Mark Knopfler Announces New Album and American Tour

. Former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler has announced that he will be launching a North American tour this fall in support of his new solo album, "Tracker," which will be released on March 17th.

The North American tour is scheduled to kick off on September 10th in Vancouver, BC, Canada at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and conclude on October 31st in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

The new album will be released in various formats including a standard CD, a double vinyl, a deluxe CD with four bonus tracks, digitally, as well as box set that will include CD and vinyl copy of the album, a bonus CD featuring six extra tracks, a DVD with an exclusive short film directed by Henrik Hansen and an interview with Mark. Amazon is taking preorders for some of the formats here.

Knopfler had this to say about the album, "The album title 'Tracker' arrived out of me trying to find my way over the decades. Out of me tracking time - looking at people, places and things from my past, and out of the process of tracking as in recording tracks in the studio."

North American Tour:
9/10 - Vancouver, BC, Canada, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9/11-12 - Woodinville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
9/13 - Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium
9/16 - Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
9/18 - Berkeley, CA, The Greek Theatre
9/19 - Los Angeles, CA, The Dolby Theatre
9/20 - Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
9/21 - San Diego, CA, Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
9/23 - Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheater
9/25 - Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
9/26 - Dallas, TX, The Majestic Theatre
9/28 - Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
9/29 - Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theatre
9/30 - Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater
10/2 - Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
10/3 - Indianapolis, IN, Old National Centre - Murat Theatre
10/4 - Ann Arbor, MI, Michigan Theater
10/6 - Toronto, ON, Canada, Massey Hall
10/7 - Montreal, QC, Canada, Place Des Arts - Wilfrid Pelletier Theatre
10/9 - Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre
10/10 - Mashantucket, CT, Foxwoods Resort Casino - Grand Theater
10/11 - Albany, NY, Palace Theater
10/13 - Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Hall
10/14 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, Fallsview Casino Resort
10/16 - Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre
10/17 - Philadelphia, PA, Academy of Music
10/18 - Washington, DC, Warner Theatre
10/20 - New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
10/22 - Durham, NC, Durham Performing Arts Center
10/24 - Atlanta, GA, Chastain Park Amphitheater
10/25 - North Charleston, SC, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
10/27 - St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
10/28 - Melbourne, FL, King Center for the Performing Arts
10/30 - Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
10/31 - Fort Lauderdale, FL, Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Tracker Song Details:
"Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes"
"River Towns"
"Mighty Man"
"Broken Bones"
"Long Cool Girl"
"Lights of Taormina"
"Silver Eagle"
"Wherever I Go"
*".38 Special"
*"My Heart Has Never Changed"
*"Terminal of Tribute To"
*"Heart of Oak"
**"Time Will End All Sorrow"
**"Oklahoma Ponies"

* = deluxe & box set bonus track
** = box set bonus track.

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