Mark Knopfler is adding a performance at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on September 25 with special guest Bonnie Raitt to his upcoming North American tour in support of his latest critically acclaimed album, Down the Road Wherever. Tickets are available for presale to fans on Wednesday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time at both and, as well as via Live Nation on Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, while the general public can purchase tickets beginning Friday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Each ticket comes with a copy of Down the Road Wherever.

Fans are urged to buy tickets from Knopfler’s website rather than resellers as the tickets’ authenticity and price can’t be guaranteed. Check for the best way to buy tickets and for all details of safe fan-to-fan resale sites.

Down The Road Wherever is Knopfler’s ninth solo studio album, out now on British Grove Records via Blue Note, and can be purchased at The record is available via digital download, CD, double vinyl, deluxe CD with three bonus tracks and a lavish box set that includes the album on both vinyl, deluxe CD, an additional 12” vinyl EP with 4 exclusive bonus tracks, a 12” print of the album artwork and a 12” guitar tablature of ‘Back On The Dance Floor.’

The album continues to receive critical acclaim:

“There’s a grandfatherly charm throughout the record, both in the comfortable arrangements and Knopfler’s lyrical yarns. Everything about Down the Road Wherever feels warm and inviting; if each song is a miniature room, their display is in a cozy den that also boasts a roaring fire, capacious armchairs, heirloom quilts, and a smell like pipe tobacco and old books.” –NPR Music

“Knopfler tends to be most affecting…as the sensitive English balladeer with a knack for writing about the haunting, pervasive effects of memory and remembrance. Indeed, as he pushes 70, Knopfler has become newly reflective on his latest LP.” –Rolling Stone

“On his latest album, Down the Road Wherever, Knopfler serves up more than 70 minutes of music rooted in the Scottish Highlands (‘Drovers’ Road’), piano bars (‘When You Leave’) and cowboy country (‘Nobody's Child’), among other locales.” –Associated Press

“Down the Road Wherever [is] a varied, uncommon yet inviting wander off Mark Knopfler’s usual path. He’s probing fresh sounds with the class and sophistication we’ve come to expect from this gifted veteran.” –American Songwriter

“The fact that Knopfler is writing and recording at such a high level of quality at this stage in his career makes each release something to celebrate.” –AllMusic

“Knopfler draws upon his imperturbable voice and laconic guitar licks to tell these…stories. It’s an album of varied musical expeditions.” –The Christian Science Monitor

“On Down the Road Wherever, Knopfler channels a world of ideas and experiences into a sound all of his own. Its enthusiasm is contagious.” –No Depression

Recorded by Knopfler at British Grove—his West London studio—Down The Road Wherever features 14 new songs inspired by a wide range of subjects, including Knopfler’s early days in Deptford with Dire Straits, a stray soccer fan lost in a strange town, the compulsion of a musician hitching home through the snow and a man out of time in his local greasy spoon diner.

Knopfler recently premiered the album tracks “Back On The Dance Floor” and “Good On You Son,” plus the video for “Good On You Son” can be streamed/shared at

On tour Knopfler will perform with an expanded ten-piece band, most of whom have been working with him for more than two decades: Guy Fletcher (keyboards), Richard Bennett (guitar), Jim Cox (piano), Mike McGoldrick (whistle and flute), John McCusker (fiddle and cittern), Glenn Worf (bass), Danny Cummings (percussion) and Ian Thomas (drums). New additions include Graeme Blevins (saxophone) and Tom Walsh (trumpet).

‘My songs are made to be performed live,’ notes Knopfler. ‘I love the whole process of writing them alone and then recording them with the band, but ultimately the best part is playing them to an audience live. I enjoy the whole circus, travelling from town to town and interacting with this group of players is a total pleasure. I’m really looking forward to it.’

About Mark Knopfler:
Knopfler has previously released eight solo albums, as well as Neck And Neck with guitar great Chet Atkins and All The Roadrunning with Emmylou Harris. He has also created film soundtracks for Local Hero, The Princess Bride and Cal. In addition to producing his own records, Knopfler has also produced albums for Bob Dylan and Randy Newman, amongst others. Knopfler was made an Order of the British Empire in 1999 and was given the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ivor Novellos in 2012.

About Bonnie Raitt:
A 10-time Grammy Award winning guitarist and singer, Bonnie Raitt has been the recipient of extensive critical acclaim throughout her career, ranking #50 in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and #89 on the magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Raitt’s 20th and most recent album, 2016’s Dig In Deep, has sold over 150,000 units worldwide, debuting in the top 10 Billboard Album Sales, Blues Album, Americana/Folk Album, Digital Album Sales, Internet Album and Independent Album charts and was still on the top #200 Sales Chart 26 weeks after release.

For more information, please contact Samantha Tillman, Joe Cohen or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.


1. Trapper Man
2. Back On The Dance Floor
3. Nobody’s Child
4. Just A Boy Away From Home
5. When You Leave
6. Good On You Son
7. My Bacon Roll
8. Nobody Does That
9. Drovers’ Road*
10. One Song At A Time
11. Floating Away
12. Slow Learner
13. Heavy Up
14. Rear View Mirror*
15. Every Heart In The Room*
16. Matchstick Man

*Deluxe Edition CD bonus tracks


* with special guest Bonnie Raitt

August 16 /// Mashantucket, CT /// Foxwoods Resort Casino
August 17 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Metropolitan Opera House
August 18 /// Vienna, VA /// Filene Center at Wolf Trap
August 20 /// New York, NY /// Beacon Theatre
August 21 /// New York, NY /// Beacon Theatre
August 23 /// Boston, MA /// Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
August 24 /// Montreal, QC /// Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
August 25 /// Toronto, ON /// Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
August 27 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Old National Centre
August 28 /// Kansas City, MO /// Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
August 30 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Orpheum Theatre
August 31 /// Milwaukee, WI /// The Riverside Theater
September 1 /// Chicago, IL /// The Chicago Theatre
September 3 /// Nashville, TN /// Ryman Auditorium
September 4 /// Atlanta, GA /// State Bank Amp. at Chastain Park
September 6 /// Sugar Land, TX /// Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
September 7 /// Austin, TX /// ACL Live at The Moody Theater
September 8 /// Grand Prairie, TX /// The Theatre at Grand Prairie
September 10 /// Denver, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheater
September 11 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
September 13 /// Portland, OR /// Keller Auditorium
September 14 /// Woodinville, WA /// Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
September 15 /// Woodinville, WA /// Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
September 16 /// Vancouver, BC /// Orpheum
September 18 /// Berkeley, CA /// The Greek Theatre
September 20 /// Santa Barbara, CA /// Santa Barbara Bowl
September 21 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Comerica Theatre
September 22 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Greek Theatre
September 25 /// New York, NY /// Madison Square Garden*