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An evening with Mark Knopfler

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  Orpheum Theatre

Address: 601 Smithe St

City/Town: Vancouver

Region: Vancouver & Area

Country: CA

  Event Date & Time

Start: September 16, 2019, 7:00 pm

End: September 16, 2019, 11:30 pm


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Date(s) - 16/09/2019
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Orpheum Theatre

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AN EVENING WITH
MARK KNOPFLER

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
ORPHEUM – VANCOUVER, BC
Doors:  7:00PM | Show:  8:00PM

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 @ 10AM

Tickets available at www.livenation.com
Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000

Tickets (incl. GST) $66.00, $106.00, $126.00, 136.00, $179.00, $189.00
(Plus Service charges)
**RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES**

MARK KNOPFLER SETS
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

RETURNS WITH DOWN THE ROAD WHEREVER
NOVEMBER 16 ON BRITISH GROVE RECORDS VIA BLUE NOTE

In celebration of his upcoming ninth solo studio album, Down The Road Wherever (out November 16 on British Grove Records via Blue Note), Mark Knopfler is set for a 28-date North American tour kicking off on August 16, 2019 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. See below for a complete list of dates; tickets are available for pre-order beginning October 29 at http://tour.markknopfler.com/ for most shows. Fans are urged to buy tickets from Knopfler’s website rather than resellers as the tickets’ authenticity and price can’t be guaranteed. Check http://markknopfler.com for the best way to buy tickets and for all details of safe fan-to-fan resale sites.

On tour Knopfler will perform with an expanded ten-piece band, most of whom have been working with him for more than two decades: 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). New additions include Graeme Blevins (saxophone) and Tom Walsh (trumpet).‘My songs are made to be performed live,’ notes Knopfler. ‘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, travelling from town to town and interacting with this group of players is a total pleasure. I’m really looking forward to it.’

Down The Road Wherever—recorded by Knopfler in his West London studio, British Grove—features 14 new songs inspired by a wide range of subjects, including Knopfler’s early days in Deptford with Dire Straits, a stray soccer fan lost in a strange town, the compulsion of a musician hitching home through the snow and a man out of time in his local greasy spoon diner.

Knopfler recently premiered the album’s lead single ‘Good On You Son;’ listen/share it at https://markknopfler.lnk.to/GOYS and watch the video at https://markknopfler.lnk.to/GoodOnYouSonVideo. Pre-orders of Down The Road Wherever include an instant download of the new single, see https://markknopfler.lnk.to/DTRW.

Knopfler explains, ‘Down The Road Wherever’ is a line from [album track] ‘One Song At A Time.’ I remember my pal Chet Atkins once saying that he picked his way out of poverty ‘one song at a time,’ and it just stuck in my mind. You get to an age where you’ve written quite a few songs. But Down The Road Wherever seems to be appropriate for me just because it’s what I’ve always done. I’ve always tried to make a record and also to keep my own geography happening in the songs.’

Knopfler has previously released eight solo albums, as well as Neck And Neck with guitar great Chet Atkins and All The Roadrunning with Emmylou Harris. He has also created film soundtracks for Local Hero, The Princess Bride and Cal. In addition to producing his own records, Knopfler has also produced albums for Bob Dylan and Randy Newman, amongst others. Knopfler was made an Order of the British Empire in 1999 and was given the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ivor Novellos in 2012.

Down The Road Wherever will be available via digital download, CD, double vinyl, deluxe CD with three bonus tracks and a lavish box set that will include the album on both vinyl and deluxe CD and an additional 12” vinyl EP with 4 bonus tracks, a 12” print of the artwork and a 12” guitar tablature of ‘Back On The Dance Floor.’

 DOWN THE ROAD WHEREVER
1. Trapper Man
2. Back On The Dance Floor
3. Nobody’s Child
4. Just A Boy Away From Home
5. When You Leave
6. Good On You Son
7. My Bacon Roll
8. Nobody Does That
9. Drovers’ Road*
10. One Song At A Time
11. Floating Away
12. Slow Learner
13. Heavy Up
14. Rear View Mirror*
15. Every Heart In The Room*
16. Matchstick Man
*Deluxe Edition CD bonus tracks

MARK KNOPFLER LIVE
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
* on sale date tbd