Mark Knopfler Announces North American Tour Dates

Mark Knopfler has announced a 28-date North American tour which will kick off in August, 2019.

The 2019 tour will be in support of Mark Knopfler‘s ninth solo studio album, Down The Road Wherever, which is set for release on November 16. Tickets for next year’s tour begin on October 29, and you can buy them here. The full list of tour dates is below so take a look for when he will at a venue near you.

This tour will see Knopfler perform with a ten-piece band, most of whom he has worked with for more than two decades. The band will include Guy Fletcher (keyboards), Richard Bennett (guitar), Jim Cox (piano), Mike McGoldrick (whistle and flute), John McCusker (fiddle and cittern), Glenn Worf (bass), Danny Cummings (percussion) and Ian Thomas (drums), and will be accompanied by the new additions Graeme Blevins (saxophone) and Tom Walsh (trumpet).

“My songs are made to be performed live,” says Knopfler. “I love the whole process of writing them alone and then recording them with the band, but ultimately the best part is playing them to an audience live. I enjoy the whole circus, travelling from town to town and interacting with this group of players is a total pleasure. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Down The Road Wherever will include 14 songs inspired by a variety of subjects such as Knopfler’s early days in Deptford with Dire Straits, a stray soccer fan lost in a strange town, the compulsion of a musician hitching home through the snow and a man out of time in his local greasy spoon diner.

You can check out the lead song from the upcoming album, “Good On You Son,” here:

Down The Road Wherever will be available via digital download, CD, double vinyl, deluxe CD with three bonus tracks and a lavish box set that will include the album on both vinyl and deluxe CD and an additional 12” vinyl EP with 4 bonus tracks, a 12” print of the artwork and a 12” guitar tablature of ‘Back On The Dance Floor.’
1. Trapper Man
2. Back On The Dance Floor
3. Nobody’s Child
4. Just A Boy Away From Home
5. When You Leave
6. Good On You Son
7. My Bacon Roll
8. Nobody Does That
9. Drovers’ Road*
10. One Song At A Time
11. Floating Away
12. Slow Learner
13. Heavy Up
14. Rear View Mirror*
15. Every Heart In The Room*
16. Matchstick Man
*Deluxe Edition CD bonus tracks


2019 North American Tour Dates:

August 16
Mashantucket, CT
Foxwoods Resort Casino
August 17
Philadelphia, PA
Metropolitan Opera House
August 18
Vienna, VA
Filene Center at Wolf Trap*
August 20
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre
August 21
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre
August 23
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
August 24
Montreal, QC
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier 
August 25
Toronto, ON
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
August 27
Indianapolis, IN
Old National Centre
August 28
Kansas City, MO
Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
August 30
Minneapolis, MN
Orpheum Theatre
August 31
Milwaukee, WI
The Riverside Theater
September 1
Chicago, IL
The Chicago Theatre
September 3
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium
September 4
Atlanta, GA
State Bank Amp. at Chastain Park
September 6
Sugar Land, TX
Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
September 7
Austin, TX
ACL Live at The Moody Theater
September 8
Grand Prairie, TX
The Theatre at Grand Prairie
September 10
Denver, CO
Venue TBD*
September 13
Portland, OR
Keller Auditorium
September 14
Woodinville, WA
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery*
September 15
Woodinville, WA
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery*
September 16
Vancouver, BC
September 18
Berkeley, CA
The Greek Theatre
September 20
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Bowl
September 21
Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Theatre
September 22
Los Angeles, CA
Greek Theatre

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Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!

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