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,...

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.

15 for $15 with Napster!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 8Seattle, WAMoore Theatre
April 9Vancouver, BCQueen Elizabeth Theatre
April 10Portland, ORKeller Auditorium
April 11Eugene, ORHult Center for Performing Arts
April 13Oakland, CAParamount Theatre
April 14Santa Rosa, CAWells Fargo Center for the Arts
April 15Temecula, CAPechanga Resort & Casino
April 16Los Angeles, CAPantages Theatre
April 18Phoenix, AZDodge Theatre
April 20Denver, COTemple Hoyne Buell Theatre
April 21Kansas City, MOThe Midland By AMC
April 22St. Louis, MOFabulous Fox Theatre
April 23Chicago, ILChicago Theatre
April 24Milwaukee, WIRiverside Theatre
April 25Minneapolis, MNThe State Theatre
April 27Ann Arbor, MIMichigan Theater
April 28Buffalo, NYUniversity at Buffalo
April 29Toronto, ONMassey Hall
April 30Montreal, QCSalle Wilfrid-Pelletier
May 1Mashantucket, CTMGM Grand at Foxwoods
May 2Washington, DCWarner Theatre
May 4Boston, MAOrpheum Theatre
May 5Red Bank, NJCount Basie Theatre
May 6New York, NYUnited Palace
May 7Upper Darby, PATower Theater