In collaboration with BALLARIN MUSIC, we are proud to offer the exclusive project DAVID KNOPFLER & BAND with special guest ALAN CLARK - 40th Anniversary Tour 2017.
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of David Knopfler’s musical career, and the founding of Dire Straits, we are planning several exceptional concerts for 2017. It’s a special opportunity, particularly since this unique combination of players has never before performed together.
The 40th Anniversary Tour 2017 will be a celebration of David Knopfler's entire musical career and will include guest appearances by old friends and fellow musicians. Special guest Alan Clark, the original keyboard player for Dire Straits, will appear with David on stage for the first time. Alan’s career includes playing on the legendary Dire Straits studio album “Brothers in Arms”, recording with Bob Dylan, and touring with Eric Clapton.
Other band member include Harry Bogdanovs – guitar (John Farnham, Westernhagen, The Shadows, Elton John), Pete Shaw – bass (Chris Rea, Mary Black, Joe Brown), Bub Roberts – lead guitar (David Knopfler, Simply Red, Toni Halliday) and one of the world’s best A-list drummers, Martin Ditcham, who has played with a nearly endless list of musicians and groups, including The Rolling Stones, U2, Chris Rea, Sade, A-ha, Status Quo, Jeff Beck, Elton John, Tina Turner, David Gilmour, Roger Daltrey and many more.
The band will perform songs from David Knopfler’s solo albums as well as classic material from the early years of Dire Straits. Sounds reminiscent of early Dire Straits will be brought back to the stage, such as “Wild West End” and “Where Do You Think You’re Going” in combination with a collection of David’s contemporary works in a more dramatic, rock format. Other rare songs, performed by Dire Straits but never recorded on official studio albums, will be highlighted, including “What’s the Matter Baby” and “Bernadette”.
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