Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler Team Up to Tour Europe in October
Europe will be getting one of this year’s best tour packages when Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan set out for the continent starting in October.
Knopfler and Dylan, each touring with their own band, will kick off the outing on October 6 at O2 Dublin in Ireland and then head over for Scotland for shows on October 8 and 9 at Braehead Arena in Glasgow. They continue on from there to the UK. On October 10 they will perform at Manchester’s Evening News Arena; on October 11 at CapitalFM Arena in Nottingham; on October 13 at Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff and on October 14 at International Center in Bournmouth.
The tour will then head over the channel to Lille, France where they will perform a gig on October 16 at Zenith Arena. Other stops include October 17 in Paris; October 19 in Merksem, Belgium; October 20 in Rotterdam; October 26 in Munich; November 4 in Stockholm; November 12 in Rome and November 15 in Geneva. Currently the trek is scheduled to wrap up on November 16 at Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland.
Dylan and Knopfler have been associated since the late 1970s. Dylan invited Knopfler to perform on his album “Slow Train Coming” after seeing Knopfler’s band Dire Straits performing at the Roxy in West Hollywood. Later Knopfler producer the Dylan album “Infidels.”
Details for tickets haven’t been announced yet. For more information, visit bobdylan.com or markknopfler.com.