The Dire Straits Experience
Lucerna Palace - Great Hall (Palác Lucerna – Velký sál),
Praha 1 - Nové Město, 116 02
- 17. 2. 2018
In 2017, the famous British band The Dire Straits has celebrated 40 years from having been established, 40 years from the time when their first hit „Sultans of Swing“ became number one at the top charts around the world. In 80´s, these charts were dominated by their iconic songs as „Brothers In Arms“, „Money for nothing“, „Calling Elvis“,“Romeo and Juliet“,“Walk of Life“,“So far away“ and a dreamy one “Private Investigations“. Dire Straits’ songs belonged to the most favourite music pieces at the TV channel MTV, which focused as the first one in the 80´s on the world music scene.
After Mark Knopfler launched his solo career in 90s, the band compromises some members who were its members also in 80s. The frontman of the band is the guitarist and singer Terence Rais, whose style is close to the one of Knopfler. Other members of the group are saxophonist and the Grammy awardee Chris White, percussion player Chris Whitten and the keyboard player Simon Carter.