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Chris Barber

‘Trombonist Chris Barber, who passed away on March 2nd, aged 90 was a pivotal figure in the shaping of modern rock music, from playing bass on the first British rock record, Rock Island Line with Lonnie Donegan in 1954, to organising tours of the U.K. by many major US blues artists.

I have happy memories of getting to know Chris as well as playing with him when he was a guest of The Notting Hillbillies at Ronnie Scott’s in 1998.’

MK

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Local Hero Gin

Mark has teamed up with Portobello Road Gin to create his own special blend of gin:

Mark says “2019 is an exciting year with the launch of the Local Hero musical, a global tour and of course the launch of my new limited edition gin in collaboration with Portobello Road Gin.”

Each of the limited edition, artisan bottles made will be distilled on Portobello Road in their 400L copper alembic still King Henry, then bottled and labelled by hand. The bottle’s decorative label design was led by Mark and is inspired by his passion for guitars. On the inside label of each bottle, there is an image of Mark’s famous 1937 14-fret National Style “O” Resonator. There is also a nod to the days when Mark would sport a headband for his live performances, so each bottle comes with its own miniature version in red.

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DTRW #1

Mark’s Down The Road Wherever album reaches #1 in the official Americana top 40 albums chart.

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Signed MK waves print

 

Limited edition @SoundwavesArt created from the audio of “Romeo & Juliet.” All artwork is signed by Mark and Soundwaves art creator Tim Wakefield to support the incredible work of @WarChildUK. Available here: https://soundwavesartfoundation.com/product/mark-knopfler-romeo-and-juliet-2/

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Mark Knopfler Announces 2019 World Tour

Just announced- Mark’s 2019 tour in support of his forthcoming ninth studio album, Down the Road Wherever kicks off April 25, 2019!

For presale information and concert dates, see the full list on the MarkKnopfler.com Tour Page now.

While presales for most cities begin on October 29, there are some exceptions. Presales for Mark’s shows in Germany and Austria begin October 23 @ 10:00 am CEST. Presales for Italy dates begin October 26 @ 10:00 am CEST. Presales for Denver, Woodinville and Vienna are TBA in 2019, but Fair Admission is open for registration. To see the full list of Mark’s upcoming tour dates, visit the MarkKnopfler.com Tour Page.

As with past Mark Knopfler tours, the 2019 edition includes some very special offers for fans. North American ticket buyers will receive an offer for a copy of Mark’s new album with every ticket purchase. And all MarkKnopfler.com ticket presale customers will receive a complimentary live recording from the forthcoming tour. Expect more details on both these programs to be communicated over the coming weeks and months.

 

 

A Note from MarkKnopfler.com
Please do not buy your tickets from secondary websites such as StubHub, Viagogo, Craigslist, eBay, Vivid Tickets or Gumtree. We can’t guarantee they will be real or that you’ll get them for the price we intended. Do buy them from our website.

Please always check MarkKnopfler.com for the best way to buy tickets and for all details of fan-to-fan resale sites. If you genuinely can’t make it to the show you bought tickets for, use a fan-to-fan service to safely sell to other fans. These details vary from city to city, as well as country to country, so please check MarkKnopfler.com and follow links on the MarkKnopfler.com Tour Page for the best way to get a hold of safe, fairly priced tickets.

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Pre-order the Tracker iPhone Hardcase

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.

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Pre-order yours now in the MarkKnopfler.com Store.

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Win Tickets to see Mark Knopfler Live at Elstree Studios

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!

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