News

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

New songs

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mark has begun to record new songs for a possible future album

Mark on Dan Auerbach’s new album

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dan Auerbach is his own man.  He goes from strength to strength.  It was great to be a part of his record.  Walk on, Dan.’ MK

Mark plays on Shine On Me  the first single taken from Dan’s new solo album Waiting on a Song

Bravehearts Watch Auction – update

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Mark Knopfler charity watch auction raised over £10,000 for Bravehearts Of The North East, a not-for-profit charity which recognises courage and bravery of children of the North East of England.

watches

A huge thank you to all those who took part and congratulations to the winning bidders.

Chuck Berry

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

‘We’ll all remember Chuck Berry as one of the greatest rock ‘n roll performers but he was also the greatest of the rock ’n roll writers.  Music wouldn’t have evolved in the same way without him.  Seeing him at Newcastle City Hall when I was 15 was an unforgettable experience.’  MK

FanFair Alliance Guide

Monday, March 20, 2017

Ever since the earliest days of Dire Straits, Mark has always tried to ensure that his tickets were fairly priced and ended up in the hands of genuine fans, rather than being scalped, touted or appearing on the secondary market. Over the last fifteen years the best seats in the house for a Mark Knopfler show have almost been exclusively accessed by his most ardent fans who have paid a reasonable price for their tickets.

Any artist who chooses to try and avoid the secondary market can do so. It involves time, effort and cooperation from promoters and venues but it can be done. It also involves the artist not being seduced by the additional cash that will be offered by accessing the secondary ticketing market.

FanFair Alliance has today published a new online guide offering audiences Ten Tips to successfully navigate the ticket buying process, and to reduce the risk of being ripped off by touts. This includes key information about authorised ticket sellers, about the importance of research – do not trust search engine results! – and greater awareness of the marketing practices employed by the so-called secondary ticketing websites.

The FanFair Alliance Guide offers common sense advice to ticket buyers and the more widely it is adopted, the better it will be for fans and performers. Nobody wants the front ten rows of their event to be full of super rich consumers who may or may not actually be into the music as opposed to just attending the event – MK

Download your copy of the guide here