News Archives: April 2013

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George Jones

George Jones will be missed by everyone who truly loves songs. He had a voice that could express the full range of human emotion, from delight to despair. He was one of the giants.

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Privateering Tour – Recording & Photography

Please note that, subject to the venue’s own recording policy, Mark Knopfler has no objection to fans bringing into the show cameras and personal recording equipment to record the show, providing such photographs/recordings are for private use only and these activities do not interfere with the enjoyment of other fans.

i) Cameras – Fans can take photos of the show on personal cameras, including digital cameras, provided it is for personal use and non-professional purposes. Cameras with removable lenses are not permitted.

ii) Audio recording – This is permitted. Fans with walkmans, cassette recorders and small personal recording devices are permitted to tape the show, providing it is for their own personal use and non-commercial purposes.

iii) Video cameras – ARE NOT allowed under any circumstances.

The use of video cameras and mobile phones during the performance has become a major irritation for fans and a distraction for Mark and the band. We don’t want to restrict your enjoyment at the shows but please respect Mark’s request and resist the temptation to use these devices during the show.

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Clarification of Mark Knopfler’s Show at Cap Roig

Regarding Mark Knopfler’s July 31 performance at the Cap Roig Festival in Calella de Palafrugell, ES, please see the following statement from management about the show:

There have been misleading reports in the media, stating that Mark Knopfler will be performing a special set featuring at least eight Dire Straits singles. This is not correct.

All ticket purchasers must clearly understand that the list of songs that Mark Knopfler will perform at Cap Roig will be drawn from the sets of the 70 other shows of his European tour and whilst this may include a small number of well-known Dire Straits songs, (as has been the pattern in all of Mark’s solo tours in recent years), the fact is that the vast majority of the song list will be drawn from the albums that Mark has released as a solo artist over the last 15 years.

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Support For Charities

Set to benefit from this year’s Privateering tour shows at the Royal Albert Hall are a number of charities in the UK and elsewhere. Mark’s London shows will provide support for:

The Royal National Institute for Blind People

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Tusk

The Teenage Cancer Trust

Elephant Family

Children North East

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Support For Charities

One final date has been added to Mark’s Privateering tour schedule. On June 7, he’ll be appearing at IJsselhallen in Zwolle, the Netherlands. Beginning Friday, April 12 at 10 am CET, MarkKnopfler.com will be holding a ticket presale for this show. Be sure to stop by the Store for your chance at some of the best seats.

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Additional Netherlands Date Announced; Presale Starts Friday

One final date has been added to Mark’s Privateering tour schedule. On June 7, he’ll be appearing at IJsselhallen in Zwolle, the Netherlands. Beginning Friday, April 12 at 10 am CET, MarkKnopfler.com will be holding a ticket presale for this show. Be sure to stop by the Store for your chance at some of the best seats.

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Mark On New Ruth Moody Album

RuthMoody Ruth Moody is a Juno Award winning songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She will be performing as support act for all of Mark’s London shows at the Royal Albert Hall and a number of other shows in Europe during the up-coming Privateering tour. Her new album, These Wilder Things, will be released digitally worldwide on April 9 with physical release during May. Mark plays and sings on Track 6 of the album, a song called Pockets.

For more info go to Ruth’s website

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New Richard Bennett Album

For The Newly Blue. is the title of Richard Bennett’s new album.

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Go to Richard’s website for info and excerpts.

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One Last Privateering Show

Mark has been announced as one of the performers at this year’s Cap Roig Festival in Calella de Palafrugell, Spain. Tickets for his July 31 show are on sale now in the MarkKnopfler.com Store.

This will be the final date on Mark’s Privateering tour. For a full list of dates, as well as ticket links, please visit the Tour page.

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