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Saturday, March 24, 2018


The Rockwood Theatre at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom has a superlative treat in store for Dire Straits fans this Easter. Paying tribute to the timeless music of Mark Knopfler and his band Dire Straits at Rockwood Theatre on April 1, 2018, are The Reals.

For one night only, see guitar maestro Barry Thomson (lead guitar and vocals), Dawn Selby (keyboards and vocals), Mali Sewell (drums and vocals), Jason Andrew (bass guitar and vocals) and guest guitarist Shaun Dragt perform the evergreen hits that have kept generations of Dire Straits fans rocking through the years. 

They will bring to life on stage songs such as Brothers in Arms, Walk of Life, So Far Away, Sultans of Swing, Romeo and Juliet, Tunnel of Love, Private Investigations and Money for Nothing.

Dire Straits is a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar) and his younger brother David Knopfler. Their sound was influenced by a variety of musical styles including jazz, folk and blues, and contrasted with the prominence of punk rock during their early years. Their more conventional sound appealed to modern audiences weary of the overproduced stadium rock of the 1970s.  

Dire Straits' fifth album Brothers in Arms, released in May 1985 was their highest selling studio album with sales of over 30 million. It was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first compact disc to sell a million copies, helping to popularize the CD format. It was one of the first albums recorded on digital equipment and the title track is reported to be the world's first CD single. In August 1986, the song which launched MTV Europe was another Knopfler hit Money for Nothing and featured Sting in a cameo vocal role. To date, Dire Straits have sold in excess of 120 million albums.

The performance takes place at 20h00 on April 1, 2018, at the Rockwood Theatre, Sibaya. Tickets R135 at or the Sibaya Box Office.

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