News Archives: August 2012

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

New Round of European Dates Announced

As promised, we have more 2013 tour dates to let you know about. Thirteen new dates in Europe have been confirmed, in Austria, Germany and The Netherlands. The member presales for these shows will begin on September 3. For full details and presale start times, please visit the Tour page now. You will need a free membership to participate in these presales so if you don’t have one yet, you can sign up here. Then, be sure to log in just before the start of the sale for your chance at some of the best seats in the house. Keep an eye on your inbox, and the Tour page, as there will be many more dates announced soon.


Ticketmaster Correction

It has come to our attention that Ticketmaster has mistakenly listed Mark as a being on the bill for a number of dates with Bob Dylan, beginning today (August 29). The actual first date of Mark’s tour with Bob is October 5 in Winnipeg.

For a complete and accurate list of dates, please visit the Tour page.


More European Dates Announced

Following the announcement of the first batch of dates on Mark’s 2013 European tour yesterday, we’re now able to confirm five more shows in Norway and Sweden, starting with a June 11 stop in Hamar, NO.

The presales for these shows will begin August 30. Visit the Tour page for details and start times.

You will need a free membership to participate in these presales so if you don’t have one yet, you can sign up here.

If you’ve bought with us before, have your credit card handy, as that information is no longer saved with your account. And speaking of credit cards, we now take American Express.

Be sure to log in just before the start of the sale for your chance at some of the best seats in the house.


Privateering Tour Dates Announced

As we hinted at recently, Mark will indeed be touring in support of his new album, Privateering. The first set of UK and European dates have been confirmed and will be holding members-only presales for these shows, starting this Wednesday, August 29.

For the full list of announced shows and presale dates for the Privateering tour, please visit our Tour page. There will be many more show and presale dates being announced in the coming weeks.

As a special bonus for UK members buying tickets for the UK shows, for every order of two tickets or more, you will receive a code to redeem for a free copy of Privateering.


Russia Convictions

Following the conviction of the members of Pussy Riot in Russia, Mark has issued the following statement:

Whenever a political regime or religious establishment refuses to tolerate criticism it advertises itself as repressive, backward and insecure.  This verdict will diminish Russia in the eyes of the world.  I condemn the prison sentences given to these young people and support the right to protest for everyone. MK


New Coming Soon

In preparation for the release of Mark’s new album, Privateering, his North American dates with the legendary Bob Dylan this fall and the European tour in 2013, a brand new will be launching shortly.

The new site will launch with a fresh design and some new features but it won’t include the Forums, which will be closed.

We’d like to thank all of the active participants on the Forums for their loyalty and years of lively discussion about Mark and we urge all of you to use the time before the launch the new site to save and preserve any content you wish from the Forums.

To stay connected with other members of the Mark Knopfler community, we encourage you to visit Mark’s official Facebook page, to utilize the new site’s improved commenting system and to continue the discussion at the Mark Knopfler News message board.

And don’t forget, to receive the latest Mark Knopfler updates directly to your inbox, be sure to join the official mailing list!

The Team


Win Tickets To A Very Special Show

Mark will play his smallest-ever London show on September 26. This will not be a ticketed event. To stand a chance of winning one of 50 pairs of passes, pre-order the new album with Amazon and enter their prize draw here.


Privateering Presale

Starting today in the Store, members can pre-order their copy of Mark’s new album, Privateering, in one of four different formats. The album is available as a standard two-disc edition, a deluxe edition with bonus CD, a two-LP vinyl edition and a deluxe box set, which includes the CD, LP, a documentary DVD, numbered art print and more.

Privateering Presale

A special note for our US members: will be the ONLY source to buy all four formats in the United States. UK fans are also able to pre-order the box set from Universal Music.


Mark’s 2013 Tour Dates

You will all be happy to learn that Mark will be touring in 2013. Dates and presale information will be announced shortly. Meanwhile, check in regularly for the very latest info and be sure to register here at for access to ticket presales.