Mark Knopfler – “Back On The Dance Floor”

In a couple weeks, former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler is releasing a new solo album, Down The Road Wherever, his follow-up to 2015’s Tracker. We’ve heard one song from it already, “Good On You Son,” and today Knopfler is sharing another one, “Back On The Dance Floor.”

He’s also just announced a corresponding tour for the album, which will take place next year and find him on the road with a ten-piece band. “My songs are made to be performed live,” he said in a press release. “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.”

Listen to the new track below.

TOUR DATES:
08/16 Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
08/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Metropolitan Opera House
08/18 Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
08/20 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
08/21 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
08/23 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
08/24 Montreal, QC @ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
08/25 Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
08/27 Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre
08/28 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
08/30 Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
08/31 Milwaukee, WI @ The Riverside Theater
09/01 Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
09/03 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
09/04 Atlanta, GA @ State Bank Amp. at Chastain Park
09/06 Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
09/07 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theatre
09/08 Grand Prairie, TX @ The Theatre at Grand Prairie
09/10 Denver, CO @ TBD
09/13 Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
09/14 Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
09/15 Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
09/16 Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
09/18 Berkely, CA @ The Greek Theatre
09/20 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
09/21 Phoenix, AZ @ Comercia Theatre
09/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre

Down The Road Wherever is out 11/16 via British Grove Records/Blue Note.