Tour line-up:

Mark Knopfler

Guitar, vocals
Guy Fletcher

Keyboards, vocals
Richard Bennett

Glenn Worf

Bass, vocals
Ian Thomas

Jim Cox

Piano, accordion
Mike McGoldrick

Flute, uilleann pipes, whistle
John McCusker

Fiddle, cittern, whistle


While in the midst of the recording sessions for Mark's seventh solo album Privateering, Mark got the invitation to go on tour with Bob Dylan. Mark felt that an opportunity such as this was too good to miss so the recording sessions were a bit delayed to do this duo-tour. Mark's association with Dylan dates back to 1979 when he played on Dylan's Slow train coming sessions and then produced Bob's acclaimed 1983 release Infidels. Basically, the concerts turned out to be a Mark Knopfler set of about 70 minutes, then a stage changover followed by a set of Bob Dylan. Interaction between Mark and Bob was limited to Mark playing a few songs with Bob on several shows. The line-up for Mark's band was changed a bit again: Danny Cummings left and was replaced by Ian Thomas. And since the ear-problem of Jim Cox was finally over, he was asked to join the band again on piano and accordion, replacing Matt Rollings. Unfortunately, no official recordings were made during this tour.

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Total concerts played: 33

October 2011

  06.10.2011    O2 Arena Dublin Ireland
  08.10.2011    Braehead Arena Glasgow Scotland
  09.10.2011    Braehead Arena Glasgow Scotland
  10.10.2011    MEN Arena Manchester UK
  11.10.2011    Capital FM Arena Nottingham UK
  13.10.2011    Motorpoint Arena Cardiff Wales
  14.10.2011    Windsor Hall BIC Bournemouth UK
  16.10.2011    Zénith Lille France
Palais Omnisports de Bercy Paris France
  19.10.2011    Sportspaleis Antwerp Belgium
  20.10.2011    Ahoy Rotterdam The Netherlands
  21.10.2011    Rockhal Luxembourg Luxembourg
  23.10.2011    König-Pilsener-Arena Oberhausen Germany
  25.10.2011    SAP Arena Mannheim Germany
  26.10.2011    Olympiahalle Munich Germany
  27.10.2011    Arena Leipzig Germany
  29.10.2011    O2 World Berlin Germany
  31.10.2011    O2 World Hamburg Germany

November 2011

  02.11.2011    Jyske Bank Boxing Herning Denmark
  03.11.2011    Malmö Arena Malmö Sweden
  04.11.2011    Globe Stockholm Sweden
  06.11.2011    TUI Arena Hannover Germany
  07.11.2011    Arena Nuremburg Germany
  08.11.2011    Olympia Hall Innsbruck Austria
  09.11.2011    PalaFabris Padova Italy
  11.11.2011    Nelson Mandela Forum Florence Italy
  12.11.2011    Palalottomattica Rome Italy
  14.11.2011    Mediolanum Forum Milan Italy
  15.11.2011    Arena Geneva Switserland
  16.11.2011    Hallenstadion Zurich Switserland
HMV Hammersmith Apollo London UK
HMV Hammersmith Apollo London UK
HMV Hammersmith Apollo London UK

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