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Touring show 'The Dire Straits Experience' to come to Egypt

The international touring show comes to Egypt’s Soma Bay in January, including original Dire Straits saxophonist Chris White

Ahram Online , Sunday 13 Dec 2015
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The Dire Straits Experience on stage (Photo: Still from The Dire Straits Experience - Private Investigations)
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Coming to Egypt on 22 January at Soma Bay, 'The Dire Straits Experience' features the 70s rock band’s original member Chris White, who has been heading the touring show since 2014.

The renowned saxophone, flute and percussion player White is the only member of Dire Straits to participate in the show. He is joined by lead vocal and guitarist Terence Reis, alongside Richard Cottle and Paddy Milner on piano, organ and keyboards, Michael Féat on bass and vocals, Tim Walters on guitar and Chris Whitten on drums.

Reis was part of a previous charity show at The Royal Albert Hall titled 'The Straits' in 2011, where White had called on him to front the band in the absence of its iconic lead, Mark Knopfler. 

'The Straits' also included original band members Alan Clark and Phil Palmer, and over the course of three and a half years 'The Straits' toured 25 countries.

In late 2014, White and Reis reunited in 'The Dire Straits Experience,' which started as a series of shows in New Zealand and Australia.

The show has since performed 21 concerts in 10 countries, and despite the absence of Knopfler, the show has stirred positive responses from fans who described it as a true rock experience, praising Reis’s performance of the original songs.

Founded in 1977, Dire Straits was active until 1995. Knopfler has since launched a solo career, releasing eight albums.

Tickets to 'The Dire Straits Experience' can be purchased through the Ticketsmarche.

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