Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits will join Dylan as they move West to East in August and September
Bob Dylan starts the summer at the UK Hop Farm Music Festival then crosses the Channel to Europe.
Excerpt from 2011 UK Tour
When he gets back to North America August 10, 2012, Dylan will be joined by Mark Knopfler, who toured with Dylan in 2011. The first stop will be Lloydminster Alberta in Canada. I am hoping the fall has some dates near Atlantic Canada to tempt me.
Both Dylan and Knopfler are releasing new CDs this fall. Knopfler has the double CD set “Privateering”
Dylan’s yet-to-be titled album will also be released in September.
Knopfler was only performing a couple of Dire Straits songs per show. “Brothers In Arms” and “So Far Away” were in the setlist each night. Dylan mixed the set list each night as he always does.
Mark Knopfler has a long history with Dylan. In 1983 Knopfler produced Bob Dylan’s “Infidels” album, the first non-overtly religious one since Dylan’s conversion to Christianity. Knopfler also played lead guitar on “Slow Train Coming.”
US and Canadian dates starting in August have been announced.
UK and Europe
Jun 30 Tonbridge, Kent – England Hop Farm Music Festival
Jul 02 Berlin, Germany – Zitadelle Spandau
Jul 03 Dresden, Germany – Junge Garde
Jul 04 Bonn, Germany – KunstRasen Bonn/Gronau
Jul 06 Mergentheim, Germany – Lieder im Schloß
Jul 07 Salzburg, Austria – Salzburg Arena
Jul 08 Montreux, Switzerland – Montreux Jazz Festival
Jul 11 Bilbao, Spain – Explanada del Museo Guggenheim
Jul 13 Benicàssim, Spain – Festival Internacional de Benicàssim
Jul 14 Cap Roig, Spain – Cap Roig Festival
Jul 15 Nîmes, France – Festival de Nîmes
Jul 16 Barolo, Italy – Collisioni
Jul 19 Lyons, France – Les Nuits de Fourvière / Lyon
Jul 20 Bayonne, France – Arènes de Bayonne
Jul 22 Carhaix, France – Festival Vieilles Charrues
Mark Knopfler with Bob Dylan 2011 Tour
Canada and the United States
Aug 10 Lloydminster, AB – Exhibition Grounds
Aug 11 Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Center
Aug 12 Cranbrook, BC – RecPlex
Aug 14 Missoula, MO – Big Sky Brewery
Aug 17 Rapid City, SD – Barnett Arena
Aug 18 Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Arena
Aug 19 Fargo, ND – Fargo Civic Center
Aug 24 Fort Wayne, IN – Parkview Field
Aug 25 Indianapolis, IN – White River State Park
Aug 28 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
Aug 29 Johnstown, PA – Cambria County War Memorial
Aug 01 Big Flats, NY – Tag’s Summer Stage
For tickets, go to the Bob Dylan site for links to each city.
By Stephen Pate, NJN Network