Over the years, I collected a lot of officially released tourbooks and programmes. I listed all tourbooks and programmes from my collection below. If you have any Mark Knopfler related tourbook or programme that is missing in my collection and are willing to sell it or trade it for material from my bootleg collection, please contact me and maybe we can have a nice trade. Click here for an overview of the programmes I am still looking for.

 



 

Artist Dire Straits
Tour "Communiqué" European tour
Year 1979
Number of pages 16
Comments The first official tourbook of Dire Straits.

 



 

Artist Dire Straits
Tour "On Location" world tour
Year 1980 / 1981
Number of pages 24
Comments The tourdates page runs to March 1981 (Wellington, New Zealand). This information is not correct as the tourbook of the next tour (Love over Gold) says that Wellington was in fact not played at all on this tour. The last dates in March 1981 were the nights at the Festival Theatre, Adelaide, Australia.

 



 

Artist Dire Straits
Tour "On Location" world tour
Year 1980 / 1981
Number of pages 24
Comments The tourdates page runs to April 1981 (Tokyo, Japan). This information is not correct as the tourbook of the next tour (Love over Gold) says that there were no Japanese concerts on this tour. In April 1981, there were only concerts in Australia and New Zealand. The tour was also longer than mentioned in the tourbook as it officially ended on 6th July 1981 at the Hall Omnisports, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Compared to the other tourbook of this tour, there are lots of differences in pictures.

 



 

Artist Dire Straits
Tour "Love over Gold" world tour
Year 1982 / 1983
Number of pages 24
Comments The tourdates page from this version runs to 21st December 1982 (Wembley Arena, London, UK). In fact, the tour was longer and ended on 23rd July 1983 (one of the two recording nights for the official "Alchemy" album). This is obviously a tour book from the 1982 part of the tour.

Remarkable note at the credits page: "There are no pre-recorded tapes used during the Dire Straits concert performance".

And a comment for the Record Company Phonogram UK LTD: "Our special thanks to the above for the compact disc and no player..." Remarkable to see Phonogram already had a CD given away in 1982!

 



 

Artist Dire Straits
Tour "Love over Gold" world tour
Year 1982 / 1983
Number of pages 24
Comments The tourdates page from this version runs to 20th July 1983 (Dominion Theatre, London, UK). In fact, the tour was a few days longer and ended on 23rd July 1983 (one of the two recording nights for the official "Alchemy" album). This is obviously a tour book from the 1983 part of the tour.

Remarkable note at the credits page: "There are no pre-recorded tapes used during the Dire Straits concert performance".

Compared to the other tourbook of this tour, this book features four pages with different pictures. Also some other funny notes at the credits page.

 



 

Artist Duran Duran & Dire Straits
Event "The Prince's Trust Rock Gala"
Date 20th July 1983
Number of pages 44
Comments This is the rare souvenir programme of the second Prince's Trust Rock Gala in the history of The Prince's Trust, established in 1976. Location was the beautiful Dominion Theatre in London, UK. At this show, Prince Charles and Princess Diana were present. It was a double bill show featuring Duran Duran and Dire Straits as the closing act. I read that Hank B. Marvin of The Shadows appeared as a special guest, most likely for the song Going Home, but that information is unconfirmed. The programme features some background information about the Prince's Trust, the programme of the evening, information about the artists that performed on the show and adds from companies and people who wish The Prince's Trust a succesful evening. Also a very interesting advertisement with photos by Sony who introduced the CD and CD-player mentioning that it will be available on 1st March 1983 (the CD-player was introduced for the very first time by Sony on 1st October 1982, but then it was still only available in Japan). And a nice picture on the back of the programme mentioning: By appointment to The Prince's Trust. Purveyors of fine hot riffs. Dire Straits. It was the first time Dire Straits played at The Prince's Trust Rock Gala. Dire Straits / Mark Knopfler would later appear again on the Prince's Trust shows in 1985, 1986 and 1988 (see other programmes in this overview)

 



 

Artist The Shadows
Tour "The Silver Anniversary world tour"
Date 1983 / 1984
Number of pages 20
Comments This is the souvenir programme the Silver Anniversary world tour of The Shadows. On a Shadows forum I read that Mark Knopfler appeared as a special guest on the concert of The Shadows at the Dominion Theatre 1983. The programme lists two dates for this venue: 19th and 20th October 1983. Unsure if Mark was there on both nights, but he was asked to play guitar on Wonderful Land and Going Home.

This programme also features a small picture of Dire Straits.

 



 

Artist Various artists, including Dire Straits
Event "Live Aid"
Date 13th July 1985
Number of pages 162
Comments Live Aid was a multi-venue rock music concert held on 13th July 1985 at Wembley Stadium, London, UK. The event was organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia. Billed as the 'global jukebox', the main sites for the event were Wembley Stadium, London (attended by 72.000 people) and JFK Stadium, Philadelphia (attended by about 90.000 people), with some acts performing at other venues such as Sydney and Moscow. It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time: an estimated 1.5 billion viewers, across 100 countries, watched the live broadcast. Dire Straits played at 18:00 p.m.(Sultans of swing and Money for nothing with Sting). After their Live Aid performance, Dire Straits literally walked across the car pak to the nearby Wembley Arena for their own concert which was part of their Brothers in arms world tour. This is the concert programme that was sold that day.

 



 

Artist Various artists, including Dire Straits
Event "Live Aid"
Date 13th July 1985
Number of pages 192
Comments This is the Live Aid world-wide concert book which was released in September 1985. It contains live pictures of all artists who performed during the show.

 



 

Artist Dire Straits
Tour "Brothers in arms" world tour
Year 1985 / 1986
Number of pages 48
Comments This is the 1985 edition of the tourbook. The tourdates page runs to 30th March 1986 (Amphitheatre, Darwin, Australia) with below that the funny note: "Then we go back to the beginning and start again... (P.S. Mark says: "Can we do Oslo again, please Ed?")

 



 

Artist Dire Straits
Event "The Prince's Trust Rock Gala"
Date 4th July 1985
Number of pages 24
Comments During the Brothers in arms world tour, Dire Straits played 13 consecutive sell out concerts at Wembley Arena, London, UK. The first of these 13 shows, 4th July 1985, was for the charity of The Prince's Trust. At this show, Prince Charles and Princess Diana were present. The book features some background information about the Prince's Trust and many companies and people that are congratulating Dire Straits. One of the nicest things is the text by Prince Charles at the beginning of the book:

"As President of The Prince's Trust, I am extremely grateful to the artists and their management for agreeing to give the proceeds of tonight's concert to my Trust. I would like to thank most warmly all those who have contributed their time and effort in producing this Gala. Finally my best wishes go to all the members of Dire Straits for a happy and successful world tour." Charles.

 



 

Artist Dire Straits
Tour "Brothers in arms" world tour
Year 1985 / 1986
Number of pages 30
Comments Official photo book for the Brothers in arms world tour 1985 / 1986. It is in fact the same as the normal 1985 edition of the tourbook, but without the pages with dates from previous concerts, promo add for Philips Compact Disc, promo add for Alchemy video and the merchandise page. The version I have is signed by the 1985 band: Mark Knopfler, John Illsley, Alan Clark, Guy Fletcher, Terry Williams and Chris White. Only Jack Sonni's autograph is missing.

 

Artist Dire Straits
Tour "Brothers in arms" world tour
Year 1985 / 1986
Number of pages 48
Comments This is the '85/'86 edition of the tourbook. The book came with a poster and competition. In this competition one could win a trip for two to see Dire Straits live in Sydney, Australia, March 1986. 

There are some different photos compared to the 1985 edition of the book. The tourdates page runs to 19th April 1986 (Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia) with below that the same funny note as in the 1985 edition: "Then we go back to the beginning and start again... (P.S. Mark says: "Can we do Oslo again, please Ed?"). Actually, the tour was a few days longer and officially ended on 26th April 1986 at the Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia.

 

Artist Dire Straits
Tour "Brothers in arms" world tour
Year 1985 / 1986
Number of pages 48
Comments This is the '85/'86 edition of the tourbook. The book came with a poster and competition. In this competition one could win a dream holiday for two in Montserrat, the island where Brothers in arms was recorded.

There are some different photos compared to the 1985 edition of the book. The tourdates page runs to 19th April 1986 (Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia) with below that the same funny note as in the 1985 edition: "Then we go back to the beginning and start again... (P.S. Mark says: "Can we do Oslo again, please Ed?"). Actually, the tour was a few days longer and officially ended on 26th April 1986 at the Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia.

 



 

Artist Various artists featuring Mark Knopfler
Event "The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 1986 - The Birthday Party"
Date 20th June 1986
Number of pages 48
Comments This is the souvenir programme of The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 1986 - The Birthday Party. On this charity show, both Mark Knopfler and John Illsley were present and Mark played his own Money for nothing as well as guitar on various tracks from other artists that evening. At this show, Prince Charles and Princess Diana were present. The book features some background information about the Prince's Trust, information about the artists that performed on the show and adds from companies and people who wish The Prince's Trust and the artists a succesful evening. Both Mark and John are featured in the programme, each on a full page.

 



 

Artist Eric Clapton
Event "USA tour 1987"
Date 1987
Number of pages 24
Comments This is the Eric Clapton programme for his USA tour in 1987. It features dates from 11th April - 27th April 1987. Mark Knopfler was no member of the band for that part of the tour, but he is featured twice in the programme, see here and here. At the large band picture, it says: "The band at the Royal Albert Hall, London with Mark Knofler and drummer, Steve Ferrone". Note the incorrect spelling of "Knofler"!

 



 

Artist Tina Turner
Event "Break every rule" world tour
Date 1987 / 1988
Number of pages 32
Comments This is Tina Turner programme for her world tour 1987-1988. Connection between Mark and Tina: Mark wrote the hit Private Dancer which was originally planned to be on the 'Love over gold' album, but since Mark thought it didn't fit well, he gave the song to Tina. This programme features a group photo taken at the Prince's Trust Rock Gala 1986 - The Birthday Party and a big separate photo of Mark and Tina together. The programme also features some of Tina's interests and it is nice to see that Dire Straits are both listed under favourite singles and albums, but also that Mark Knopfler is her favourite guitar player.

 



 

Artist Double "O"
Event "The May Fair Double O Ball"
Date 20th October 1987
Number of pages 20
Comments This is a rare souvenir programme for the May Fair Double O Ball that was held on Tuesday 20th October 1987 in the May Fair Hotel, London, UK. The Double O is a charity group founded by Pete Townshend of the Who. The trust disburses funds for such causes as relief of drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence and sexual abuse. It also provides funds for music education, emergency disaster relief and young people's prison reform. In attendance at the event was Pete Townshend, Steve Winwood, Mark Knopfler, Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, Lorna Luft and others. The programme is filled with info about the charity group, advertisements from sponsers like Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones and others. It also mentions the nights entertainment including "special guests" who were Pete performing with Mark Knopfler. I have been in contact with a man who attended this ball and he said that Mark and Pete played old Elvis songs for about 30 minutes, including That's all right mama. They didn't play any Who songs, or Dire Straits songs though. There was also an auction that evening, the prizes are mentioned in this programme aswell. The first prize was a silver replica of the 1932 Alfa Monza racing car designed by Theo Fennell and signed by Mark Knopfler, who drove it in the 1986 and 1987 Mille Miglia race. Donated by the May Fair Hotel and Alain de Cadenet.
 

 



 

Artist Various artists featuring Mark Knopfler
Event "The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 1988"
Date 5th & 6th June 1988
Number of pages 48
Comments This is the souvenir programme of The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 1988. Mark Knopfler played with Eric Clapton's band, starting with his own Money for nothing and Mark played on a few other tracks like I don`t wanna go on with you like that, Behind the mask, Layla and With a little help from my friends. It was on this event where the famous Pensa-Suhr MK1 was first used in public. See some pictures here.

 



 

Artist Various artists featuring Dire Straits
Event "Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute"
Date 11th June 1988
Number of pages 64
Comments Official programme for the Nelson Mandela tribute. Wembley Stadium on 11th June 1988 was the venue for a unique gathering of musicians and performers from all over the world who under the banner of Artists Against Apartheid paid tribute to Nelson Mandela for his 70th Birthday. An audience estimated to be well over half a billion people in some 63 countries participated in an event with a simple compelling message: "Free Nelson Mandela". Dire Straits appeared as the closing act of that unforgettable day with Eric Clapton on second guitar. Text from Mark Knopfler in the programme:

"In 1979, Dire Straits' first album was no.1 in many countries in the world, including South Africa. When the band donated their South African royalties to Amnesty International, and released a statement condemning apartheid, we were banned by the Government's broadcasting authorithy, a response which Dire Straits regard to this day as a very great compliment. Since then, Dire Straits have been a major supporter of the world movement to end the apartheid regime in South Africa. We are proud to be part of this day." Mark Knopfler.

Dire Straits was the first band who were asked to participate in this special event and immediately agreed.
The back cover of this programme shows all album covers of Dire Straits and says: "No DS, no commitment".

 



 

Artist Eric Clapton
Tour "25th anniversary" world tour
Year 1988
Number of pages 36
Comments In 1988 and 1989, Mark Knopfler was part of Eric Clapton's band during various concerts on this world tour. This book features Clapton's history and a lot of photos including a nice band picture of the band for this tour. Besides Mark Knopfler, Alan Clark was also a member of the band.

 



 

Artist Eric Clapton
Tour "25th anniversary" world tour
Year 1988
Number of pages 36
Comments In 1988 and 1989, Mark Knopfler was part of Eric Clapton's band during various concerts on this world tour. This book features Clapton's history and a lot of photos including a nice band picture of the band for this tour. Besides Mark Knopfler, Alan Clark was also a member of the band.

Compared to the other tourbook of this tour, this book features four pages with different pictures. 

 



 

Artist Eric Clapton
Tour "25th anniversary" world tour
Year 1988
Number of pages 36
Comments In 1988 and 1989, Mark Knopfler was part of Eric Clapton's band during various concerts on this world tour. This book features Clapton's history and a lot of photos including a nice band picture of the band for this tour. Besides Mark Knopfler, Alan Clark was also a member of the band. This is the specially made Japanese version of the book, sold at only four venues between 31st October - 5th November 1988 at the Japanese concerts.

 



 

Artist Eric Clapton
Tour "25th anniversary" world tour
Year 1989
Number of pages 24
Comments In 1988 and 1989, Mark Knopfler was part of Eric Clapton's band during various concerts on this world tour. This book reviews Clapton's 1988 tour and mentions the small last part of the tour in January and February 1989. Mark Knopfler is also mentioned again, including two photographs of him and Clapton.

 



 

Artist The Notting Hillbillies
Tour "UK tour 1990"
Year 1990
Number of pages 16
Comments Official tourbook for the first UK tour of The Notting Hillbillies.

 



 

Artist Various artists, including Dire Straits
Event "The Silver Clef Award Winners Concert"
Date 30th June 1990
Number of pages 44
Comments Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy is a registered UK charity that receives no statutory funding. Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy runs the annual Silver Clef awards that bring together the cream of the music sector to raise money for the charity.

On 30th June 1990,
Knebworth park (Hertfordshire, UK) was the location for The Silver Clef Award Winners Concert, a big live show which was recorded and released on CD and DVD. It includes performances of many artists including Dire Straits. Songs played by Dire Straits: Solid Rock, I think I love you too much, Money for Nothing. Mark Knopfler also played guitar on the songs of Elton John. For this historic event, 120.000 (!) fans gathered at the park.  Both Mark and John are featured in the programme, each on a full page.

 



 

Artist Various artists, including Dire Straits
Event "The Silver Clef Award Winners Concert"
Date 30th June 1990
Number of pages 16
Comments This is a programme fully dedicated to the concert in Knebworth 1990. It features background information on the event itself and some of the logistics involved, advertisements, information of the artists that performed that day, information about the release of the official live album and the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity. See the information on Mark Knopfler here.

 



 

Artist Dire Straits
Tour "On every street" world tour
Year 1991 / 1992
Number of pages 36
Comments This is the first edition of the tourbook with the 1991 dates. Running from 23rd August 1991 (The Point Depot, Dublin, Ireland) to 21st December 1991 (Athletic Park, Wellington, New Zealand). Merchandise form stapled in at centre which features prices in UK Pounds and a UK return address.

 



 

Artist Dire Straits
Tour "On every street" world tour
Year 1991 / 1992
Number of pages 36
Comments This is the second edition of the tourbook with just the Australian and New Zealand 1991 dates. These are the only venues listed, with dates from 29th October 1991 (Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia) to 20th December 1991 (Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand). The last page also lists some differences in the crew like a special mentioning of the New Zealand promotor and outdoor staging. Merchandise form stapled in at centre which features prices in Australian dollars and an Australian return address. Different merchandise compared to the European version.

 



 

Artist Dire Straits
Tour "On every street" world tour
Year 1991 / 1992
Number of pages 36
Comments This is the third edition of the tourbook with the US and Canadian 1992 dates. Running from 30th January 1992 (Arco Arena, Sacramento, USA) to 6th April 1992 (Coliseum, Portland, USA).

 



 

Artist Dire Straits
Tour "On every street" world tour
Year 1991 / 1992
Number of pages 16
Comments This is the extra edition of the tourbook with a portion of the European 1992 dates on the back cover. Countries listed: France, Belgium, Holland, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Denmark and Norway. The dates range from 19th May 1992 (Nimes, France) until 30th July 1992 (Oslo, Norway). It's an officially released tourbook, but was never sold. It was given away to VIP's and special guests. This edition only has a colour cover and back. The inside features the history of Dire Straits year by year and various black & white photos.

 



 

Artist Dire Straits
Tour "On every street" world tour
Year 1991 / 1992
Number of pages 16
Comments This is the extra edition of the tourbook with only the UK 1992 dates on the back cover. The dates range from 3rd June 1992 (London,UK) until 20th June (Woburn Abbey, UK). It's an officially released tourbook, but was never sold. It was given away to VIP's and special guests. This edition only has a colour cover and back. The inside features an interview with Mark Knopfler and various black & white photos.

 



 

Artist Dire Straits
Tour "On every street" world tour
Year 1991 / 1992
Number of pages 24
Comments This is a French promo booklet (about 16 x 16 cm) which features the story of Dire Straits from June 1977 until the start of the On every street world tour. It features only text in French, no pictures. It's printed in France and looks like an official promo booklet to me.

 



 

Artist The Notting Hillbillies
Event "The concert for life"
Date 3rd July 1994
Number of pages 20
Comments This is a programme fully dedicated to The Concert of Life, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, UK, 3rd July 1994. It was a one-off charity concert to raise money for "The Anthony Nolan bone marrow trust" and "The Sue Harris bone marrow campaign". The programme features information on both causes, a special thanks to The Notting Hillbillies featuring a photo of the band, the menu that was served that evening and various companies that are connected with the charity. I received this programme together with an A5-flyer, click here to see the front and back cover.

 



 

Artist Mark Knopfler
Tour "Golden heart" tour
Year 1996
Number of pages 32
Comments Official tourbook of Mark Knopfler's first solo tour.

 



 

Artist The Notting Hillbillies
Event "Freshfields charity concert"
Date 30th September 1996
Number of pages 12
Comments This rare programme was only available at the charity concert at City Hall, Sheffield, 30th September 1996. This charity concert was for the Freshfields and The Michael Elliott Trust. The programme contains a couple of pages with pictures and recording history of The Notting Hillbillies, biography of Mark Knopfler, a couple of pages with pictures and biography of The Searchers and a page with details of the prize draw that was being held at the concert (top prize was a signed white Fender Stratocaster). Also very nice messages to Mark and the Hillbillies from people connected with the charity.

 



 

Artist The Notting Hillbillies
Tour "UK tour 1997"
Year 1997
Number of pages 12
Comments Official tourbook for the second UK tour of The Notting Hillbillies 1997. After the final concert of this little 1997 tour, I had my tourbook signed by all band members (Mark Knopfler, Steve Phillips, Brendan Croker, Guy Fletcher, Marcus Cliffe and Ed Bicknell) at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK, 23rd May 1997.

 



 

Artist The Notting Hillbillies
Tour "UK tour 1998"
Year 1998
Number of pages 12
Comments In 1998, The Notting Hillbillies also toured (playing at Ronnie Scott's jazz clubs in Birmingham & London and one outdoor gig at Maidenhead), but that one did not have a new official tourbook. Instead, this version from 1997 was available.

 



 

Artist The Notting Hillbillies
Tour "UK tour 1998"
Year 1998
Number of pages 20
Comments In 1998, The Notting Hillbillies played at the Ronnie Scott's jazz clubs in Birmingham and London. When I visited four shows in London, a free house magazine from Ronnie Scott's was available (number 113), featuring a nice article about The Notting Hillbillies. After one of these shows, Mark Knopfler signed my magazine backstage.

 



 

Artist The Notting Hillbillies
Tour "UK tour 1999"
Year 1999
Number of pages 20
Comments In 1999, The Notting Hillbillies did a very small tour, playing just six nights at the Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London. A free house magazine from Ronnie Scott's was available (number 119), featuring a nice article about The Notting Hillbillies.

 



 

Artist Various artists, including Mark Knopfler
Event "Music for Montserrat"
Date 15th September 1997
Number of pages 60
Comments Some of rock music's biggest stars performed at this benefit concert at the Royal Albert Hall (London, UK) on 15th September 1997 to raise money for the volcano-ravaged Caribbean island of Montserrat. The concert has been organised by Sir George and Lady Martin together with Harvey Goldsmith to raise funds for the victims of the Soufriere volcano on the island of Montserrat which has been in a continuous state of eruption since July 1993. The explosion in June 1997 killed 19 people and rendered 1500 homeless. Mark Knopfler was one of the artists and played Wild Theme (Local Hero), Brothers in Arms and Money for Nothing together with Sting. Mark Knopfler also played guitar on the songs of Sting, Elton John, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney. 

 



 

Artist Mark Knopfler
Tour "Sailing to Philadelphia" world tour
Year 2001
Number of pages 22
Comments Mark Knopfler signed it inside for me at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, 4th June 2001.

 



 

Artist Various artists, including Mark Knopfler
Event "Teenage Cancer Trust - concert March 2003"
Year 2003
Number of pages 36
Comments In March 2003, six concerts were held at the Royal Albert Hall to support the Teenage Cancer Trust. On 25th March, Mark Knopfler and Eric Clapton were scheduled to perform. Sadly, Mark Knopfler got a motorcycle accident on 17th March 2003, while he was on his way to the rehearsals for the tour. This lead to the cancelling of the complete The Rapgpicker's Dream tour and also this planned date for the Teenage Cancer Trust was impossible for Mark to play. So, what we have here is a nice concert programme, including two pages of Mark Knopfler, of a show on which he unfortunately did not perform.

 



 

Artist Mark Knopfler
Tour "Shangri-La" world tour
Year 2005
Number of pages 24
Comments -

 



 

Artist Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
Tour "All the roadrunning" world tour
Year 2006
Number of pages 20
Comments -

 



 

Artist Mark Knopfler
Event "The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor welcomes Mark Knopfler"
Date 20th September 2006
Number of pages 20
Comments For this chairty concert that Mark Knopfler did, a small programme was made. It's a very simple booklet, only the front and back cover is in colour, the rest is in black and white. It features biographies of Mark Knopfler, Guy Fletcher, Richard Bennett and Glenn Worf, a story about the Opera House and a list of sponsors. The Opera House was at risk of being demolished and needed a lot of money to save the building. One of the things to raise money, was a special one-off concert of Mark Knopfler and his band. The concert took place at The Opera House, Boothbay Harbor, USA, 20th September 2006.

 



 

Artist Mark Knopfler
Event "A tribute to Mark Knopfler OBE"
Date 19th October 2006
Number of pages 8
Comments The Variety Club have presented Mark Knopfler with their highest accolade, the Silver Heart, at a special Tribute Lunch held at the Civic Centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 19th October 2006. Around 700 people packed the Banqueting Hall to hear Jools Holland MC the Tribute with contributions from, among others, John Illsley, fellow Geordies Jimmy Nail, Tim Healey, Alan Shearer, and legendary Shadows guitarist, Bruce Welch. Filmed tributes were also featured from various contributors including Eric Clapton, Sting, Emmylou Harris and Lord David Puttnam. Surrounded by friends and well-wishers, Mark spoke eloquently about his early life, of growing up in Newcastle and his deep affection for Northumberland. The event also had a special programme, which included things such as a special thank you by Mark Knopfler, the menu, time table, a list of items for auction and congratulations by Paul Crockford.

 



 

Artist Mark Knopfler
Tour "Kill to get Crimson" world tour
Year 2008
Number of pages 24
Comments -

 



 

Artist Mark Knopfler
Tour "Get lucky" world tour
Year 2010
Number of pages 4
Comments Souvenir concert program from Mark Knopfler's historic "Legends of Rock & Roll" performance in the Michigan Theater, 27th April 2010. This small program includes complete biographical information of Mark Knopfler, a message from the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor and various advertisements.

 



 

Artist Mark Knopfler
Tour "Get lucky" world tour
Year 2010
Number of pages 28
Comments -

 



 

Artist Mark Knopfler
Tour "Privateering" European tour
Year 2013
Number of pages 32
Comments Nice advertisement of Range Rover, official vehicle sponsor of the Mark Knopfler Privateering tour of Europe

 



 

Artist Mark Knopfler
Tour "Tracker" tour
Year 2015
Number of pages 32
Comments The book contains all the lyrics of the Tracker album, including the bonus tracks.

 



 

Artist Various artists, including Mark Knopfler
Tour "Chalke Valley History Festival"
Year 27th June - 3rd July 2016
Number of pages 43
Comments Mark Knopfler was one of the performers at the Chalke Valley History Fest 2016. Mark's performance was on 2nd July. It was a combination of a performance and a presentation. Various book covers were shown large on the screen above and behind Mark, which were the the inspiration of particular songs in tone and context. Rick Stroud was the linkman talking with Mark Knopfler between the songs. This programme contains background of the festival and the programmes of each day, of course also mentioning Mark Knopfler.

 



 

Artist Various artists, including Mark Knopfler
Tour "Blues Fest"
Year 28th, 29th, 30th October 2016 - The O2 Arena, Indigo at the O2, Brooklyn Bowl
Number of pages 24
Comments As part of London's three-day Blues Fest, Mark Knopfler was one of many guests appearing with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings at London's Indigo at the O2 on the 28th of October in celebration of Bill's 80th birthday. Joe Brown joined Mark for Donegan's Gone and Mark performed Song for Sonny Liston and then there was the premiere of a new song called Playtime Deluxe. Mark used the new Gibson Mark Knopfler 1958 Les Paul for that track aswell.The programme only mentions Mark as one of the guest for the celebration of Bill Wyman's birthday, unfortunately no picture of Mark inside.

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* number of pages: not counting front and back cover and the inside of these covers