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      The Dire Straits Experience

      The most faithful of tributes
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      Tour

      • 2021 2 concerts
      • 2022 14 concerts
      • Friday
        04
        March 2022
        LE MANS
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        Saturday
        05
        March 2022
        LIMOGES
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      • Monday
        07
        March 2022
        METZ
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      • Tuesday
        08
        March 2022
        BESANCON
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        Wednesday
        09
        March 2022
        GRENOBLE
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      • Friday
        11
        March 2022
        NICE
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      • Saturday
        12
        March 2022
        TOULON
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      • Sunday
        13
        March 2022
        MONTPELLIER
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      • Best Seats
        Tuesday
        15
        March 2022
        SAINT ETIENNE
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      • Wednesday
        16
        March 2022
        ORLEANS
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      • Thursday
        17
        March 2022
        COURNON D'AUVERGNE
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      • Best Seats
        Tuesday
        17
        May 2022
        GRAND QUEVILLY
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      • Wednesday
        18
        May 2022
        CAEN
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      • Thursday
        19
        May 2022
        ANGERS
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      About

      About

      There are groups that time preserves and that popular memory even tends to sublimate. Dire Straits is part of the circle. So, to make this English gem shine ad vitam æternam, Chris White has decided to bring Mark Knopfler's most beautiful songs back to life!


      The jewel of rock, Dire Straits is a joyful industrial accident as it sometimes happens on British soil. For no one, oh never, would have thought for a moment that these wild young adults from Deptford would make the speakers of the free world vibrate, against the trends of the time. With Mark Knopfler as frontman, the band managed to put on a British-style rock that, as a matter of course, will never die. 


      Their daring melodies, carried by the crystalline sound of Knopfler's Fender Stratocaster, are still being reasoned with today. Their efficiency takes to the guts and their vagabond state of mind makes you want to run away from the box. It's good to crack vinyl records, as the music of Dire Straits is so alive. But we sometimes miss the perfume of the stage to remain immersed, for centuries and centuries, in this spirit that gives us balm to the heart. So Chris White, Mark Knopfler's former acting partner, decided to take matters into his own hands and put on his costume to pay a faithful tribute to his friends of yesteryear. With him, time seems to have stood still, as if frozen in ecstasy and admiration, in front of the musical nuggets of these heroes from the suburbs of London. 


      Admittedly, under the spotlight, the men are not the same, but everything is respected to the letter, as if to rekindle a flame ready to set our second youth ablaze. Yesterday's crazy energy is combined with the present, under the weight of those masterful riffs that have made the reputation of Dire Straits. The work is then celebrated, transcended by Sultans of Swing or Walk Of Life. What a pleasure to breathe this British air that makes us fly, leap after leap, metres above the ground. More than a tribute band, The Dire Straits Experience revisits the most beautiful chapters of the quartet's crazy adventure.

      Highlights

      1986

      Chris White joins Dire Straits

      Dire Straits has already reached the top when Mark Knopfler calls in saxophonist Chris White for the Live Aid concert at Wembley. The Bristol-based musician will then take part in the tour of the Brothers in Arms album. Chris White will not forget anything from that period. His love for the sound of Dire Straits will live on through the ages, even after the band split up.

      2011

      Nostalgic for the belle époque

      The project was originally conceived by three ex-Dire Straits who wanted to revive their old repertoire for a charity concert. But gradually, only Chris White, the group's saxophonist between 1985 and 1992, remained. Having become master on board, he was accompanied by six musicians, including guitarist Terence Reis.

      2019

      All over the world

      The popularity of Dire Straits has never ceased. So when Chris White's tribute band hits the road, the halls fill to capacity with a relentless riff. Paris, Rotterdam, Sydney: the whole world remains under the spell of the energetic songs of this English band that has become one of the icons of the eighties frenzy.

      Testimonials

      • The fans speak
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        Great concert! I'm a big fan of Marc and, really, the most beautiful songs of the band are there. Chris White is top, and you can feel a real complicity with his musicians. Honestly, I recommend going to see this tribute band, even if you are not a loyal fan of Dire Straits. In fact, I brought some friends who only knew the main hits, and they loved it. 

        Samuel, after the concert in Paris

        The Dire Straits Experience is a brilliant and faithful tribute to the English band. It's exceptional to see how Chris White has managed to revive the spirit that once animated Mark Knopfler's band. It's like going back in time to the years when Dire Straits breathed life into the world of energetic, adventurous and relentless melodies.

        Here, no deception on the merchandise: The Dire Straits Experience plays the band's hits to the note. We take as little freedom as possible with the work, we sing in the same key. It's fun, because the repertoire is great. 
         
        Chris White continues the legend with The Dire Straits Experience, a special tribute to the Deptford band's hit songs. So, certainly, Mark Knopfler isn't on the neck of his guitar. But it's one of the rare occasions to plunge back into the universe of this band whose popularity is still intact. 
         
        The Dire Straits Experience isn't just a simple tribute to the band dissolved more than twenty years ago. This formation rekindles the passions of an eternal band, whose music still transcends generations, since it is notably formed by the original member Chris White. 

        Paris Match - West-France - Rolling Stone

      Archives

      2020
      1 concert
      • 07 Nov
        Annecy
        Arcadium
      2019
      16 concerts
      • 13 Mar
        Toulouse
        Théâtre du Casino Barrière
      • 14 Mar
        Bordeaux
        Theatre Femina
      • 15 Mar
        Tours
        Palais des Congrès
      • 17 Mar
        Strasbourg
        Palais des Congrès
      • 18 Mar
        Lille
        Théâtre Sebastopol
      • 19 Mar
        Paris
        L'Olympia
      • 20 Mar
        Dijon
        Zénith de Dijon
      • 22 Mar
        Marseille
        LE CEPAC SILO
      • 23 Mar
        Lyon
        Cité Internationale
      • 29 Jun
        Avoine
        Avoine Zone Groove
      • 30 Jun
        Tilloloy
        Retro C Trop Festival
      • 06 Jul
        Istres
        Les Nuits d'Istres
      • 16 Nov
        Brest
        Brest Arena
      • 17 Nov
        Rennes
        Le Liberté
      • 18 Nov
        Nantes
        Cité des congrès
      • 19 Nov
        Boulogne Billancourt
        La Seine Musicale
      2018
      2 concerts
      • 18 Nov
        Paris
        L'Olympia
      • 25 Nov
        Paris
        Salle Pleyel
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