News Archives: 2009

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Second Amsterdam Show Added!

A second show has been added for Amsterdam. Mark will play the Heineken Music Hall for the second time on June 29, 2010. Presale tickets are on sale now in the MarkKnopfler.com store.

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Bid on Mark’s Guitar

Right now on eBay, you can bid on a brand new Fender Mark Knopfler signature Stratocaster guitar, which you can get signed by Mark himself. Mark used this guitar during a September 12 fundraising concert in aid of the Pallant House Gallery. All proceeds from the auction, which runs until September 20, go towards the Gallery appeal fund.

Update: the guitar sold for a magnificent winning bid of £6300. Thanks to all who took part.

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Get Lucky tour dates – Belgium and Spain

The next 2010 Get Lucky tour dates have been announced today. These are for Belgium and Spain.

Don’t forget, you can also visit the Tour map for regular updates. Check the Tickets section of the Store for a full list of what’s available.

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North America dates and presales

The next dates confirmed for Mark’s 2010 Get Lucky tour are those for North America. MarkKnopfler.com will be offering the best seats in the house in our members-only ticket presales. Log into your account on September from 9 am 14 and 15 to take part.

As a special offer, Mark Knopfler online ticket purchasers are entitled to receive one complimentary copy of Mark Knopfler’s new album Get Lucky for each pair of tickets (2) ordered for any of Mark’s North American tour dates. Your ticket receipt email will confirm the number of CDs that you will receive, CD delivery information and your delivery address.

Don’t forget, you can also visit the Tour map for regular updates. Check the Tickets section of the Store for a full list of what’s available.

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Get Lucky Tour – Norway and Poland

The next dates confirmed for Mark’s 2010 Get Lucky tour are in Poland and Norway. Once again, MarkKnopfler.com will be offering the best seats in the house in our members-only ticket presale. Log into your account on September 8 to take part. More dates will be announced soon. Don’t forget, you can also visit the Tour map for regular updates.

In addition to these, our presales for Mark’s concerts in the UK, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Portugal are still going strong. Check the Tickets section of the Store for a full list of what’s available.

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More European Dates Announced

Dates for Mark’s Get Lucky tour are firming up and we’re happy to announce the next set of confirmed shows. MarkKnopfler.com will be having a members-only best seats ticket presale for several UK dates, as well as for appearances in Luxembourg, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Portugal. If you aren’t already a member, it costs nothing to join and we always respect your privacy. Sign into your account just before the start of the presale for your chance at the best seats in the house.

Some important things to note. There is a limit of four (4) tickets per order on all presales for the Get Lucky Tour. Also, tickets for all shows will be available for pickup at the venue’s box office on the night of the show only. This will help curtail any of these tickets ending up on the inflated secondary ticket market. We’re doing everything we can to ensure a smooth process for you on the night of the show.

Over the course of the next month we’ll continue to announce other dates in Europe and North America, so stay tuned. You can also check the Tour page for regular updates.

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First US single from Get Lucky Album

The first US single from Mark’s new album, Get Lucky, is ‘Border Reiver’ b/w ‘Cleaning My Gun’. The digital single is available for download now from iTunes US.

Border Reiver

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Pre Order Get Lucky

Get Lucky comes out on September 14th in Europe and September 15th in the North America. MarkKnopfler.com is pleased to offer Mark’s new album to pre-order, starting today. Visit the Store to get your copy.

As a special bonus to UK and MarkKnopfler.com CD buyers, we’ll be launching a special section of MarkKnopfler.com in September, just for you. So pre-order your copy today, and stay tuned for further details on the new section.

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Amazon gig in London

Mark is performing at The Bush Hall in Shepherd’s Bush, London, on September the 23rd. This is a private performance with no public sale of tickets. You can only obtain tickets for this event by entering the prize draw at Amazon UK and being a UK resident. No tickets will be issued for this event and access to the venue will only be possible if your name is on the guest list for the evening as a competition winner from Amazon UK. Please note that entry to the event is only guaranteed with both the appropriate confirmation from Amazon UK and valid photo ID. It is very important that you read and understand the terms and conditions relating to this performance before you enter the competition.

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Alchemy 5.1. DVD

Chuck Ainlay recently remixed the original tapes which formed the Alchemy album. The film is currently being digitally enhanced and a 5.1 and blue-ray version of the concert will be released next year. The approximate release date would be in April 2010 but this is not confirmed and retail will not be aware of this release as yet. More details will be released as they become available via markknopfler.com and MKNews.

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