Monday, January 26, 2015

Mark Knopfler announces North American tour

Former Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler has announced dates for a fall tour of North America.

The two-month run – which follows an extensive European tour from May to July – opens September 10 in Vancouver, BC.

The shows will support Knopfler’s latest solo album, “Tracker”, due March 17.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Privateering” was recorded at British Grove Studios in London and co-produced by Knopfler and Guy Fletcher.

“The album title ‘Tracker’ arrived out of me trying to find my way over the decades,” says Knopfler. “Out of me tracking time – looking at people, places and things from my past, and out of the process of tracking as in recording tracks in the studio.”

Knopfler recently issued the project’s lead single, “Beryl.”

“Tracker” will be available on CD, double vinyl, deluxe CD with four bonus tracks, and a lavish box set that will include the album on both CD and vinyl with a bonus CD featuring six extra tracks, a DVD with an exclusive short film directed by Henrik Hansen and an interview with Mark where he talks about the new record.

Sleeve notes have been specially written by acclaimed US author Richard Ford and it also contains a numbered art print and six photographic prints.

Fans that order tickets to ‘An Evening with Mark Knopfler and Band’ online will receive a copy of “Tracker” for each pair of tickets purchased.

Knopfler Fan Club presales begin Tuesday, January 27, with general public tickets on sale beginning Friday, January 30.

Mark Knopfler
2015 North American Tour

Sep 10 - Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sep 11 - Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Sep 12 - Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Sep 13 - Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
Sep 16 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Sep 18 - Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre
Sep 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Dolby Theatre
Sep 20 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Sep 21 - San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s Concerts By the Bay
Sep 23 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Sep 25 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Sep 26 - Dallas, TX @ The Majestic Theatre
Sep 28 - Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Sep 29 - Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
Sep 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
Oct 02 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Oct 03 - Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre—Murat Theatre
Oct 04 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
Oct 06 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Oct 07 - Montreal, QC @ Place Des Arts—Wilfrid Pelletier Theatre
Oct 09 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Oct 10 - Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino—Grand Theater
Oct 11 - Albany, NY @ Palace Theater
Oct 13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
Oct 14 - Niagara Falls, ON @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Oct 16 - Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
Oct 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Academy of Music
Oct 18 - Washington, DC @ The Warner Theatre
Oct 20 - New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre
Oct 22 - Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)
Oct 24 - Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Oct 25 - North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Oct 27 - St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Oct 28 - Melbourne, FL @ King Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 30 - Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Oct 31 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center for the Performing Arts

See also:

Canada overturns Dire Straits censorship decision
Dire Straits: Canadian censorship may be reviewed
Dire Straits classic censored in Canada