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Published: 2011/10/24

Mark Knopfler Sits in with Bob Dylan (Again)

Mark Knopfler’s tour with Bob Dylan continued over the weekend. Last week, the Dire Straits guitarist sat in with Dylan on “Beyond Here Lies Nothin’” during a performance in England. Last night, at Oberhausen, Germany’s König-Pilsener-Arena Oberhausen, Knopfler emerged for an even longer stretch of songs. At the start of Dylan’s show, Knopfler took the stage for “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat,” “It Ain’t Me, Babe,” “Blind Willie McTell” and “Things Have Changed.” Of particular note, on “It Ain’t Me, Babe” both Dylan and Knopfler played guitar. Knopfler performed on Dylan’s 1979 gospel-inspired album Slow Train Coming and both co-produced and appeared on 1983’s Infidels. The two legends will perform at Mannheim, Germany’s SAP Arena tomorrow.


There are 4 comments associated with this post

Kelle October 25, 2011, 00:36:18

We Left After Dylan tried to sing or to Play Four Songs.
It was terrible and sad.
He cant Play or sing any more.

Timo October 25, 2011, 05:19:31

Dylan’s performance in Oberhausen was sharp, concentrated, just brilliant. The only sad thing was the sheer amount of ignorants leaving the venue, facing their expectations in a sentimental golden oldie show remain unfulfilled.

Mike October 25, 2011, 20:48:43

@Kelle, really?! I’ve seen Dylan several times in the last few years, and it’s always a great show. Sadly many people expect Bob Dylan to come out with an acoustic guitar and sing like he’s 25 again, well he’s in his 60’s now, and he can’t play guitar much due to some ailments, so he’s transformed himself and he presents some of the greatest songs ever written in a brand new way. Not only that, but you’ve got Mark Knopfler up there as well and you leave? What a waste of a ticket on someone as lame as you.

Christian October 26, 2011, 06:13:42

I was there. He can sing, no question. But at this evening, the sound was terrible and he has not communicated with the audience. This is poor.

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