Mark Knopfler Plots 2019 Headlining North American Tour Mark Knopfler Plots 2019 Headlining North American Tour
The Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler has announced a headlining North American trek for summer 2019 in support of his forthcoming LP. The 28-date... Mark Knopfler Plots 2019 Headlining North American Tour

The Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler has announced a headlining North American trek for summer 2019 in support of his forthcoming LP.

The 28-date trek is set to kick-off on August 16 in Mashantucket, Connecticut, followed by shows in cities like Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Austin, Vancouver, Portland, and Phoenix. Los Angeles, California will wrap-up the tour on September 22.

“My songs are made to be performed live,” Knopfler said in a statement. “I love the whole process of writing them alone and then recording them with the band, but ultimately the best part is playing them to an audience live. I enjoy the whole circus, traveling from town to town and interacting with this group of players is a total pleasure. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Knopfler, 69, will be joined by a 10-piece band throughout the run, which includes keyboardist Guy Fletcher, guitarist Richard Bennett, pianist Jim Cox, whistle and flute player Mike McGoldrick, fiddle and cittern player John McCusker, bassist Glenn Worf, percussionist Danny Cummings, drummer Ian Thomas, saxophonist Graeme Blevins and trumpeter Tom Walsh.

His ninth solo record, Down the Road Whenever, is due November 16. The LP will be his first in three years, following 2015’s Tracker. He is best-known for hits like 2000’s “What It Is,” “Sailing to Philadelphia,” and “Golden Heart.” This September, he released the track “Good On You Son.”

Check out his full list of upcoming tour dates below.

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Mark Knopfler Tour Dates 2019

August 16 – Mashantucket, CT @ Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
August 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Metropolitan Opera House
August 18 – Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
August 20 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
August 21 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
August 23 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
August 24 – Montreal, QC @ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
August 25 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
August 27 – Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre
August 28 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
August 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
August 31 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Riverside Theater
September 1 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
September 3 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
September 4 – Atlanta, GA @ State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
September 6 – Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
September 7 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
September 8 – Grand Prairie, TX @ The Theatre at Grand Prairie
September 10 – Denver, CO @ Venue TBD
September 13 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
September 14 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
September 15 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
September 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
September 18 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre
September 20 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
September 21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
September 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre