The driving force behind 80s pop-rock giants Dire Straits, guitar hero Mark Knopfler has also enjoyed considerable success as a solo artist, film composer and producer. Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1949, Knopfler initially pursued a career as a local newspaper journalist and then a college lecturer, a period in which he also began showcasing his musical prowess in several groups such as Silverheels, Brewers Droop and The Duolian String Pickers. In 1977, he co-founded Dire Straits with guitarist brother David, a slick soft-rock outfit who went onto dominate the following decade, most notably with 1985’s Brothers in Arms, which not only spawned a US number one single in the shape of “Money For Nothing” but also became the first ever album to sell a million copies on CD. Knopfler’s intricate guitar work, autobiographical lyrical themes and brooding Dylan-esque vocals were integral to the band’s popularity, but long before their initial 1988 split, he had already begun showcasing his talents elsewhere. As well as composing the soundtracks for Irish drama Cal, Bill Forsyth comedies Local Hero and Comfort and Joy and children’s favorite The Princess Bride, he also produced records for Bob Dylan and Aztec Camera, wrote Tina Turner’s hit “Private Dancer” and contributed to the Ferry Aid charity ensemble. In 1989, he embraced his love of country music when he formed The Notting Hillbillies and a year later teamed up with Chet Atkins on the multiple Grammy-winning collaboration, Neck to Neck. Dire Straits regrouped in 1991 for On Easy Street and an extensive two-year world tour but disbanded for good four years later on the grounds that they had become too big. Knopfler resumed his solo career in 1996 with Golden Heart, where he was first joined by regular backing band The 96ers, and after adding to his body of soundtrack work with Wag The Dog, invited the likes of Van Morrison, James Taylor and Gillian Welch to perform on his 2000 sophomore, Sailing to Philadelphia. Knopfler was forced to cancel his tour promoting 2002’s The Ragpicker’s Dream due to a serious motorbike accident, but he eventually returned to the stage in time for 2004’s Shangri-La, while 2006 saw him hit the road with Emmylou Harris in support of their duets LP, All The Roadrunning. Continuing his prolific streak, 2007’s Kill to Get Crimson was followed by 2009’s Get Lucky and 2012 double album Privateering, but the most successful solo record of his career on both sides of the Atlantic arrived in 2015 when Tracker peaked at No.3 in the UK and No.14 in the US.
Get Lucky (2009)
Kill To Get Crimson (2007)
All The Roadrunning (2006)
The Ragpicker's Dream (2002)
Sailing To Philadelphia (2000)
Golden Heart (1996)
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5-28-15: Mark Knopfler’s current tour will come to the United States in early September, when the he performs at the Chateau Ste Michelle Winery in Woodinville, Washington. He will play shows on 11th and 12th, with the ticket prices averaging $162.82 on the secondary market. The price of these shows is 7.9% less than the full tour average of $175.83.
5-7-15: British guitarist Mark Knopfler is currently touring across the UK as he prepares for a late summer North American leg of his tour. The tour kicks off on September 10 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, Canada.
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Mark Knopfler 2015 Tour
9-10-2015 – Vancouver, BC at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9-11-2015 – Woodinville, WA at Chateau St. Michelle Winery
9-12-2015 – Woodinville, WA at Chateau St. Michelle Winery
9-13-2015 – Portland, OR at Keller Auditorium
9-15-2015 – Salt Lake City, UT at Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
9-16-2015 – Las Vegas, NV at Caesars Palace
9-18-2015 – Berkeley, CA at Greek Theatre
9-19-2015 – Los Angeles, CA at The Dolby Theatre
9-20-2015 – Santa Barbara, CA at Santa Barbara Bowl
9-21-2015 – San Diego, CA at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
9-23-2015 – Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9-25-2015 – Austin, TX at The Moody Theater
9-26-2015 – Dallas, TX at The Majestic Theatre
9-28-2015 – Kansas City, MO at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
9-29-2015 – Minneapolis, MN at Orpheum Theatre
9-30-2015 – Milwaukee, WI at Milwaukee Riverside Theater
10-2-2015 – Chicago, IL at Chicago Theatre
10-3-2015 – Indianapolis, IN at Murat Theatre Old National Centre
10-4-2015 – Ann Arbor, MI at Michigan Theater
10-6-2015 – Toronto, ON at Massey Hall
10-7-2015 – Montreal, QC at Place Des Arts
10-9-2015 – Boston, MA at Orpheum Theater
10-10-2015 – Mashantucket, CT at Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino
10-11-2015 – Albany, NY at Palace Theater
10-13-2015 – Pittsburgh, PA at Heinz Hall
10-14-2015 – Niagara Falls, ON at Fallsview Casino
10-16-2015 – Red Bank, NJ at Count Basie Theatre
10-17-2015 – Philadelphia, PA at Academy of Music
10-18-2015 – Washington, DC at Warner Theatre
10-20-2015 – New York, NY at Beacon Theatre
10-21-2015 – New York, NY at Beacon Theatre
10-22-2015 – Durham, NC at Durham Performing Arts
10-24-2015 – Atlanta, GA at Chastain Park Amphitheatre
10-25-2015 – North Charleston, SC at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
10-27-2015 – St. Augustine, FL at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
10-28-2015 – Melbourne, FL at King Center For the Performing Arts
10-30-2015 – Clearwater, FL at Ruth Eckerd Hall
10-31-2015 – Fort Lauderdale, FL at Au Rene Theater Broward Center