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Mark Knopfler announces 2019 world tour (2 nights at the Beacon included)

Mark Knopfler

Former Dire Straits frontman and guitarist Mark Knopfler is releasing a new solo album, Down The Road Wherever, on November 16, and he has now announced a 2019 world tour supporting the album.

The tour stops in NYC for shows at Beacon Theatre on August 20 and 21. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday, November 2 at 11 AM with various presales beforehand. The tour also hits Philly, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Austin, Portland, Vancouver, LA, and more. All North American dates are listed below. All dates (including several Europe/UK shows) here.

Meanwhile, some of Knopfler’s former bandmates have been playing Dire Straits songs on the road without him under the name Dire Straits Legacy. Keyboardist Alan Clark, who’s in DSL, talked to Billboard last year ahead of Dire Straits’ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction (which Knopfler did not attend) about a potential reunion and said, “When people say, ‘Will the band ever get back together,’ I always say no.” Dire Straits bassist John Illsley said, “Whether it will actually make any music in the future, I have no idea. Right now it doesn’t look like it, but stranger things have happened.”

Watch the video for “Good On You Son” from Knopfler’s new album and watch Knopfler play Dire Straits’ classic “Romeo and Juliet” live in 2013, below:

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Mark Knopfler — 2019 North American Tour Dates
August 16 Mashantucket, CT 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 Amp. 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

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