Mark Knopfler Announces Four U.S. Show Dates

Mark Knopfler has announced four west coast dates in support of his most recent album, Privateering. The LP hits September 10, while the U.S. dates come in late October.

The trek begins October 23 at Long Beach, California's Terrace Theater, and also hits Las Vegas' Pearl Concert Theater (October 25), the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles (26) and Oakland's Fox Theater (27).

According to Noise 11, Knopfler is taking his tour to 70 European cities, but, because of a disagreement with his label Warner Bros., his North American tour is limited.

"I chose to make a double album this time just because of the sheer volume of material," the Dire Straits fronter told Classic Rock magazine of the new set.

"I didn't want to separate songs into genres and I didn't want to leave too many songs on the shelf. I just wanted it to be a reflection of the fantastic sessions we had."

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