News Archives: 2015
Compiled by Terry Kilburn
May 14, 2015
Outfit your iPhone 5, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus with cover art from Mark Knopfler’s brand new album, Tracker. Exclusive to the MarkKnopfler.com Store, the HardCase is a tough polycarbonate case made to protect your phone from impact damage and every day wear-and-tear. Simple to install and remove, the one-piece snap-on construction holds tight for maximum protection.
Pre-order yours now in the MarkKnopfler.com Store.COMMENT
April 22, 2015
Mark has announced a new date on his upcoming North American tour in support of his latest album, Tracker. On September 15, he’ll perform in Salt Lake City, UT at the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre. MarkKnopfler.com presale tickets for this show go on sale Thursday, April 23 at 12 pm MDT. All of Mark’s upcoming tour dates can be found on the Tour page.
As a special offer for fans attending Mark’s North American tour, a CD copy of Tracker is included with every pair of tickets! Additionally, everyone who orders tickets in the MarkKnopfler.com presales will receive access to live recordings and exclusive merchandise. More details on those offerings will be unveiled soon.COMMENT
Introducing The Limited Edition Colin Davidson Giclée Print Signed by Mark Knopfler and Colin Davidson
April 20, 2015
The Colin Davidson Giclée Print is a limited edition fine art print by renowned Irish contemporary artist, Colin Davidson. Limited to 300, each giclée print is hand-numbered and signed by Mark Knopfler and Colin Davidson. It is printed on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta 325 gsm paper, meeting the highest industry standard for density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper and guaranteeing archival standards.
The full print measures 604mm W x 683 mm H with the portrait portion coming in at a stunning 534mm W x 580mm H.
To order this remarkable work, please head to the Store now. Remember, the sooner you place your order, the better chance you have at securing the lowest and most sought-after numbers in the series.COMMENT
March 17, 2015
Mark Knopfler’s eighth studio album, Tracker, is out now worldwide.
Tracker is available physically in the MarkKnopfler.com Store on CD, double vinyl, deluxe CD with four bonus tracks, and a limited edition box set that will include the album on both CD and vinyl with a bonus CD featuring six extra tracks, a DVD with an exclusive short film directed by Henrik Hansen and an interview with Mark where he talks about the new record.
Tracker can also be purchased digitally through iTunes.COMMENT
March 10, 2015
The Honky Tonk Demos feature four songs that were part of the original demo tape Dire Straits recorded in July 1977 at London’s Pathway Studios. These four songs made their way to the desk of legendary BBC London DJ Charlie Gillett. On July 31, 1977 Gillett played the version of “Sultans Of Swing” here on his Honky Tonk radio show that led to the group being signed to Phonogram soon after.
With three tracks previously unreleased, this double pack, mastered for vinyl at Bernie Grundman’s, is a true piece of history. The Honky Tonk Demos is a tribute to the early artistry of Dire Straits and the remarkable musical passion of DJ Gillett, who left us five years ago in March 2010.
The Honky Tonk Demos will be available on vinyl for Record Store Day 2015 which falls on Saturday, April 18.COMMENT
March 2, 2015
Amazon Music UK is giving away 50 pairs of tickets to an exclusive Mark Knopfler show at Elstree Studios, located just outside London. The performance will take place on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30PM GMT.
Head to Amazon now to enter to win tickets to this one-of-a-kind gig. The contest closes Monday, March 16 and is open to UK residents only. Good luck!COMMENT
February 25, 2015
Mark is looking to provide an opportunity for the next generation of directors to create and collaborate with him on a music video for his new track ‘”Wherever I Go” featuring Ruth Moody. Read a message from Mark below on the potential collaboration:
“A creative act so often creates others. It’s often intriguing to find out what happens to my songs after they’ve walked out of the studio and into the world. I’m looking forward to seeing so many different interpretations of “Wherever I Go”.”
To participate, please go to TalentHouse.com.COMMENT