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Mark Knopfler announces spring tour dates

Here's something that will make many of you smile heading into the weekend - the announcement of spring tour dates from former Dire Straits leader Mark KnopflerGet Lucky (pre-order via Amazon), the new CD from Knopfler, drops in stores on Tuesday.

I'm thinkin' the Ann Arbor date might have my name on it, tagged with a mandatory visit to Encore Recordings!

In case you missed it, our pals over at Blog On The Tracks recently had a chance to chat with Knopfler about the new album, Dire Straits, and a variety of other topics.

Here's the full press release and a rundown of the tour dates.




‘…ever the quiet craftsman, sculpting one modest gem after another…’—Billboard

Warner Bros. Records is set to release Mark Knopfler’s new recording Get Lucky on September 15. This is the sixth solo studio album from the legendary musician and follows 2007’s highly successful Kill To Get Crimson. In support of the release, Knopfler will embark on a U.S. tour this spring, including shows at Los Angeles’ Pantages Theatre on April 16 and New York’s United Palace Theater on May 6. See reverse for full details. As a special bonus, a free copy of Get Lucky will be offered to fans for every pair of concert tickets purchased online.

Recorded at Knopfler’s award-winning British Grove Studios in West London, Get Lucky was co-produced with longtime collaborators, engineer Chuck Ainlay and keyboardist Guy Fletcher and featured Richard Bennett, Danny Cummings, John McCusker, Matt Rollings and Glenn Worf. The 11-track album explores a lifetime of musical roots exemplified by the title track. ‘The first itinerant person I ever met would sing in soul bands in winter, then work part-time in fairgrounds or ‘go pick fruit down south’ when the weather turned warm,’ explains Knopfler. ‘I was about 15 years old, stuck in school and envious. ‘Get Lucky’ came from him and other traveling characters I went on to meet in places I’d find myself working short-term, like farms, warehouses, building sites, before I got lucky with my songs.’

All proceeds from the single ‘Remembrance Day’ will go toward The Poppy Appeal, which supports The Royal British Legion, a U.K. charity providing support to the serving and ex-service community and their dependents.

A multiple Grammy award winner as the lead singer/songwriter for Dire Straits, Knopfler combined his wry lyrics with his guitar prowess to create such major hits as ‘Money For Nothing,’ ‘Sultans Of Swing,’ ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Walk of Life.’ He has produced records for Bob Dylan and Randy Newman as well as scoring several films including Cal, Local Hero, Princess Bride and A Shot at Glory.


April 8            Seattle, WA            Moore Theatre

April 9            Vancouver, BC            Queen Elizabeth Theatre

April 10            Portland, OR            Keller Auditorium

April 11            Eugene, OR            Hult Center for the Performing Arts

April 13            Oakland, CA            Paramount Theatre for the Arts

April 14            Santa Rosa, CA            Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

April 15            Temecula, CA            Penchanga Resort & Casino

April 16            Los Angeles, CA            Pantages Theatre

April 18            Phoenix, AZ            Dodge Theatre

April 20            Denver, CO            Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre

April 21            Kansas City, MO            Midland Theatre

April 22            St. Louis, MO            Fox Theatre

April 23            Chicago, IL            Chicago Theatre

April 24            Milwaukee, WI            Riverside Theater

April 25            Minneapolis, MN            State Theater

April 27            Ann Arbor, MI            Michigan Theater

April 28            Buffalo, NY            Center for the Arts

April 29            Toronto, ON            Massey Hall

April 30            Montreal, QC            Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier/Place Des Arts

May 1            Mashantucket, CT            MGM Grand at Foxwoods

May 2            Washington, DC            Warner Theater

May 4            Boston, MA            Orpheum Theatre

May 5            Red Bank, NJ            Count Basie Theater

May 6            New York, NY            United Palace Theater

May 7            Upper Darby, PA            Tower Theater

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