Loyal fans know the opening chords to each of Dire Straits song. This globally popular band was founded in 1977 by musician extraordinaire Mark Knopfler. Last year over 4,500 filled the Magma Arte & Congresos auditorium to hear the ‘Dire’ sounds, and this year they’re back, on November 26th, at 9.30pm.
The Dire Straits Experience will guarantee you ‘a shiver in the dark’. Chris White, one of the original band members (sax and flute) says “we are thrilled that we have been asked back to play here. We had a fantastic time last year and the audience was one of the best”.
With an incredible light and sound show promised again this year the public will hear the songs that are now part of musical history; songs that have been heard by millions of people all over the world, songs that bring together generations, songs that you can hear on November 26th from 9.30pm in the Magma centre. Tickets are now on sale at the Magma box office or online, http://www.tenerifemagma.com/.
Dire Straits, led by Mark Knopfler, split over 20 years ago, leaving behind an outstanding catalogue of music and songs that have grown in stature over time. The band sold over 120 million albums and won the hearts and souls of millions of fans all over the world. Those fans were in need of a replacement so some of the original members – Alan Clark, Chris White and Phil Palmer – formed The Straits, staging a show in The Royal Albert Hall in 2011. Knopfler was now enjoying a successful solo career so Clark called on Terence Reis to be the front man, and within three and a half years they had played 150 concerts in 25 countries around the world.
The members of the Dire Straits Experience are Chris White, Richard Cottle, Paddy Milner, Tim Walters, Michael Féat, Chris Whitten and Terence Reis.