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MCD.ie proudly presents

The Dire Straits Experience

Doors 7:00PM
Price from €46.10
Ticket status Tickets Available
The Dire Straits Experience
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The Dire Straits Experience have announced their headline gig in 3Olympia Theatre on Sunday 2nd March 2025.

Tickets priced from €46.10 including booking fee & €1.50 restoration levy on sale now via Ticketmaster.ie

It has been more than 45 years since the opening line of Sultans Of Swing was first heard being broadcast around the world. In the process, it introduced us to a magnificent guitar player and songwriter in Mark Knopfler, and to what has become a musical universe unto itself: the music of Dire Straits.

Over 30 years have passed since Dire Straits disbanded, leaving a catalogue of some of the finest compositions and musical performances that the heyday of rock ever produced. If anything, their reputation has only grown with time. Record sales of more than one hundred and twenty million albums continue to increase as new young fans discover the music and join the band’s massive worldwide following. A trend that is echoed in their 2018 inauguration into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

For the last ten years, former Dire Straits member Chris White and singer guitarist Terence Reis have been carrying the torch with The Dire Straits Experience. In this time, they have played sold out shows at the legendary Olympia in Paris and many other venues across France. They played to 25,000 people at the 40th International Motorcycle meeting in Faro Portugal in 2022, and many more. These include The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa (see the picture below) and even a sold out show of 5,000 fans in Maputo, Mozambique. Audiences and reputation have grown beyond all expectations and the band now has a leading worldwide presence.

The philosophy is simple, as expressed here by Chris. “It has to sound and feel as exciting and dynamic now as it did when I was touring with Mark and Dire Straits, or it’s not worth doing!”

Restoration Levy

The fees for this event include a €1.50 restoration levy. 

The restoration levy will allow 3Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers

Age Restriction

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult. 

Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served.