News Archives: October 2007

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Moscow Tickets – On Sale Now

As previously announced, Mark will be playing the Olympiski in Moscow, Russia, on April 27, 2008. Tickets for this show are standing and unreserved. Sign in to your VIP account now to purchase tickets to this show before the general public.


World Café broadcast

The World Café will be broadcasting a Mark Knopfler session on Saturday November 17th and on Monday November 19th, 2007.  US National Public Radio’s World Cafe with host David Dye can be heard on nearly 200 stations nationwide. Fans can find their local station by going to ……

or listen online to the WXPN/Philadelphia stream Monday to Friday 2pm to 4pm Eastern Standard Time by going to:


KTGC Tour – Russia

Mark will be playing two shows in Russia as part of next year’s KTGC tour. He will be at the New Ice Arena, St Petersburg, on the 26th April. will be having a presale at 10.00 (local time St Petersburg) on October 24th when our VIP Members will have first opportunity to purchase tickets.

Mark will also be playing at the Olympiski in Moscow on April 27, 2008. We’ll be announcing the presale information for this show very shortly


Amsterdam showcase broadcast

Radio 2 in Holland will be broadcasting the intimate show that Mark and band performed recently at The Melkweg in Amsterdam. Be sure to tune in on Friday November 2nd on 92.60 and in the east of Holland on 91.40.


Basel Showcase

Mark and band will be playing an exclusive show in the intimate club atmosphere of the AVO SESSION in Basel, Switzerland on Monday the 12th of November, 2007. The hour long show will premiere songs  from the new album, Kill To Get Crimson, as well as featuring material from throughout Mark’s career. Please note that TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE for this event.

To stand the chance of winning free tickets and for more information on the event please go to one of the following sites:

In addition, Swiss radio channels DRS 3 and DRS 1 as well as the local radio station, Radio Basilisk, will be giving away tickets to the event on air.

Fans will also stand a chance to get free tickets by watching Musicnight broadcast every Saturday evening on Swiss TV channel SF2.

If you’re not lucky enough to win tickets to the show, don’t despair!  Swiss radio channel DRS 3 will feature the showcase as part of their live report from the festival on the 13th of November from 8pm to 12 midnight, and Swiss TV channel SF 2 will broadcast the showcase on the 15th of  December at 22.40 pm local Swiss time.


Athens Presale

Mark will be playing the Lycabetus Theatre in Athens, Greece on June 13, 2008. Seating and standing for this show is unreserved, and VIP Members can purchase tickets right now in the store.


KTGC – chart entries

We are pleased to announce the official album and iTunes chart entry positions for the KTGC album. The album reached #2 in the European Billboard chart and has already gone platinum in Norway, gold in Denmark and silver in the UK.

Austria #10
Belgium # 10
Denmark #5
Germany #2
Holland #4
Italy #2
Norway #2
Spain #12
Sweden #6
Switzerland #3
UK #9
USA #26
Austria #3
Belgium #3
Denmark #5
Finland #7
France #6
Germany #2
Holland #3
Italy #2
Luxembourg #2
Norway #2
Spain #3
Sweden #6
Switzerland #2


Mark will be apprearing on TV in Italy, Saturday 13th of October. He will be a guest on RAI TV’s Che Tempo Che Fa. (

COMMENT presales for Germany/Austria

As you know, we’ll be preselling tickets for the German shows, plus Vienna, to our VIP Members beginning this Friday, October 12. For more details on any of these dates and presale times, visit our Tickets page in the Store, or check out our Tour page.


KTGK – tour date/presale: Portugal

Mark will be playing the Campo Pequeno in Lisbon, Portugal on April 4, 2008. VIP members can order tickets before the general public, beginning Monday, October 8 at 10:00am Portugal local time (GMT +1).