2018 News

Down The Road Wherever

September 19, 2018

Mark Knopfler’s ninth solo studio album, Down The Road Wherever, is set for release on 16 November through British Grove / Virgin EMI Records.

Down The Road Wherever is available in four formats including Standard CDDeluxe CD2LP, and Deluxe LP Box Set.

Pre-order today from the MarkKnopfler.com Store and receive the track “Good On You Son” instantly.

PLUS, all MarkKnopfler.com pre-order customers will receive a complimentary future live recording from the forthcoming tour. More information on that and how our customers can take advantage of this very special offer will be provided in the coming weeks.

Local Hero musical

September 14, 2018

Performances of the Local Hero stage musical at the The
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, will take place 19th
March – 20 April, 2019.

Performances  at London’s Old Vic have been put back
until June, 2020.

Aretha Franklin

August 19, 2018


We all mourn the loss of Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul.  She gave so much to the world.  

Her music will remain an inspiration, treasured by millions.  MK

Local Hero musical presale

April 19, 2018

Fans are being given the opportunity to purchase tickets for the Local Hero musical 24 hours before they go on general sale to the public: for The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, on 30 April at 10 am.

Update: June 25, 2018
The Old Vic Season 4 will now be announced for sale in two parts. Part 1 including shows up to January 2019 will go on sale Tuesday 26 June. The remainder of the Season, including Local Hero, will go on sale later in the year. Sign up here for more info: https://www.oldvictheatre.com/register

A special booking code will be required for you to be able to take part in this presale. A newsletter has been sent to all fans on the markknopfler.com mailing list. Fans not yet on the list can opt-in to receive the Local Hero ticket offer by joining the mailing list here and checking the box beside “Local Hero”.

Marcus Cliffe – solo album

March 24, 2018

Although he has played with a number of major artists and more recently is performing as bass player with The Manfreds, many of you will remember Marcus as the bass player with the Notting Hillbillies. Despite his busy schedule Marcus has found time to record his first ever solo album and he isn’t playing bass, he’s on guitar. Titled Heard the album comes out March 26th and will be available to download here.

Local Hero Musical

February 3, 2018

Bill Forsyth’s 1983 film Local Hero is set to become a stage musical. Mark has been busy writing the music and lyrics for the show scheduled for a world premiere at Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre in 2019 before transferring to the London stage at The Old Vic.

You Don’t Want To Get You One of Those

January 12, 2018

Mark joins Tommy Emmanuel on You Don’t Want To Get You One of Those taken from Tommy’s latest album Accomplice One to be released on the 19th of January. The song was written by Mark and recorded at his British Grove London studio.

Tommy says:

“When I approached Mark Knopfler about playing on my album, he told me he would love to but it has to be one of his songs and ‘none of that fast shit.’ I immediately concurred, as I love all his compositions. I made my way to his studio in London and we sat down with our acoustic guitars and he sang me the song. It’s brilliantly written, and honestly and humbly performed. We recorded it like a performance, playing and singing in the same room. We purposely left it raw and didn’t try to polish it up. It was a great experience for me to be directed by such an accomplished artist as Mark.”