News Archives: 2007

Compiled by Terry Kilburn 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).


KTGC tour dates/presale: France

Mark will be playing four concerts in France during next year’s KTGC tour. The presale starts October 4th. For information on presales and to purchase tickets please go to our Tickets page in the Store.


London Showcase

Mark and his band will be playing an intimate session in front of a live studio audience for BBC Radio 2 in London this Friday, October 5th. We have a pair of tickets each to offer 24 fans, and if you’d like a chance to attend the show then please email us between 2pm local UK time Tuesday 2nd October and 2pm local UK time Wednesday 3rd October. Only emails received between those times will be entered into the draw. You should email [email protected], with the subject line Mark Knopfler BBC Session tickets, and include your name and contact telephone number. 24 names will be randomly selected, and those lucky fans will be contacted on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning to confirm the details. Note that this offer is open to UK and Eire residents only, gives you entrance to the show only, and does not cover transport etc. Please note also, you will need to bring some proof of identity with you in order to gain entry to the show.

Update – 6th October

A select audience of around eighty people attended the London showcase at the BBC’s studios in Maida Vale. The set list of ten songs, some from the new Kill To Get Crimson album, were played and a series of mini-interviews conducted by Simon Mayo. The showcase will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on the 19th of November.


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.