Bob and Mark toured Europe together in 2011. The North American tour will coincide with new albums from both artists. Knopfler will release the double CD set ‘Privateering’ in September. Dylan’s yet-to-be titled album will also be released in September.
Knopfler was only performing a couple of Dire Straits songs per show. ‘Brothers In Arms’ and ‘So Far Away’ were in his setlist each night but Bob juggled it up for the audience.
US and Canadian dates starting in August have been announced.
August 10: Exhibition Grounds, Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada
August 11: Enmax Center, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
August 12: RecPlex, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
August 14: Big Sky Brewery, Missoula, Montana, USA
August 17: Barnett Arena, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
August 18: Sioux Falls Arena Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
August 19: Fargo Civic Center, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
August 24: Parkview Field, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
August 25: White River State Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
August 28: Covelli Centre, Youngstown, Ohio, USA
August 29: Cambria County War Memorial, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA
September 1: Tag’s Summer Stage, Big Flats, New York, USA
- Tom Petty’s debt to Bob Dylan (telegraph.co.uk)