Legendary Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler will perform in Istanbul after five years as part of his new album “Privateering” World Tour.
The legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist, known for world famous songs “Walk of Life,” “Sultans of Swings” and “Brothers in Arms” will perform at Ülker Sports Arena on April 27. 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 also composed and produced film scores for eight films.
In addition to his work with Dire Straits and as a solo artist and composer, Knopfler has recorded and performed with many prominent musicians. “Privateering” is Mark Knopfler’s first double album in a 35-year recording career in which he tells the tough tales of real people, living hard lives in difficult times.
The concert will begin at 9 pm tonight.