June 1, 2015 – 5:11 am

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Dublin 2015 [no label, 2CD]

First concert of the Tracker Tour. Live at the 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland; May 15, 2015. Excellent soundboard.

On March 16, 2015, Mark Knopfler released his eighth solo album, Tracker.

Synonymous through his Dire Straits years with virtuosic riffing, husky singalongs and day-glo headbands, at 65 the iconic guitarist [Mark Knopfler] seems happy to have left the frippery behind. Or, at least, to have exchanged one sort of frippery for another, with mandolins, uilleann pipes and a bald lieutenant tooting frantic flute solos now a staple of his life set…

He had a new album to plug, always a worry for diehards looking forward to a night of classics. Was it a cause of celebration or lament that material from Tracker was a universe removed from Dire Straits? The distinctly yeasty Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes, for instance, felt just one lute run away from self parody. On the other hand, you have to credit Knopfler for not wishing to merely circle the drain of previous accomplishments - whatever else, he could never be accused of coasting on old glories.

As per unspoken agreement with the crowd, the later stages of the set were provisioned with Dire Straits nuggets. Romeo and Juliet was supplemented by Nigel Hitchcock’s nimble saxophone; Sultans of Swing and So Far Away testified to Knopfler’s distinctive brand of virtuosity, wide-screen yet somehow un-showy. These moments confirmed one of soft rock’s great heroes was alive and kicking – and a reminder, too, that, if his interests had moved on somewhat, fans still clung tightly to the past.

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Thanks to maxtheblues for sharing the show on the net.

These tracks are not available for sharing as they are being sold here.

Disc 1
Track 101. Broken Bones * 5:43
Track 102. Corned Beef City 6:26
Track 103. Privateering 6:47
Track 104. Father And Son & Hill Farmer’s Blues 10:01
Track 105. Kingdom Of Gold 7:25
Track 106. Skydiver * 5:29
Track 107. Laughs And Jokes And Drinks And Smokes * 7:44
Track 108. I Used To Could 4:20
Track 109. Romeo And Juliet 9:18
Track 110. Sultans Of Swing 7:36
71 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Mighty Man * 5:52
Track 202. Postcards From Paraguay 8:19
Track 203. Marbletown 11:58
Track 204. Speedway At Nazareth 6:51
Track 205. Telegraph Road 15:41
Track 206. So Far Away 5:06
Track 207. Our Shangri-La 8:51
Track 208. Wherever I Go * 6:45
Track 209. Going Home - Theme Of The Local Hero 6:06
76 mins

* Songs from Tracker.

Click here to order Tracker.

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  1. 46 Responses to “MARK KNOPFLER - DUBLIN 2015”

  2. FIRST!!!!

    By The Russian Assassin on Jun 1, 2015

  3. This recording sounds incredible!
    Even if you are not a huge fan…. grab it while you can

    By The Russian Assassin on Jun 1, 2015

  4. he is actually selling these on his website. so theyre kinda official and these first 2 shows of the tour this and manchester are both sbds and essentially identical with one another cept for a slightly longer version of telegraph road. ruth wont be in the tour after amsterdam so things will change after that point. perhaps the set list will change slightly then. its been pretty much the same every single nite. its thought that brothers in arms may be added to the set when she leaves. the price that mark is charging for these shows is approx 17 euros. when his people see it offered they tend to pull down the server. they dont really give the site offering the links a problem however. i offered the link a couple of days ago. surprisingly not one single ty. thats ok. i do it for ppl who appreciate even if they dont express it. if anyone needs manchester.. say so.

    By darth on Jun 1, 2015

  5. surprisingly not one single ty.

    poor baby.

    By miss manners on Jun 1, 2015

  6. ok well sorry for all yall that didnt get that and im sure that if i posted manchester here it would be removed so ill do this instead and make some of yall happy ..these are fantastic recordings -

    Mark Knopfler - 1996-08-03 Vaison, France @320
    Mark Knopfler - 2010-07-22 Nimes, France @320

    By darth on Jun 1, 2015

  7. never trust a Darth load.
    last time he posted a load it held a virus.
    be warned.

    By miss manners on Jun 1, 2015

  8. stop being stupid. i have never posted any links with any viruses. this idiot is lying. but if u want to believe that.. its up to u. i dont care. its your loss. the music is there.

    By darth on Jun 1, 2015

  9. Mark Knopfler - 2013-06-09 Helsinki, Finland @320

    By darth on Jun 1, 2015

  10. Thank you very much BIG O!

    Do you have any cool 2015 MASTODON soundboards you could post? I love MASTODON

    By The Russian Assassin on Jun 1, 2015

  11. No ty’s eh? As the France and Finland links were posted on another site by someone else, I’m not noticing any credits to that person. What goes around comes around?

    By Another site user too on Jun 1, 2015

  12. Thanks for the Mark Knopfler links darth.

    By eWoodym on Jun 1, 2015

  13. I’d love to have the Dublin and Manchester download.
    Thank you very very much.

    By Bert Schelhaas on Jun 1, 2015

  14. its odd- the mark knopfler concerts are available to be purchased on the bleeker-street site that bigO links to. however theres no mention of these being authorized by knopfler and there is no mention of bleeker-street on knopflers site. nary a word. theres also nothing about bleeker-street on the simple minds site although b-s is selling simple minds concert recordings.

    bleeker-street does not give the source of their recordings as being soundboard, FM broadcast or audience.

    knopflers site states that “Fans with Walkmans, cassette recorders and small personal recording devices are permitted to tape the show, providing it is for their own personal use and non-commercial purposes.”.

    i suspect that bleeker-street is not authorized to sell mark knopfler or simple minds concerts and it is very possible that they do not have soundboard recordings. if they were they authorized would be mentioned or linked to an the artists’ sites.

    therefore… i submit to the ladies and gentlemen of the jury that bigO is allowed to post these soundboard tracks for our downloading enjoyment.

    By barth on Jun 1, 2015

  15. It’s in the fine print. Go to

    Visit “News” and look for this item: European Tour Begins This Week! USB Guitar Concert Sticks Available; dated May 14, 2015:

    On Friday May 15, Mark Knopfler’s Tracker tour kicks off in Dublin. Complete, high quality live recordings of all shows are available to pre-order now through Bleecker Street Entertainment.

    By bigozine2 on Jun 1, 2015

  16. so it is! thanks for the info.

    By barth on Jun 1, 2015

  17. Sorry, but I do not trust the pre-order (Why?)
    live recordings trough Bleecker Street Entertainment.
    Music is everyone;s joy, I do not want to pay
    for any live recording when it is not the artits
    one product.

    By Bert Schelhaas on Jun 1, 2015

  18. i guess the jury hath thus spaketh eh?

    By darth on Jun 1, 2015

  19. they did indeed- they said that johnny winter and jimi hendrix definitely played together.

    By barth on Jun 1, 2015

  20. keep in mind that u were the most outspoken idiot claiming that jw played with jim morrison when he himself swore he never met the man. IDIOT!!!

    By darth on Jun 1, 2015

  21. a wis eman once said: …yawn…

    By barth on Jun 1, 2015

  22. chances are that yawn was because not enough oxygen was reaching your brain.
    keep in mind.. a wise man is only wise in his realization in how little he really knows.

    By darth on Jun 1, 2015

  23. keep in mind that johnny winter and jimi hendrix played together.

    did u get your attention fix? hope u feel better now.

    By barth on Jun 1, 2015

    and its one thing for u to think i need that attention.. its an entirely other thing when u feel the need to give it to me and claim its me who needs it. THINK ABOUT THAT!!

    By darth on Jun 2, 2015

  25. …yawn…

    By barth on Jun 2, 2015

  26. ill post copenhagen 96 in a few mins but for now enjoy these two from the privateering tour -

    2013-05-10 Berlin, Germany @320

    2013-05-02 Torino, Italy @320

    By darth on Jun 2, 2015

  27. I do not understand the need of this discussion!
    To speak with John Lennon’s song (words):
    Give Peace A Chance (Bed-In Suite 702 Hiltom
    Amsterdam, March 1969)

    By Bert Schelhaas (NL) on Jun 2, 2015

  28. Historic Personality Disorder?
    Are we getting personal!
    I want an apologize.

    By Bert Schelhaas (NL) on Jun 2, 2015

  29. Hey Darth, I have 160 gigs of MK soundboards and bootlegs, let me know if you are interested in trading for any you might not have and vice versa, of course even if you don’t have any that I need you are welcome to them all.

    By Nostalgic Flashback on Jun 2, 2015

  30. i doubt that if u have that many… i could have anything u would need. i also dont know any way that i could arrange a trade with u. its prob best for u to offer links up here. if u have the ones i offered above u prob have all the ones i have. one of my offers is still awaiting moderation since it had 2 links in one posting. berlin and torino italy 2013. soon as bigo approves it u will have the ability to dl those if u dont have them. i dont only collect mark knopfler of course and i am not that crazy about having every show he does especially when most of his show from each tour are identical. i have 2 from this yr so far but after amsterdam i think some of the setlist will change a little. we will see.

    By darth on Jun 2, 2015

  31. Mark Knopfler - 1996-06-10 Copenhagen, Denmark (flac)

    By darth on Jun 2, 2015

  32. Ah okay, I also collect other things as well, you could say its a sickness, I have almost 6 terabytes of digital music. I collect everything, but my biggest collections are The Who, Pete Townshend, Jethro Tull, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel and Jimmy Buffett. I like to use a program called “Soulseek” its a simple and unobtrusive program that allows people to share music with each other.

    By Nostalgic Flashback on Jun 2, 2015

  33. i used to use mp3rocket and there were other programs like it before i used that. that no longer work i guess but i stopped using them before they stopped working. i used torrents for years but i lost interest. i had the sickness u describe for years. trust me. i have 40 externals full and each is a terabyte. i go thru them less fast than i used to now but i was filling them up in 3-4 sometimes 5 months. im about to order 2 new ones because i found them very cheap at $54 each. the last 2 i got were around 68 i think. i lost 3 of em in crashes and im not willing to spend the $600 each to recover them. maybe one day. i dont know. a little over 6 years ago.. closer to 7 i guess i got the entire sugarmeg collection at that time… on a terabyte drive. approx 35000 items. i still have that. course i think the site now has over 84000 items. haha. i wouldnt buy it but they now make 5terabyte drives u know.
    i also love the who and pete. im not as much of a tull fan altho i do love them pre 73 esp anything around that first album and the reunion in 96 i believe? i do love paul simon too and of course s&g. pauls mom was my first grade teacher and he would come into my class and sing to us every thurs every week back in 66-67. i like buffett but not enough to collect him very much. i think i may have 10 items. i hope u got the s&g items that this site has offered. there was one time there was a 100song item here. killer collection.
    all in all i would prob guess i have a quarter million cds and concerts but thats a guess. in a given year i would say i prob dl 700-1300 items. so ive kinda layed back now. its too easy to dl and trading isnt that big a deal anymore.
    the 2 items i talked about btw.. have been approved above.. if u missed them. berlin and torino.

    By darth on Jun 2, 2015

  34. darth- “i had the sickness u describe for years.”
    You still have it, Sunshine, let’s hope it’s not communicable online.

    “trust me.”
    Not after you posted that link that went to the virus site, dog breath.

    By dartharama on Jun 2, 2015

  35. what a great story about paul simon darth what songs did he play and i have to know did you tape him or better yet any photos tell us about it or was the light to low ,did you talk to him and tell him how much better you liked his early stuff just a question i read some where that she never returned back to teaching till 1975 yet you where in her class 66-67 amazing

    By bronze medal on Jun 2, 2015

  36. sorry i ment to say paul simons mother not she who never returned to work till 1975 ” sorry ladies”

    By bronze medal on Jun 2, 2015

  37. again im sorry im having a good day i meant until she retired in 1975

    By bronze medal on Jun 2, 2015

  38. none of my links ever went to any viruses. thats just ridiculous. it makes no sense. all of my links are for news articles and every so often its for an item to dl. there are no exceptions to this. and i always dl the item first.
    as for paul simon songs he did 48-49 years ago.. are u kidding? i was 6-7 yrs old. the only one i can safely say he did was michael row your boat ashore on my birthday in 67.. 2 weeks ago today that year.
    i didnt start taking pics til 1980. i didnt record concerts in the audience til 88 altho there were a few exceptions a few years before that. and i never did it again after i left nyc in 95.
    the light was classroom lighting for 6 and 7 yr olds. yes we all talked to him and i even once visited his home and pee’d in his bathroom. if his mom returned to teaching in 75 it means she stopped sometime after i was in 1st grade. i wouldnt know about that tho. i went to that same school for 5 more years. i dont think i would have kept track of the earlier grades teachers. i do remember the names of my teachers tho.
    u sure seem to be trying to say stuff and making yourself out to look like a real fucking idiot. u cant figure out how she was my first grade teacher in 66-7 and she retired in 75. perhaps u shouldnt worry so much about me and mind your own business. what do u think? just read the stuff u see and keep your comments about me to yourself u stupid fuck.

    By darth on Jun 2, 2015

  39. hey i correct myself and did say sorry and you have showin
    yet again you have a selective memory,i just thought as a so called music lover events like paul simon coming to your class room maybe you would remember songs he sang you post your shit ,i asked a question then you get crazy i never made any comments about you

    By bronze medal on Jun 2, 2015

  40. yeah i can see how sorry u are when u put that much energy into harassing me and trying to fuck with me. its so evident how truly sorry u are on each and every line with every damned word. yeah we can all feel it.
    u really believed i would remember songs he sang when i was 6 yrs old from 49 years ago in a 1st grade class. right. and u fully meant it no tongue in cheek whatsoever when u asked me about the fucking lighting. right. and when u try to catch me as if im making it all up when u try to say his mom was retired as if to suggest that i am totally fabricating the entire year of my life u stupid fucking creep. yeah i should feel for u since u corrected yourself after 3 attempts only because u went out of your way to try to harass antagonize and provoke me and then realized only after the fact that your info was faulty. then and only then do u come to terms with it and see for yourself that hey maybe it could be since she didnt retire for 8 yrs after i left that grade after all. yeah my heart bleeds for u that i dont want to run to the forgiveness table holding my hand out to shake yours since u put so much effort into being so kind thoughtful and considerate not to mention compassionate and thoughtful towards me. yeah right. what could i be thinking as i sit here wondering what the fuck size tree crawled up your ass?? tell me how amazing it is man.. seriously.

    By darth on Jun 2, 2015

  41. darth - “u sure seem to be trying to say stuff and making yourself out to look like a real fucking idiot.”

    He’s probably following your lead, you do it constantly.

    “making yourself out to look like a real fucking idiot” “u stupid fuck” “harassing me and trying to fuck with me” “the fucking lighting” “u stupid fucking creep” “yeah my heart bleeds for u” “what the fuck size tree crawled up your ass”

    Your new meds aren’t working very well, are they darth?

    By dartharama on Jun 2, 2015

  42. Lokks like you’ve been burned by the Net Police here.

    By Darth's Other on Jun 2, 2015

  43. Darth - please will you at least credit the original uploader of the links you are providing from the other site - you know where and who I mean. Thanks in advance.

    By Another site user too on Jun 2, 2015

  44. But that would divert some of the attention away from him.

    By dartharama on Jun 2, 2015


    zurich 6-1 (shhh)

    By darth on Jun 5, 2015


    By Willis on Jun 5, 2015

  47. thats a lie. there have never been any viruses in any links i have ever offered. without any proof to this accusation.. thats all it is.. is a stupid lie. and this is the first time i have seen the 2nd accusation. whats an illegal site?

    By darth on Jun 5, 2015

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