Legendary musician and songwriter Mark Knopfler will celebrate the release of his new record, Tracker, due March 17 on Verve Records, with a 36-city North American tour that includes a date at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Sunday, September 20 at 7:00 PM. Fans that purchase tickets to ‘An Evening with Mark Knopfler and Band’ online will receive a physical copy of Trackerfor each pair of tickets purchased.
Tracker marks the eighth solo recording from Knopfler, who Rolling Stone praises as one of the ‘100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.’ Recorded at his own British Grove Studios in West London, Tracker includes 11 new songs inspired by a wide range of subjects including Beryl Bainbridge and Basil Bunting. The album was producer by Knopfler and his long-time friend and collaborator Guy Fletcher who also plays keyboard on the record. In addition, Tracker features Mike McGoldrick on whistle and flute, John McCusker on fiddle, Glenn Worf on bass and Ian Thomas on drums. Guest musicians include Ruth Moody (from The Wailin’ Jennys) on vocals, Nigel Hitchcock on saxophone and Phil Cunningham on accordion.
A multiple Grammy award winner as the lead vocalist and songwriter for Dire Straits, Knopfler has released seven solo albums as well as recording Neck And Neck with one of his guitar heroes, Chet Atkins, and collaborated with Emmylou Harris on All The Roadrunning. He has created soundtracks for Local Hero and The Princess Brideand is currently working on a new film, Altamira. In addition to producing his own records Knopfler has also produced albums for Bob Dylan and Randy Newman amongst others. He was made an OBE in 1999 and was given the prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Ivor Novellos in 2012.
Don’t miss your chance to see Mark Knopfler at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Sunday, September 20.
As a special offer for fans attending Mark Knopfler’s upcoming North American tour a CD copy of his new album, Tracker (release date: March 17, 2015), is included with every pair of tickets. This offer will be redeemed via a promo code at MarkKnopfler.com. If you purchase your tickets at the Santa Barbara Bowl Box Office, you will be provided with an email address for your CD.