Mark Knopfler has shared a new song, "Back On the Dance Floor," from his forthcoming album, Down the Road Wherever. The effort, his ninth studio album, is due out November 16 on Knopfler’s own British Grove Records, via Blue Note.
Knopfler has also announced a North American tour in support of the album. The 28-date outing kicks off in Mashantucket, Connecticut, on August 16 and finishes in Los Angeles on September 22.
For the shows, Knopfler will perform with a 10-piece band that features keyboardist Guy Fletcher, guitarist Richard Bennett, pianist Jim Cox, whistle and flute player Mike McGoldrick, fiddle and cittern player John McCusker, bassist Glenn Worf, percussionist Danny Cummings, drummer Ian Thomas, saxophonist Graeme Blevins and trumpeter Tom Walsh.
"My songs are made to be performed live," Knopfler said in a statement. "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."
A full list of tour dates is below. Tickets are available here.
Mark Knopfler 2019 North American tour:
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 Venue TBD*
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