News Archives: September 2007

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Additional dates at the Royal Albert Hall, London

The first three Royal Albert Hall shows in London have been so popular, there will be 3 additional dates at that venue. Mark will now be playing the RAH for 6 nights from May 25 through May 30, 2008. Our VIP members will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to the added May 28, 29 and 30 shows. For more details on these shows go to the tour page.


Amsterdam Showcase Competition

If you didn’t win tickets to see Mark’s intimate gig in Amsterdam this Wednesday (26th Sept), don’t give up just yet. We’ve got a pair of tickets each for 5 lucky winners. Just email your answers to the 2 questions below to [email protected], along with a telephone number you can be reached at, and make sure we receive your entries by 6pm today UK local time (in Holland that is GMT +1). Winners will then be contacted by telephone tomorrow and be able to watch the show tomorrow night. Please note that this competition is only open to residents of The Netherlands. The prize gives you entrance to the show only, and does not cover transport, etc.


1.     What do the Mark Knopfler songs Calling Elvis and Back to Tupelo have in common ?

2.     Name two American towns/cities which form part of the titles of Mark Knopfler songs.


Update – Wednesday 26th September

Many congratulations to our five lucky winners. All winners have been contacted and are looking forward to being in the audience at the showcase. Oh, the answers to the questions:-

1. Both about Elvis Presley

2. There were quite a few to choose from including Knoxville, Nazareth, Brooklyn,
New Orleans, Philadelphia, not to mention Tupelo (!) Big Smile


Dates for Sweden

Mark will be playing the following cities in Sweden during his 2008 Kill To Get Crimson tour. Ticket presales for these two dates will be from September 20th – 25th starting at 10.00 local time.

April 22, 2008  Loftbergs Lila Arena – Karlstadt

April 23, 2008  Hovet – Stockholm


Dates for Spain

Mark will be playing the following cities in Spain during his 2008 Kill To Get Crimson tour. Ticket presales for these three dates will be from September 25 – 28. We will let you know the start time for the presales very soon.

SHOW DATE       VENUE                                 LOCATION
April 2, 2008       Palau St. Jordi                      Barcelona, Spain
April 3, 2008       Palacio De Portes               Madrid, Spain
April 5, 2008       Granada Coliseo Atarfe     Atarfe, Spain


Berlin Showcase on German TV

We can now confirm that the Berlin showcase will be broadcast by Germany’s RBB on Sept 21st at midnight (local time in Germany, 11pm in the UK).


German Special Edition CD

Due to a technical glitch the concert ticket rebate codes that were issued with a special edition of ‘Kill To Get Crimson’ are invalid. Consumers will have to reapply for a new, valid code to redeem the the discount. All further information is to be found on

Please excuse any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.


Additional UK Tickets Available

We’ve secured additional tickets for the following shows in the UK: May 18, 2008 at the Playhouse in Edinburgh and May 25, 26 and 27, 2008 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. You can purchase your tickets now in the Tickets section of the store.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Edinburgh & Dublin Presale Time Change

Due to tremendous strain on the server, the following presales will begin 30 minutes later than originally scheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Edinburgh, UK Presale rescheduled to: Sep. 17, [email protected] 15:30 BST
Dublin, Ireland Presale rescheduled to: Sep. 17, [email protected] 15:30 IST

Presales for Brighton and Belfast will begin at 15:00 as scheduled.


Record Company pre-sale, Germany

Buy your ‘special edition’ version of Kill To Get Crimson from most major German retailers, including, and get a 10% discount on a pair of tickets when you pre-order for Mark’s shows in Germany next year. Each ‘special edition’ CD (marked with a sticker) has an insert with a unique discount code, which can be used to pre-order your tickets. Full details on how to purchase your tickets are detailed on the insert. Orders must be placed before October 25th 2007.


European Dates for ‘Kill To Get Crimson’ Tour

As promised, we have many more European dates to announce for Mark’s 2008 Kill To Get Crimson tour. And we’re not done yet. In the weeks to come, we will be letting you know about additional European dates, as well as tour dates and exclusive ticket presales for the rest of the world.

For more details go to the Tickets page in the Store or check out our Tour page. Don’t forget to make sure you’ve signed up for a VIP Membership, as these presales are only open to our members.