2009 News

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Mark on BBC Radio 4

July 28, 2009

Mark was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Joan Armatrading’s Favourite Guitarists. The 15 minute interview was broadcast on Monday 27th of July. You can listen here until 3rd August.

Get Lucky tour – Royal Albert Hall presale – IMPORTANT UPDATE – 25/06

June 24, 2009

As part of the 2010 Get Lucky Tour, Mark will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London from the 30th of May to the 4th of June. A special fans’ Best Seats Presale has been arranged for all six RAH shows. This presale commences at 12 noon GMT on June 26th. Be sure to sign into your account just before the start of the sale as tickets will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

The remaining dates for the 2010 tour will be ‘rolled out’ starting in September.


As we mentioned yesterday, we are having a Best Seats Presale on Friday, June 26, for six Royal Albert Hall dates. The sale will be starting at noon BST, not GMT as previously stated. Also, due to high demand, we’ve increased the ticket-per-order limit. You will now be able to purchase four (4) tickets per order.

Get Lucky track list

June 23, 2009

The track list for the forth-coming album, Get Lucky, is as follows:

Border Reiver
Hard Shoulder
You Can’t Beat The House
Before Gas & TV
Cleaning My Gun
The Car Was The One
Remembrance Day
Get Lucky
So Far From The Clyde
Piper To The End

Here is the cover art:


Tickets for the Princes’ Trust gig

June 19, 2009

Amendment: Wednesday – 15th July 2009

We have been advised that the £100 (Standing) tickets will include a wine reception, not a champagne reception as was previously reported. We apologize for the misunderstanding.

Friday – 19th June 2009

As we announced on MarkKnopfler.com, Mark will be performing a special charity concert in benefit of The Prince’s Trust on September 9, 2009. Mark will be appearing at The Hurlingham Club in London with a band of five musicians in an intimate setting and will perform songs from throughout his career. We had also mentioned that there would be tickets available for our members to purchase and that time has come.

Beginning Monday, June 22 at noon GMT, log into your MarkKnopfler.com account to purchase one of the three ticket types from our store.

* VIP Tickets – There will be a pre-concert champagne reception, followed by an exclusive personal performance by Mark on a separate stage prior to the main event. You will then join the other guests and enjoy the main concert from the best seats.
* Pre-concert Reception Tickets (Seated) – These tickets include admission to the champagne reception, followed by a seat in the main hall for the concert.
* Pre-concert Reception Tickets (Standing) – These tickets include admission to the champagne reception, followed by a standing view in the main hall for the concert.

Princes’ Trust Charity gig

May 27, 2009

Mark will be performing an acoustic show at London’s Hurlingham Club on Wednesday, September 9th 2009. This is a charity performance on behalf of the Princes’ Trust. An allocation of tickets exclusively for Mark’s fans should be available shortly. Please check in regularly to obtain details of how to obtain tickets for this exclusive event.

Get Lucky – new album and tour

May 27, 2009

Mark releases his new album, Get Lucky, worldwide on or about the 14th of September, 2009. He will be touring in 2010, tickets will go on sale here on this website around the same time as the album comes out. More details to follow.

False Site

January 30, 2009

There is a website out there in which the author has been posting blogs about his “herbal” drug use and making it seem as if Mark was writing the posts. Please be aware that this site is neither written by, affiliated with nor sanctioned by Mark Knopfler, PCM nor MarkKnopfler.com. Any blog posts or messages from Mark would only be posted here on his official web site.

Thanks for your continued support.

The MarkKnopfler.com Team