Dire Straits may be defunct but the British rock band’s frontman Mark Knopfler plays on. With the recent release of his sixth solo album, “Get Lucky,” the master musician now has plans to showcase hit tunes — new and old — around the globe.
The acclaimed guitarist’s Get Lucky World Tour launches in North America next spring with a 25-city leg of dates. Opening night is April 8 at Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA, with more national gigs slated through May 7 at Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA.
Highlights of the four-week trek include performances on April 13 at Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA; April 16 at Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, CA; April 23 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL; May 2 at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC; and May 6 at United Palace in New York, NY.
A total of three Canadian concert dates are also inked for the spring outing. Those shows fall on April 9 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC; April 29 at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON; and April 30 at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Montreal, QC.
After completing his commitments in the U.S. and Canada, Knopfler will head overseas for an extensive European trek. His international calendar begins May 19 at The 02 in Dublin, IRE, and wraps up July 31 at Festival Musicos en la Naturaleza in Gredos, SPA.
“It’s like being captain of a little fighting ship really, and I enjoy the team thing of being on the road, I enjoy being with the crew,” Knopfler said in a statement on his official Web site. “I suppose one of the reasons I like it so much is that I know it’s not going to be a year-long thing.”
Knopfler already has his fair share of tours under his belt, both on his own and with Dire Straits, which was active from the late 1970s through the mid-’90s. In 2006, he wrapped a brief but successful tour with Emmylou Harris, who also collaborated with him on that year’s acclaimed album “All the Roadrunning.”
Mark Knopfler itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|April 8||Seattle, WA||Moore Theatre|
|April 9||Vancouver, BC||Queen Elizabeth Theatre|
|April 10||Portland, OR||Keller Auditorium|
|April 11||Eugene, OR||Hult Center for Performing Arts|
|April 13||Oakland, CA||Paramount Theatre|
|April 14||Santa Rosa, CA||Wells Fargo Center for the Arts|
|April 15||Temecula, CA||Pechanga Resort & Casino|
|April 16||Los Angeles, CA||Pantages Theatre|
|April 18||Phoenix, AZ||Dodge Theatre|
|April 20||Denver, CO||Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre|
|April 21||Kansas City, MO||The Midland By AMC|
|April 22||St. Louis, MO||Fabulous Fox Theatre|
|April 23||Chicago, IL||Chicago Theatre|
|April 24||Milwaukee, WI||Riverside Theatre|
|April 25||Minneapolis, MN||The State Theatre|
|April 27||Ann Arbor, MI||Michigan Theater|
|April 28||Buffalo, NY||University at Buffalo|
|April 29||Toronto, ON||Massey Hall|
|April 30||Montreal, QC||Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier|
|May 1||Mashantucket, CT||MGM Grand at Foxwoods|
|May 2||Washington, DC||Warner Theatre|
|May 4||Boston, MA||Orpheum Theatre|
|May 5||Red Bank, NJ||Count Basie Theatre|
|May 6||New York, NY||United Palace|
|May 7||Upper Darby, PA||Tower Theater|