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Royal Albert Hall shows announced: presales begin tomorrow

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

On May 25 and 26, Mark will bring the Tracker tour to the Royal Albert Hall in London. These will be Mark’s first shows back at the Royal Albert Hall since his incredible six night run there during the Privateering tour in 2013.

MarkKnopfler.com presales for these newly announced dates will begin tomorrow, January 21 at 10 am GMT. All of Mark’s upcoming tour dates can be found on the Tour page.

As a special offer for fans, everyone attending Mark’s Royal Albert Hall shows will receive a CD copy of Tracker for every pair of tickets! Additionally, everyone who orders tickets in our presales will receive access to live recordings and exclusive merchandise. More details on these offerings will be revealed later this year.

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Mark Knopfler’s ‘Tracker’ coming March 16th/17th

Friday, January 16, 2015

Mark Knopfler’s eighth studio album, Tracker, will be released on March 16, 2015 (March 17 in North America). The album features 11 new songs inspired by a wide range of subjects including Beryl Bainbridge and Basil Bunting. The songs contain Mark’s usual wryly but accurately observed vignettes of real life wrapped up in a musical accompaniment of distinctive subtlety.

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Tracker will be available on CD, double vinyl, deluxe CD with four bonus tracks, and a lavish 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. Sleeve notes have been specially written by acclaimed US author Richard Ford and it also contains a numbered art print and six photographic prints.

Mark said:

“The album title ‘Tracker’ arrived out of me trying to find my way over the decades. Out of me tracking time – looking at people, places and things from my past, and out of the process of tracking as in recording tracks in the studio.”

See below for the official track-listing and click here to listen to the first single, “Beryl”. Keep an eye on your inbox in the coming weeks for MarkKnopfler.com pre-order information.

1. Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes
2. Basil
3. River Towns
4. Skydiver
5. Mighty Man
6. Broken Bones
7. Long Cool Girl
8. Lights of Taormina
9. Silver Eagle
10. Beryl
11. Wherever I Go (featuring Ruth Moody)

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USB guitar concert sticks return for 2015 Tracker tour

Monday, December 15, 2014

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Good news! From Monday, December 15th, Bleecker Street Entertainment will begin taking pre-orders for recordings of each concert of Mark’s upcoming 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.

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.

The concerts will also be made as MP3 and FLAC download. Those will be made available shortly after each concert.

All the concerts from the 2010 Get Lucky tour and the 2013 Privateering tour are still available as an MP3 download.

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