News Archives: 2013

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New Richard Bennett Album

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


Go to Richard’s website for info and excerpts.


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 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.


Announcing — Pre-order Live Recordings From The Privateering Tour Now!

MarkKnopfler-live.comIn 2010 fans across Europe were given the opportunity to purchase live soundboard recordings of every show on Mark’s Get Lucky tour.

With the Privateering tour set to launch in Bucharest on April 25, we are pleased to again announce an extra special offering for fans: Nearly every show will again be recorded and mixed by professional sound engineers using multi-track audio technology.

These high-quality recordings will be available online immediately after each show on a unique metal concert MP3 stick in the shape of Mark’s favourite guitar, complete with matching case.

An ideal collector’s item, these mementos will allow fans to enjoy the concert again at home.

Fans can pre-order their concert stick now at Orders will start being shipped the day after the first show in Bucharest.

Each order will include:

  • A complete live recording of the selected concert from the Privateering tour in 320 kbps MP3 format;
  • A unique 4 GB USB stick, shaped like Mark’s red Fender Stratocaster, complete with matching case.

Pre-order now!


Mark To Play Locarno

A brand new date has been added to the Privateering tour. On July 11, Mark will be performing at the Moon & Stars Festival which takes place at the Piazza Grande in Locarno, Switzerland. Presale tickets are available now through

Visit the Store now to get your tickets for this event and be sure to check the Tour page for all of Mark’s up-coming shows.


Mark To Play Zurich

The start of the Privateering tour is less than two months away, but new dates are still being added to it. Mark has been confirmed as a performer at Zurich’s Live At Sunset festival. He’ll be taking the main stage on Saturday, July 20.

Starting tomorrow, March 6, at 10 am CET, visit the Store to get your tickets to this event.


Mark Lawson Talks To Mark Knopfler

In March BBC 4 TV will launch a new series called Mark Lawson Talks To …. and the first show features our own Mark Knopfler. The show is scheduled to air on Sunday the 3rd of March at 8 pm UK time. Visit the BBC website for further info.


Echo Nomination

Mark has been nominated in the ‘Male Pop/Rock International’ category in this year’s German Echo Awards. The awards ceremony will be held in Berlin on the 21st of March.


New French Date & Presale Announced

Mark has added a new date to his up-coming 2013 Privateering tour. He’ll be making a stop in Carcassonne, France, to perform as part of the Festival de Carcassonne on July 24, and has your presale tickets.

Starting tomorrow, February 2, at 10 am CEST, log into for the first chance at tickets to this show at the Théâtre Jean Deschamps. If you don’t already have an account, take a moment to sign up for a free one before the presale begins.


Mark Featured On New Heidi Talbot Release

Angels Without Wings is the title of Heidi Talbot’s new CD to be released on the18th of February on Navigator Records in the UK and by Compass Records in the USA. Mark plays on two tracks: When The Roses Come Again and The Loneliest. The album also features John McCusker, Guy Fletcher, Richard Bennett, Michael McGoldrick, Tim O’Brien and Jerry Douglas.

HeidTalbotANGELS Pre-order your copy of Angels Without Wings

Visit Heidi’s website


Vicente Amigo Presents Tierra

As part of the Celtic Connections Festival, on January the 18th at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Vicente Amigo presents Tierra his new Flamenco/Celtic project with Guy Fletcher (Keyboards) Mike McGoldrick (Whistle and Uilleann Pipes), John McCusker (Fiddle), Danny Cummings (Drums), Donald Shaw (Accordion) and Ewen Vernal (Bass). Tierra was recorded this year at British Grove studios and will be released on February 19th.

Further info