2008 News

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Frankfurt Ticket Giveaway

April 30, 2008

UPDATE Thursday – 1st May 2008

Thank you to everyone who entered this competition. The response was terrific. Congratulations to our two winners, Jan R. and Michael C., who will surely have an amazing time at the concert.

Wednesday –  30th April 2008

There are two pairs of tickets up for grabs for the May 4 concert at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany. To win these tickets all you need to do is to is give us the correct answer to the following question:
What was the name of the band Mark formed with friends at Loughton College in the mid-1970s ?
The first two correct responses to [email protected] win. Winners will be contacted by 4pm GMT on May 1st and must confirm their attendance by 9am GMT on May 2nd. Once the two winners have been confirmed they will receive an email with specific instructions on how to pick up their tickets at the box office on the night of the show.

For complete contest Rules & Regulations, click here

Richard Bennett’s Code Red, Cloud Nine

April 26, 2008

Richard Bennett has released his second CD. Code Red Cloud Nine, a great follow up to his 2004 album, Themes From A Rainy Decade. Richard says that the new CD is very different to Rainy Decade. You can find out more about the album and order your copy at Richard’s website.

Mark on new Sonny Landreth album

April 25, 2008

Mark is among a number of the world’s leading guitarists featured on the new Sonny Landreth CD From the Reach to be released on the 20th of May. Mark plays on the opening track, Blue Tarp Blues.

Nashville date announced

April 25, 2008

Our final announcement for the Kill To Get Crimson tour is for the 15 July show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Log in to your VIP Account at 10 am CST on Monday, 28 April, to take part in the member presale for this show. Please note, for this presale, the limit is 4 tickets per order.

Official Recording Policy – Updated 15th April 2008

April 15, 2008

From Paul Crockford Management:

There are increasing numbers of fans filming the show. Everybody should be able to enjoy the concert without interference from others. It is beginning to get too distracting for the band and irritating too many people in the audience.

Please note that starting with immediate effect, cameras/equipment used for recording moving pictures (DVD/video/cine, etc), e.g video/DVD/film cameras, will not be permitted in any part of the venue. Single shot cameras and audio are still okay but please be mindful of your fellow fans.

Standard 35mm film or digital cameras, including SLRs with lenses less than 75mm and compact point-and-shoot models, are allowed provided they do not obstruct the view of other fans. Professional cameras or other equipment, including tripods, are not allowed unless the user has the appropriate working media credential. Personal photography or video may not be used to reproduce the concert for commercial purposes.

Please note that this camera policy is subject to change for any event based on the requests of the venue or promoters. Where an individual venue does not permit any type of recording/photographic equipment (including audio, SLRs, digital compacts, etc) then the policy of that venue will be respected. In cases where the venue says they bow to the policy of the artist, it is recommended that you take a printout of this policy with you on the night of the concert.

Paul Crockford
PCM (15/04/08)

Mark To Play Atlanta

March 24, 2008

The next confirmed date on the Kill To Get Crimson tour is July 29th, 2008, at the Chastain Park Ampitheatre in Atlanta. GA. Our exclusive VIP Member ticket sale begins Tuesday, March 25th, at 10.00 am EDT. There are still great tickets available for Mark’s Jacksonville, Charlotte and Vienna shows. Visit our Tickets page for a complete list of shows currently on sale through MarKnopfler.com

Three more confirmed USA KTGC dates

March 19, 2008

Beginning Thursday morning, you can log in to your VIP Account to take part in our member presales for the next 3 dates of the KTGC Tour. Don’t forget to check our Tickets page for a complete list of shows currently on sale through MarkKnopfler.com, including Salt Lake City and Boston.


June 29, 2008 Britt Pavilion Jacksonville, OR March 20 at 10 am PST
July 22, 2008 The Filene Center Vienna, VA March 20 at 12 pm EST
July 27, 2008 Ovens Auditorium Charlotte, NC March 20 at 12 pm EST

Salt Lake City date for the KTGC Tour

March 12, 2008

The next confirmed date on the Kill To Get Crimson tour is Salt Lake City. The show will take place at the Abravanel Hall on June 25th, 2008. Our exclusive VIP Member ticket sale begins Friday March 14th, 2008, at 10 AM MDT. There are still tickets available for Mark’s New York and Los Angeles shows.

Four New US Tour Dates Announced

March 5, 2008

Four more dates have been confirmed for the North America leg of Mark’s upcoming Kill To Get Crimson tour. Our exclusive VIP Member ticket sales begin Thursday and Friday morning. There are also still tickets available for Mark’s Miami Beach show. Through March 6, there are also tickets available for several dates across Western and Central Canada. Check our Tickets page for more details and a complete list of shows currently in sale through MarkKnopfler.com.


July 30, 2008 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, F L March 6 at 10 AM EST
June 27, 2008 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA March 7 at 10 AM PST
July 23, 2008 Rumsey Playfield New York, NY March 7 at 11 AM EST
July 25, 2008 New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Prudential Hall) Newark, NJ March 7 at 12 PM EST