2010 News

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Win yourself a Candy Apple Red Strat

May 5, 2010

To celebrate the release of Alchemy on DVD and Blu-Ray, restored to pristine High Definition visual clarity, with remixed stereo and stunning 5.1 surround sound, Mercury are giving you the chance to win a Fender ® Standard Stratocaster in magnificent Candy Apple Red – a replica of the guitar used by Mark Knopfler in the gig! Five runners up will receive a set of Alchemy Live sweat and headbands. To enter, simply click here and enter your email address – it’s that easy.

Competition closes at 5pm (BST) on Monday 17th May 2010.

Jimmy Webb collaboration

April 28, 2010

Mark is among various major artists who feature on Jimmy Webb’s new album ‘Just Across The River’. Mark plays on a track called ‘The Highwayman’. The album is due for release on the 29th of June.

More info

BBC Artworks

April 20, 2010

Back in January, Mark took time out with Phil Cunnigham to film for the BBC programme, Artworks.

Note change of broadcast date:

The programme will be broadcast on the 10th May on BBC TWO Scotland at 10.00pm, Sky Channel 990 and Iplayer.

Get Lucky tour – set lists

April 17, 2010

The official position on the question of the publication of set lists for the Get Lucky tour is that set lists should not be published in respect of Mark’s wish to create a sense of surprise for people coming to the shows.

Special Dates In Monte Carlo

March 29, 2010

We’re pleased to announce the final dates for Mark Knopfler’s 2010 Get Lucky tour. On July 19 and 20, Mark will be performing at Sporting Monte-Carlo, Salle des Étoiles. Beginning at 10 am CEST tomorrow, March 30, MarkKnopfler.com will be holding a members-only presale for these two shows.

These shows will be a bit different than all the other dates on the tour, as 1) they include dinner and 2) there is a shirt and tie dress code. Also, instead of issuing traditional tickets, MarkKnopfler.com will mail all customers a reservation confirmation. There is, however, still a limit of four (4) tickets per order on all presales for the Get Lucky tour.

New Italian date

March 19, 2010

On July 14, the Get Lucky tour will make a stop in Milan. Mark will be playing at the Arena Civica and Mark Knopfler.com is holding a Best Seats ticket presale for this show, beginning on March 22. Log into your MarkKnopfler.com account by 11 am CET on Monday for your chance at some of the best seats in the house.

Mark in Murcia

March 10, 2010

A further date has been added to the Spanish 2010 ‘Get Lucky’ tour dates. Mark will be making a stop in Murcia, at the Plaza de Toros, on July 24. Mark Knopfler.com members can participate in our Best Seats ticket presale for this show, beginning at 9 am CEST on March 11.

For your best chance at tickets, log into your MarkKnopfler.com account just prior to sale time tomorrow morning. It’s also your chance to buy tickets for this show before they’re available anywhere else.

Swiss Dates

March 4, 2010

Mark will be hitting two of the biggest summer festivals in Europe in July, as part of his Get Lucky tour. In addition to the Moon & Stars Festival in Locarno, Mark will make a second stop in Switzerland for the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival.

To participate in our members-only presales for these shows, log into your MarkKnopfler.com account by 11 am CEST on Friday, March 5. It’s your chance to buy tickets for these shows before they’re available anywhere else.

Please note, there is a limit of four (4) tickets per order on all presales for the Get Lucky tour. Also, tickets for all shows will be available for pick up at the venue’s box office on the night of the show only. This will help curtail any of these tickets from ending up on the inflated secondary ticket market. We’re doing everything we can to ensure a smooth process for you on the night of the show.