance for this unforgettable night in the company of rock ‘n roll geniuses. Ticket prices range between R195 to R350.