JULY 10th, 2019 – TAURON Arena Kraków
Mark Knopfler, one of the most critically and commercially successful artists of all time, has announced a world tour with his band in 2019. The ‘Down The Road Wherever’ tour commences in Barcelona in April and will continue all over Europe finishing in Verona in July before heading to the US through August and September.
Mark Knopfler will perform twice in Poland. July 10th he will bring the show to TAURON Arena Kraków and one day later, July 11th the show will visit Gdańsk.
Tickets starting at 150 PLN go on sale on Monday, November 5th at 10am via www.LiveNation.pl.
Official Community pre-sale commences on Monday, October 29th at 10am and finishes on Monday, November 5th at 9am.
Pre-sale for registered LiveNation.pl users runs from Wednesday, October 31st 10am till Monday, November 5th 9am at www.LiveNation.pl
Knopfler, who will release his ninth solo studio album ‘Down The Road Wherever’ on 16th November, has always viewed touring as an integral part of the process of releasing an album, going from songwriting through recording and ending up on the road performing old and new songs.
Says Mark: ‘My songs are made to be performed live. 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.’
Knopfler, who recorded ‘Down The Road Wherever’ in his west London studio, British Grove, will be performing on tour 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 will be Graeme Blebins (saxaphone) and Tom Walsh (trumpet).