Mark Knopfler is a British songwriter, film score composer, guitarist, and record producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded with his brother, David Knopfler, in 1977.
“A privateer is what I am, really,” says Mark Knopfler.
The title track of the legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist’s eighth solo album evokes a swashbuckling era of seafaring plunder, merchant raiders and licensed pirates. But Mark finds an analogy with the modern rock and roll life. “I really get a buzz out of having this little group of people that sallies forth across the world. I enjoy being in command of it, the band, the crew, travelling through this ever changing landscape and playing in all these different places. You get where you get without any kind of assistance, really, making your own way in the world. There are no government grants to play this music. You’re a privateer. And that’s the way I like it.”
Only Mark Knopfler will be performing at Heinz Hall. The band Dire Straits is no longer together.
More information can be found on his website: http://www.markknopfler.com/
For online purchase only:CD bundle promotion
For every 2 tickets purchased you will receive a copy of Mark's new CD Tracker (release date: March 17, 2015). This offer will be redeemed via a promo code at MarkKnopfler.com. This code will be emailed to you.