Former Dire Straits man Mark Knopfler is going back on the road this summer in support of his latest disc, Shangri-La. The British rocker is making his way around the globe, starting with an extensive run in Europe. Just nine days after he wraps his European tour, Knopfler will hop across the pond to begin his 30-date North American swing.
Kicking off on June 24th in Virginia, the tour will see Knopfler criss-cross his way across this continent, which happens to include a little place we like to call Canada. Five performances are planned for the canucks: four in the East, and one in the West, where he'll wrap up his tour on July 31st in Vancouver.
His fourth proper solo album, Shangri-La was released in September 2004, only 18 months after Knopfler suffered a serious motorcycle accident. Up next for the busy musician, who has also written film scores for movies like The Princess Bride and Wag the Dog, is a duet album with country maven Emmylou Harris.
Here are Mark Knopfler's upcoming Canadian stops:
July 2, Montreal, QC - Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
July 3, Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre
July 5, Toronto, ON - Molson Ampitheatre
July 7, London, ON - John Labatt Centre
July 31, Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt