News Archives: 2012

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Duolian String Pickers Days

StevePhillips You can now download Steve Phillips’ 1995 album, Just Pickin’, which features Mark on a number of Duolian String Picker’s tracks recorded during the late-1960s/early-70s. Mark plays on four tracks: “Just Pickin'”, “Hometown Rag”, “Hawkins Rag” and “Dallas Rag”.


Privateering Cameo In Great Big Sea Video

In the video from Canadian folk rockers Great Big Sea‘s song ‘Heart of Hearts’, we spied a little something at about the 22 second mark. Check out what’s on display in the record shop scene. We’ll just assume this was on purpose.


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GOSH Starcards Xmas Auction

Every year at this time Starcards organise their Xmas auction of autographed items to help raise funds for the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London, England. Mark has supported the charity from the beginning and this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Starcards auctions.

Update: 3rd Dec – The 2012 Starcards Xmas auction is now closed. A bid of £322.98 won the Mark Knoplfer display.



Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Do you plan on treating loved ones to something special from the Store? To help your order arrive in time for the holidays, please purchase any gifts no later than Sunday, December 2.

Be sure to browse the Clothing section for some classic tour merch. And don’t forget Mark’s latest release, Privateering, available now in five different formats.


Mark Knopfler Live Nation Flyaway

18 years or over and resident in the US ? If so, here is your chance to win a trip for 2 to see the Dylan/MK show in Boston on November 18 and win a signed Mark Knopfler Signature Fender Stratocaster guitar, a drum skin signed by the whole band, plus other goodies, and all you have to do is enter the Live Nation Flyaway sweepstake

Sweepstake closed 12 pm (PST) November 9, 2012


Colin Davidson’s Portrait Of Mark

Colin Davidson is a contemporary artist living and working near Belfast in Northern Ireland. Go to Colin’s Facebook page to take a look at Colin’s fabulous new portrait of Mark.


Mark Garners Praise On Dylan Tour

Mark’s current tour with the legendary Bob Dylan is well underway, and the reviews for the former Dire Straits frontman have been glowing. Check out a few notes from the press across North America.

“The legendary axe man’s guitar skills were as impeccable as ever, and he weaved his way through a dozen songs with inimitable style and a disconcerting ease.”
The Vancouver Sun

“Knopfler was almost legendary himself, cool, collected, one of the greatest guitarists in living memory…”
Gig City, Edmonton

“Knopfler’s guitar tone is an exquisite, instantly recognizable creation.”
Los Angeles Times

“Former Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler and his seven-man band played an impeccable opening set.”
U-T San Diego

You’ve still got a chance to catch this once-in-a-lifetime tour, which has another 16 dates to come, including tonight’s performance at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO. Visit the Tour Page for a complete listing and ticket links.


Palace Of Auburn Hills Concert Cancelled, Fox Theatre Show Announced

Mark’s upcoming concert with Bob Dylan scheduled on November 13, 2012 at Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit , MI has been cancelled and replaced with a show at the Fox Theatre. All ticket buyers will be contacted this week with more information regarding their tickets.

For a look at the complete tour, and for links to order tickets, please visit now.


Guy’s MK-Dylan Tour Diary

TourDiaryGuy Fletcher is compiling another great tour diary. Click the logo to keep in touch with Mark and the band as they tour North America with Dylan.


Mark and Dylan North America Tour

There seems to be some confusion about the form of Mark’s performance on the upcoming North American tour with Bob Dylan. Mark will be performing a 70 minute set with his own band prior to Bob’s performances each night. These will be full electric and the band consists of:

Mark Knopfler
Guy Fletcher
Richard Bennett
Glenn Worf
Ian Thomas
Jim Cox
John McCusker
Mike McGoldrick

We look forward to seeing you there.