Most people know exactly who he is when they hear, “That ain’t workin’ – That’s the way you do it – Money for nothin’ and your chicks for free.”  However, Dire Straits fans know him as the one and only Mark Knopfler.

He is currently on a massive world tour in support of his latest solo album, Down The Road Wherever, having kicked it off on April 25, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

Knopfler, the lead guitarist and unmistakable voice and songwriter for Dire Straits, may be circling the globe solo, but he comes with a 10-piece band in tow.  Most of the band are guys that he’s been working with for more than 20 years.  

On stage you’ll see Guy Fletcher (keyboards), Richard Bennett (guitar), Jim Cox (piano), Mike McGoldrick (whistle and flute), John McCusker (fiddle and cittern), Glenn Worf (bass), Danny Cummings (percussion) and Ian Thomas (drums).  In addition to the good ol’ boys, Graeme Blevins (saxophone) and Tom Walsh (trumpet) contribute to the spectacle.

Although the legend in his own right is touring in support of his latest album, outlets have reported that you’ll be treated to some Dire Straits classics, as well.  

Knopfler is currently wrapping up the European leg of the tour.  The U.S. leg kicks off on August 16th at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. 

2019 North American Tour Dates

August 16 Mashantucket, CT – Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino

August 17 Philadelphia, PA – Metropolitan Opera House

August 18 Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap – Filene Centre

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/Place Des Arts

August 25 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

August 27 Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre – Murat Theatre

August 28 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

August 30 Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre

August 31 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre

September 1 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre

September 3 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

September 4 Atlanta, GA – Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

September 6 Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

September 7 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

September 8 Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon 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 Theatre

September 18 Berkeley, CA, United States The Greek Theatre

September 20 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl

September 21 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

September 22 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

September 25 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (with Bonnie Raitt)

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