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Homepage | News | Dire Straits' Legendary Guitarist Mark Knopfler will perform in Istanbul after 5 years as part of his new album

Dire Straits' Legendary Guitarist Mark Knopfler will perform in Istanbul after 5 years as part of his new album


April 27, 2013 21:00

Ülker Sports Arena, İstanbul

 

The legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist, known for world famous songs "Walk of Life", "Sultans of Swings" and "Brothers in Arms" will be performing at Ulker Sports Arena.

Mark Knopfler is best known as the lead guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for Dire Straits, which he co-founded in 1977. After Dire Straits disbanded in 1995, Knopfler went on to record and produce seven solo albums, including Golden Heart (1996), Sailing to Philadelphia (2000), and Get Lucky (2009). He has composed and produced film scores for eight films, including Local Hero (1983), Cal (1984), The Princess Bride (1987), and Wag the Dog (1997). 

In addition to his work with Dire Straits and as a solo artist and composer, Knopfler has recorded and performed with many prominent musicians, including Phil Lynott, Chet Atkins, The Chieftains, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Jools Holland, Steely Dan, Bryan Ferry, Sonny Landreth, and Van Morrison. He has produced albums for Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, and Randy Newman.

"Privateering" is Mark Knopfler's first double album in a 35-year recording career which he tells the tough tales of real people, living hard lives in difficult times.



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