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Show #54 : 22/05/2005, Edinburgh @ Playhouse  

Venue: Playhouse  [ Website ]

Capacity: 3059   [ Seating map ]

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(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. Back to Tupelo
09. Donegan's Gone
10. Song for Sonny Liston
11. Rudiger
12. Boom, Like That
13. Speedway at Nazareth
14. Telegraph Road

15. Brothers In Arms
16. Money For Nothing

Encores 2
17. So Far Away

Encores 3
18. Our Shangri-La


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 ? 9

Kevin Fish  
Graeme Robertson  
Looking forward to the Playhouse date. Hopefully it won
Gordon Treasurer  
I had a ticket for the cancelled gig so really looking forward to this one :)
This will be my first Mark Knopfler show - can
laurent patry  
Updated May 8, 2005: Six of us (two from Japan and four from the States) are meeting at Cafe Royal Circle Bar, 17 West Register Street, at 5:00PM for a pint or two before the show. If I have mapped it properly, this appears to be about a 5 minute walk to the venue. We would welcome anyone else to join us. Email me at and let me know you are coming, so we can watch out for you. Or, just look for 6 of us in Mark Knopfler t-shirts! Hope others can make it and that the place is acceptable.
Ladynoe Yoli  
will be going to this concert
Peter Gordon  
This will be my second concert of the tour but being that its in my homeland I just had to go. The Playhouse is a great venue and MK should bring the house down.

Reviews 5

Peter Gordon  
le 25/05/2005
My second concert of this world tour and being in my homeland and on my birthday I just had to attend. it was nice of Mark to play for me on my birthday and also to invite so many fellow fans to share the event. I loved the Munich show but on Sunday Night Mark performed even better. Her warmed to the audience, who off course, warmed to him. His voice was great, no signs of the recent harshness that's been reported. Added to the Munich show were Tupelo and Shangri-La. Both delivered in top quality. I love the Tupelo song as its written and sung by my favourite living artist about my all time favourite artist, Elvis Presley. Great song and it captures the movie period of Elvis's life in such a simple manner. The guitar on this song is haunting and for me just great. Shangri-la is a wonderful song so much so that a guy a few rows in front of me seemed to want it played after every song. He got his wish in the end and Mark even nodded in his direction as the guy rose to applaud that fact that Mark was indeed singing it. Speedway is just awesome and Danny's drumming was superb, Great stuff. Telegraph Road and Sultans are always the high spots and Mark did not disappoint. The mid show sit down session was the same songs as usual plus Tupelo off course, but they were mixed up with Tupelo coming after Bonaparte and Sonny Liston bringing up the rear after Rudiger. Rudiger, what a wonderful song. Only mishap of the night was Mark's comment that Lonnie Donnegan was Scottish. Don't know why he slipped than in as even the lyrics of the Song tell us he was Irish. I watched Mark as he sung that line and he realised his mistake as the word 'Irishman' was mumbled over the mike. However why complain. Such a small flaw on what was a brilliant night. Met a few fans before and after the concert, most on this list already. Its great when we can get together share a few beers and listen to the greatest living guitarist. Roll on the NEC in Birmingham where I get to soak this up all over again. Oh by the way the Edinburgh show had a different closer. I'm not going to spoil things for others who will be attending the UK shows but pay attention. Its different and very nice indeed. Just surprised that he picked a gig in Scotland not to close with 'Going Home'
Kevin Fish  
le 24/05/2005
MIxed emotions. Grateful that I have seen him, at last, and hugely relieved he played Tuppelo and Shangrila, which are unbeatable even by his standards, and yes, Telegraph Road was impressive, but...what was wrong with his guitar in the opening solo, and more importantly, why is he persisting with Sonny Liston,Lonny Donegan, Bonaparte and Rudiger ? Answers on a postcard (from Paraguay hopefully). Thanks mate, but more of what makes us applaud please, or at least arrange for the Playhouse bar to be open during the concert.
Graeme Robertson  
le 23/05/2005
Superb night, with Romeo and Juliet bringing the house down! The usual restrained Edinburgh audience eventually got to their feet after Telegraph Road, and some of us rebels stayed on our feet for the remainder of the show. Interesting shirt, Guy!
le 23/05/2005
superb concert!!!! when mark wants to he can really sing well sultans was superb,as was telegraph road,matt rollings is a great addition to the tour,danny brings a little bit of rock to the drums
le 23/05/2005
Well, that was just incredible! It was my first time seeing Mark Knopfler live, and i was totally blown away. It was a small venue, but packed out completely, and the guys got the crowd on their feet for a good few numbers towards the end of the show. Telegraph Road was inspirational; standing ovation from the Playhouse. And Shangri-La closer was just perfect. Setlist: [i think!] 01. Why aye man 02. Walk of life 03. What it is 04. Sailing to Philadelphia 05. Romeo & Juliet 06. Sultans of swing 07. Done with Bonaparte 08. Back to Tupelo 09. Donegan`s gone 10. Song for Sonny Liston 11. Rudiger 12. Boom like that 13. Speedway at Nazareth 14. Telegraph road 15. Brothers in arms 16. Money for nothing 17. So far away 18. Our Shangri-La