2013 News

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Pre-Order Live Recording From Royal Albert Hall

May 21, 2013

Great news: The first of Mark’s six shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall will now be recorded and made available to own forever. This exclusive recording will be the only one made for Royal Albert Hall, so you’ll definitely want to pre-order it now.

The May 27 show will be recorded live from the soundboard and mixed by professional sound engineers using multi-track audio technology.

The day after the RAH show, MarkKnopfler-Live.com will begin shipping the recording on a 320 kbps MP3 stick in the shape of Mark’s favourite guitar, complete with matching case.

You can also pick up past recordings of Privateering shows, also shipped on a guitar-shaped USB, while supplies last. They’re selling fast, so place your order today.

Live Recording from Royal Albert Hall

New Way To Pay For Live Recordings

May 17, 2013

If you haven’t yet placed an order for one of the live recordings from Mark’s current Privateering tour, you can now make your purchase with a Visa or Mastercard using Saferpay.

You can pre-order upcoming shows or pick up past recordings of Privateering shows online. The guitar-shaped USB sticks are selling fast, so place your order today.

MarkKnopfler-Live.com is also now shipping to nearly every country in the world, excepting those in Africa.

Mark & Range Rover

May 2, 2013

Mark Knopfler

Range RoverMark and the band hit the road in support of Privateering, and will be crisscrossing Europe with stops in Italy, Spain, the UK and many other countries from now through the end of July.

On tour, Mark’s vehicle of choice is the All-New Range Rover, the fourth generation of this capable and luxurious SUV. To learn more about the new vehicle and where you can schedule a test drive, visit our newly launched Range Rover microsite on MarkKnopfler.com.

While there, be sure to click through to Guy Fletcher’s Road Reports. As he’s been doing since 2001’s Sailing To Philadelphia tour, Guy Fletcher has begun posting about his touring adventures. Loaded with great photos from the band’s rehearsals last month through Sunday’s show in Zagreb, Guy’s reports are a behind-the-scenes look at life on the road during the European dates.

Visit the Range Rover microsite often for the latest tour updates.


George Jones

April 28, 2013

George Jones will be missed by everyone who truly loves songs. He had a voice that could express the full range of human emotion, from delight to despair. He was one of the giants.


Privateering Tour – Recording & Photography

April 23, 2013

Please note that, subject to the venue’s own recording policy, Mark Knopfler has no objection to fans bringing into the show cameras and personal recording equipment to record the show, providing such photographs/recordings are for private use only and these activities do not interfere with the enjoyment of other fans.

i) Cameras – Fans can take photos of the show on personal cameras, including digital cameras, provided it is for personal use and non-professional purposes. Cameras with removable lenses are not permitted.

ii) Audio recording – This is permitted. Fans with walkmans, cassette recorders and small personal recording devices are permitted to tape the show, providing it is for their own personal use and non-commercial purposes.

iii) Video cameras – ARE NOT allowed under any circumstances.

The use of video cameras and mobile phones during the performance has become a major irritation for fans and a distraction for Mark and the band. We don’t want to restrict your enjoyment at the shows but please respect Mark’s request and resist the temptation to use these devices during the show.

Clarification of Mark Knopfler’s Show at Cap Roig

April 11, 2013

Regarding Mark Knopfler’s July 31 performance at the Cap Roig Festival in Calella de Palafrugell, ES, please see the following statement from management about the show:

There have been misleading reports in the media, stating that Mark Knopfler will be performing a special set featuring at least eight Dire Straits singles. This is not correct.

All ticket purchasers must clearly understand that the list of songs that Mark Knopfler will perform at Cap Roig will be drawn from the sets of the 70 other shows of his European tour and whilst this may include a small number of well-known Dire Straits songs, (as has been the pattern in all of Mark’s solo tours in recent years), the fact is that the vast majority of the song list will be drawn from the albums that Mark has released as a solo artist over the last 15 years.

Support For Charities

April 10, 2013

One final date has been added to Mark’s Privateering tour schedule. On June 7, he’ll be appearing at IJsselhallen in Zwolle, the Netherlands. Beginning Friday, April 12 at 10 am CET, MarkKnopfler.com will be holding a ticket presale for this show. Be sure to stop by the Store for your chance at some of the best seats.

Mark On New Ruth Moody Album

April 7, 2013

RuthMoody Ruth Moody is a Juno Award winning songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She will be performing as support act for all of Mark’s London shows at the Royal Albert Hall and a number of other shows in Europe during the up-coming Privateering tour. Her new album, These Wilder Things, will be released digitally worldwide on April 9 with physical release during May. Mark plays and sings on Track 6 of the album, a song called Pockets.

For more info go to Ruth’s website