March 17, 2015
Mark Knopfler’s eighth studio album, Tracker, is out now worldwide.
Tracker is available physically in the MarkKnopfler.com Store on CD, double vinyl, deluxe CD with four bonus tracks, and a limited edition 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.
Tracker can also be purchased digitally through iTunes.
March 10, 2015
The Honky Tonk Demos feature four songs that were part of the original demo tape Dire Straits recorded in July 1977 at London’s Pathway Studios. These four songs made their way to the desk of legendary BBC London DJ Charlie Gillett. On July 31, 1977 Gillett played the version of “Sultans Of Swing” here on his Honky Tonk radio show that led to the group being signed to Phonogram soon after.
With three tracks previously unreleased, this double pack, mastered for vinyl at Bernie Grundman’s, is a true piece of history. The Honky Tonk Demos is a tribute to the early artistry of Dire Straits and the remarkable musical passion of DJ Gillett, who left us five years ago in March 2010.
The Honky Tonk Demos will be available on vinyl for Record Store Day 2015 which falls on Saturday, April 18.
March 4, 2015
The Mark Knopfler cover issue of Guitarist goes on sale Friday March 6. You can buy it from WHSmith and most major supermarkets and newsagents or it can be ordered online as a single issue from My Favourite Magazines.
March 2, 2015
Amazon Music UK is giving away 50 pairs of tickets to an exclusive Mark Knopfler show at Elstree Studios, located just outside London. The performance will take place on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30PM GMT.
Head to Amazon now to enter to win tickets to this one-of-a-kind gig. The contest closes Monday, March 16 and is open to UK residents only. Good luck!
February 25, 2015
Mark is looking to provide an opportunity for the next generation of directors to create and collaborate with him on a music video for his new track ‘”Wherever I Go” featuring Ruth Moody. Read a message from Mark below on the potential collaboration:
“A creative act so often creates others. It’s often intriguing to find out what happens to my songs after they’ve walked out of the studio and into the world. I’m looking forward to seeing so many different interpretations of “Wherever I Go”.”
To participate, please go to TalentHouse.com.
February 24, 2015
The Bupa Great North Run takes place annually in the north-east of England. To commemorate reaching a world-first one millionth finish in September 2014, Mark released a specially recorded live version of Going Home, all royalties from this digital only release being donated to Future Fund, a charity that supports children’s cancer research at the UK’s Great North Children’s hospital.
Initially issued only in the UK, the track is to be available to download worldwide here
Update: Now available in the US and Canada
Official 2014 Press Release
February 19, 2015
USB guitar concert sticks are now available to pre-order for European, UK and North American dates on Mark’s Tracker tour!
These high-quality recordings will again be housed on metal USB concert sticks based on the shape of three different guitars, which Mark actually plays in concert – complete with matching case. If you pre-order all three models (regardless of which concert), you will receive a matching case which fits all three.
European/UK Pre-orders will be shipped two days after each concert. Delivery estimates for Europe at 5 to 10 business days, and 10 to 20 business days for the rest of the world. Please note that orders of more than one concert stick will be shipped following the last of the selected dates. North American pre-orders will be shipped on November 23 at the latest.
The concerts will also be made as MP3 and FLAC download.
All the concerts from the 2010 Get Lucky tour and the 2013 Privateering tour are still available as an MP3 download.
February 18, 2015
John has released a new limited edition CD. Called Live in London, the tracks were recorded in 2013 at The Half Moon in London.
John and his band will be touring in Holland and Germany between February 26 and March 31 but will also be performing at The Half Moon on the 19th March.
February 17, 2015
The Tracker short film directed by Henrik Hansen can now be watched here in full. The film is available as part of the Deluxe Box Set.
Tracker is available to pre-order now in the MarkKnopfler.com Store.
January 28, 2015
Mark has announced a second show in New York City at the Beacon Theatre on October 21! A limited amount of MarkKnopfler.com presale tickets for this newly added date are on sale now. All of Mark’s upcoming tour dates can be found on the Tour page.
REMEMBER: You must be signed in to your MarkKnopfler.com account to participate in the ticket presales. To create an account, please click here.
As a special offer for fans attending Mark’s North American tour, a CD copy of Tracker is included with every pair of tickets! Additionally, everyone who orders tickets in the MarkKnopfler.com presales will receive access to live recordings and exclusive merchandise. More details on those offerings will be unveiled soon.