News Archives: 2015

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Going Home – live – digital download (update)

The Bupa Great North Run takes place annually in the north-east of England. To commemorate reaching a world-first one millionth finish in September 2014, Mark released a specially recorded live version of Going Home, all royalties from this digital only release being donated to Future Fund, a charity that supports children’s cancer research at the UK’s Great North Children’s hospital.

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Initially issued only in the UK, the track is to be available to download worldwide here

Update: Now available in the US and Canada

Official 2014 Press Release

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John Illsley – new live album

John has released a new limited edition CD. Called Live in London, the tracks were recorded in 2013 at The Half Moon in London.

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John and his band will be touring in Holland and Germany between February 26 and March 31 but will also be performing at The Half Moon on the 19th March.

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Watch the ‘Tracker’ Short Film

The Tracker short film directed by Henrik Hansen can now be watched here in full. The film is available as part of the Deluxe Box Set.

Tracker is available to pre-order now in the MarkKnopfler.com Store.

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Second New York Show Announced: Presale On Now

Mark has announced a second show in New York City at the Beacon Theatre on October 21! A limited amount of MarkKnopfler.com presale tickets for this newly added date are on sale now. All of Mark’s upcoming tour dates can be found on the Tour page.

REMEMBER: You must be signed in to your MarkKnopfler.com account to participate in the ticket presales. To create an account, please click here.

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.

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Pre-Order Tracker in the MarkKnopfler.com Store Now

Mark Knopfler’s eighth studio album, Tracker, is now available to pre-order in the MarkKnopfler.com Store.

The album is available on CD, double vinyl, a Deluxe CD with four bonus tracks and a Deluxe Limited Edition box set that includes 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. Sleeve notes have been specially written by acclaimed US author Richard Ford and it also contains a numbered art print and six photographic prints.

Set for release on March 16 (March 17 in North America), all MarkKnopfler.com pre-orders will be shipped on or about the release date.

For more information, and to pre-order please visit the Store.

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North American Tour Announced + Presale Details

The Tracker tour is coming to North America. Kicking off September 10 in Vancouver the tour includes stops in Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, Toronto and many more great cities across the continent. There’s a great chance Mark is performing in a city near you!

MarkKnopfler.com presale details for the North American tour including dates, venues and presale start times can be found on the Tour page.

REMEMBER: You must be signed in to your MarkKnopfler.com account to participate in the ticket presales. To create an account, please click here.

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 these offerings will be unveiled soon.

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Create Your MarkKnopfler.com Account For Ticket Presale Access

To participate in all future MarkKnopfler.com ticket presales, a MarkKnopfler.com account will be required. Your account will give you complete access to all upcoming presales including the soon-to-be-announced North American Tracker tour! To register, please click here.

Please ensure you are signed in to your MarkKnopfler.com account to participate in ticket presales.

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Royal Albert Hall shows announced: presales begin tomorrow

On May 25 and 26, Mark will bring the Tracker tour to the Royal Albert Hall in London. These will be Mark’s first shows back at the Royal Albert Hall since his incredible six night run there during the Privateering tour in 2013.

MarkKnopfler.com presales for these newly announced dates will begin tomorrow, January 21 at 10 am GMT. All of Mark’s upcoming tour dates can be found on the Tour page.

As a special offer for fans, everyone attending Mark’s Royal Albert Hall shows will receive a CD copy of Tracker for every pair of tickets! Additionally, everyone who orders tickets in our presales will receive access to live recordings and exclusive merchandise. More details on these offerings will be revealed later this year.

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Mark Knopfler’s ‘Tracker’ coming March 16th/17th

Mark Knopfler’s eighth studio album, Tracker, will be released on March 16, 2015 (March 17 in North America). The album features 11 new songs inspired by a wide range of subjects including Beryl Bainbridge and Basil Bunting. The songs contain Mark’s usual wryly but accurately observed vignettes of real life wrapped up in a musical accompaniment of distinctive subtlety.

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Tracker will be available on CD, double vinyl, deluxe CD with four bonus tracks, and a lavish 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. Sleeve notes have been specially written by acclaimed US author Richard Ford and it also contains a numbered art print and six photographic prints.

Mark said:

“The album title ‘Tracker’ arrived out of me trying to find my way over the decades. Out of me tracking time – looking at people, places and things from my past, and out of the process of tracking as in recording tracks in the studio.”

See below for the official track-listing and click here to listen to the first single, “Beryl”. Keep an eye on your inbox in the coming weeks for MarkKnopfler.com pre-order information.

1. Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes
2. Basil
3. River Towns
4. Skydiver
5. Mighty Man
6. Broken Bones
7. Long Cool Girl
8. Lights of Taormina
9. Silver Eagle
10. Beryl
11. Wherever I Go (featuring Ruth Moody)

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