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2005/04/24

Show #34 : 24/04/2005,  Dortmund @ Westfalenhalle  


Venue: Westfalenhalle  [ Website ]

Address: Rheinlanddamm 200, 44139 Dortmund

Capacity: 16000 persons

2005/04/24
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Setlist

(The titles in blue show the differences with the previous setlist)

01. Why Aye Man
02. Walk Of Life
03. What It Is
04. Sailing to Philadelphia
05. Romeo and Juliet
06. Sultans Of Swing
07. Done With Bonaparte
08. Song for Sonny Liston
09. Rudiger
10. Boom, Like That
11. Speedway at Nazareth
12. Telegraph Road

Encores
13. Brothers In Arms
14. Money For Nothing

Encores 2
15. So Far Away
16. Our Shangri-La


Lineup

Mark Knopfler (Guitars / Vocals)
Guy Fletcher (Keyboards / Guitars / Vocals)   [ Guy's diary ]
Danny Cummings (Drums)
Glenn Worf (Bass)
Matt Rollings (Piano / Organ / Accordion)
Richard Bennett (Guitars)   [ Richard's diary ]

Who was there ? 12

Joerg Mueller  
25/04/2005
Holger V.  
25/04/2005
Maarten Van Pottelbeghe  
24/04/2005
Well, what can i say, tonight
Lukas  
24/04/2005
limbodeluxe  
24/04/2005
The first MK concert since the STP - Tour for me ! I
Daniel  
22/04/2005
Hi MK-Friends all over the World! My absolutely favourite Guitar-Artist is back in my wonderful Hometown Dortmund in Germany. I`am very hopefull, that this event does`nt cancelled as the last planned tour in 2003. Can you hear this guitar-music?! Okay Sultans all over the world - let`s take of to this great show. Let your fingers gliding and be cool on this wonderful night. Dear Mark, your and your wonderful musicians - have a great and amazing concert with you especially audiance in Dortmund... We Love You!! So long friends - have an very nice event in Dortmund (in the hometown of BVB) and let`s hope, that this concert won`t be the last one. Bye DD - the Sultan of Dortmund
Michael / Hoefer  
17/04/2005
This will be my first show this time. Sitting close to the front (row 10) I hope to see you all. I have been there on two shows in 1991. Wonderful!!
Dirk Nowitzki  
07/04/2005
My 2nd concert of the current tour (after Stuttgart and before Cologne). This time with my hole family. It´ll be great.
Henk Ritter  
05/03/2005
This will be my secound visit ( after Amsterdam) on this tour This evening was great even better than in Amsterdam. The view in Amsterdam was better two meters from the stage In Dortmund the sound was better
Stepmo  
02/03/2005
Unfortunately I'm not able to see MK in Rotterdam so this will be my first gig of the tour. Will be in Cologne, too
Lars Muehlner  
01/03/2005
The first concert for me as I will be going to Cologne in June as well! Already sold out so it will be brilliant with 16.000 people!
Dirk  
28/02/2005

Reviews 8

Dirk  
le 03/05/2005
First of all thanks to all fans in the "Ruhrgebiet" for a sold out Westfalenhalle in Dortmund. I think we were 12.000 fans in there. We arrived 1 hour before start and had some fast beers. Then met up with anoher 8 fans. Brandi and his crew. So we were 11 altogether. Point 8.00 pm the lights went down and you hear the first tones of Why aye Man. In my opinion a very good starter and replacement of Elvis. By the way: The sound was very good and clear. Walk of Life: I can't hear it anymore. What it is and Sailing to Philadelphia were played perfectly. Romeo: Good stuff. Sultans: Very powerful with different solo. But quiet strong. Bonaparte: time to look around a bit in the hall. Sonny Liston: Cool live track with heavy sound Rüdiger: A good song. But Tupelo would have been better Boom like that: Very cool live with smooth guitar licks and superb solos. Speedway: Nothing to say. One of my live favs. But it was better 4 years ago. Telegraph: Super as always Afterwards we were standing in the first row. Only one meter in front of Mark!!! Brothers in Arms: With Sultans my all time favs. Money: so lala. Heard too often. So far away: Nothing special Shangri La. Good to hear that one but a show must end with Going Home or Wild Theme. It was great to see the band again. Also Danny was very good. Had my doubts but now I enjoy to see him in Cologne again. There are some tickets left for this show. Buy them to see MK and Band in Europe's biggest indoor hall. All in all: Dortmund was great but Cologne 2001 was even better. They only changed 4 songs from 2001 to 2005. Cheers Dirk
Daniel  
le 27/04/2005
Thank you very much Mark and Band, what a great concert!! The voice from MK is better than before - and then these soli in: Sultans of Swing,What it is, Boom like that and much more better: Speeway and unbelievable good in Telegraph Road. 4 encores with the unforgetable Brothers in arms, Money for nothing, So far away and the relaxing Shagri La`- Wow, Wow, Wow . The Sold out Westfalenhalle has a very good acoustic!!! So friends - see you again later in Cologne - Ciao and bye Daniel
Dirk Nowitzki  
le 25/04/2005
Again a great concert (after Stuttgart my 2nd of this tour). Nearly everything is said in the reviews below. Somebody worte about Mark, that he is like redwine, the older the better. That´s true. I´ve seen a lot of Dire Strais and MK shows, but this Tour is one of his best sofar. In Dortmund MK seems to be in a good mood. The band realy had fun on stage. I think MK introduced the band in a new way. He always said: "You may know him from..." (e.g. Guy: ... the old days..., Matt:...Golden Heart, he played Rudiger..., Danny:... Dire Straits...) As he said Dire Straits the crowd got very loud (althoug that most of the peoble didn´t knew that Danny played Percussion on the last DS tour). For a seating audience the spirit was good, too. Not comparable to Stuttgart were the people just applaued politly (Sorry Stuttgart but the audience in Dortmund seems to have more fun). I don´t want to discuss the setlist again, but I missed Local Hero. Shangria La was wonderful but Local Hero is the better ending for such an evening. Looking foward to see this great band in Cologne.
limbodeluxe  
le 25/04/2005
Absolutely great concert ! Very good and clear sound. The venue was sold out, so we had a really great atmosphere. Reminds me of the Straits - concert that I saw there in 1991... I was really happy to see Mark again although I missed him outside the venue before the concert. I was trying to get an autograph but there was no chance to come close to the backstage entrance. When I was discussing with a security guide, Mark and the band drove along in the 3 limousines . I could see him sitting in the black Mercedes and was thinking by myself "What a shi...!!!" But I was satified by the concert afterwards. By the way: does anybody of you know where it is possible to get an autograph of Mark ? Is there an adress where I can get one ? So, for everyone who is looking forward to seeing Mark live during the next few months: you will have a great time !!!
Joerg Mueller  
le 25/04/2005
First MK concert I've been to since the Golden Heart tour. So no comparison to other gigs of the current tour. Overall feeling: the band had lots of fun, you could see this during the encores. Great: everyone was standing for the cheers after Sultans, too sad they sat down again til the end of Telegraph, but then everyone was standing until the end of the concert. We found a nice place a few inches off the stage right in front of MK, funny sound though, heard his guitar from his guitar amps, and the drum kit straight from stage, while the rest of the sound dropped off the PA from the left and right. In the silent moments of Brother you could even her MK's original voice from stage, not through the PA boxes. Too sad: He seems to have broken with a few great traditions, since he left out the "thank yoooohuuuu" after Romeo and - even more sad - didn't play Going Home at the very end. But, haven't enjoyed any concert like this one since the final DS tour 1991/92.
Lars Muehlner  
le 25/04/2005
Really one of the best gigs i've been to (DS/MK)! The sound was excellent and very powerful. Lightshow was perfect! MK and band were 1A!!!!!!!! The best Sultans of Swing i've ever heard! Highlights: Sultans of Swing, Speedway at Nazareth, Boom like that and Telegraph Road! No comment about the setlist as there's too much discussion going on! It was a good one! Danny was brilliant at the drums and Matt was superb at the piano and accordion. You could see that the band was enjoying the whole gig. After SOS the crowd was screaming and everbody was standing! Looking really forward to Cologne on the 6th of June!!! If you have a ticket -> GO GO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maarten Van Pottelbeghe  
le 25/04/2005
As the review before already said, not the best concert of the tour/the concerts i've seen, but that does not mean it was a bad one, it was a powerfull, short but inspired concert, the usual set list, good sound and a band that enjoyed themselves, but where is the Pensa- Suhr?????? good luck and a guaranteed good time to those who are still about to see them
Holger V.  
le 25/04/2005
It was my 5th concert of this tour and my 13th DS-/MK-gig at all. The sound was very good, much better than in Hamburg. No oversteering. The setlist was a little bit poor. The same one just like in Hamburg on yesterday. No "Donegan´s gone", no "Back to Tupelo", no "Going home". "Our Shangri-la" was the final one of 16 songs. Total playing time about 2 hours and 5 minutes. Good concert, but not a highlight of the tour.