Compiled by Terry Kilburn

2014 News

New album and European tour dates

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

We are excited to announce Mark Knopfler will release his ninth studio album, Tracker, in early 2015. Along with that news, we can reveal the first dates on his 2015 tour in support of the new album.

For a complete look at the shows announced today, as well as information on the presales, please visit the Tour page. There are many more shows to be announced very soon, so please keep an eye on this site!

Fans who participate in tomorrow’s presales will be given the opportunity to be amongst the first to pre-order the new album! Additionally, everyone who orders tickets in our presale will receive access to live recordings and exclusive merchandise. More details on those offerings will be revealed later this year.


Going Home – live – digital download

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Bupa Great North Run takes place in the north-east of England. To commemorate reaching a world-first one millionth finish, Mark has released a specially recorded live version of Going Home. All royalties from this digital only release will be donated to Future Fund, a charity that supports children’s cancer research at the UK’s Great North Children’s hospital.

The track is available for download from today in the UK and Ireland from iTunes, Amazon, Google, Spotify, Deezer, 7digital and Rdio.

Official Press Release


New John Illsley CD and gigs

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

John will release his new CD, Testing the Water, in June. He will be performing with his band at the Jazz Café in Camden, London, on June 19 Tickets

If you happen to be going to the UK’s  Gladsonbury Festival you can catch John on the acoustic stage on the afternoon of the 28th of June.

John will be touring in the UK in September and October. Full details can be found on John’s website.

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Pre-order your copy of Testing The Water.  John is working in collaboration with PledgeMusic to raise funds for the Anthony Nolan Trust. You can obtain a host of other items such as hand-written lyrics, photos, art prints, access to a special ‘pledgers backstage area’ at  the London gig, a signed acoustic guitar and even a round of golf with John.