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Show #58 : 26/05/2005, Manchester @ MEN Arena  

Venue: MEN Arena  [ Website ]

Address: Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1AR

Capacity: 19500   [ 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. Rudiger
09. Song for Sonny Liston
10. All That Matters
11. Boom, Like That
12. Speedway at Nazareth
13. Telegraph Road

14. Brothers In Arms
15. Money For Nothing

Encores 2
16. So Far Away

Encores 3
17. The Mist Covered Mountains/Wild Theme


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

karen palombella  
Joyce Jennings  
Been a fan since the early days - in fact I was at Leeds University at the same time as Mark was - but never knowingly met him. Enjoyed MEN show in 2001 in spite of
My wife and I are always interested to meet other MK fans, if anyone wants to meet up for a beer before or after the show, please drop us an email! Also I have an extra pair of tickets in the 14th row if anyone needs them for face value just email me.
Michael Derbyshire  
Mark smith  
Ben Hartley  

Reviews 6

le 16/06/2006
This was the very first time that I had seen MK live,a wish that I had harboured for over 20 years since being totally wowed with Dire Straits.I wasn't to be disappointed,I was totally overwhelmed by the whole experience and vowed from then on to try my utmost to repeat the experience.Mark is just such a fantastic musician and a totally laid back person who really shows his delight at playing for the crowd.The playlist was a joy to behold with all the classics that you associate with Mark,namely,Romeo & Juliet,Sultans of Swing,Walk Of Life,and Telegraph Road was just AWESOME!Good venue,Great musicians,Unforgettable night.BRING 'EM ON!
karen palombella  
le 30/05/2005
Well where do i start we travelled up to machester on the thursday morning from liverpool after a realy heavy night on the wednesday as liverpool had just won the cup the night before. We missed them coming home but there was no argument where we had to be. We arrived and was second row from the front wow on came why aye man and our voices had gone but suddenly came back from knowhere.Fantastic show but we got the feeling that mark was defitely not himself maybe someone may agree with me. To our amazement we had two very posh people on the front row who actually asked us to keep the noise down singing why aye man but ask us did we take any notice (no) i think people should think very carefully when purchasing seats and if they want peace and quiet should sit nearer the back or maybe they just did not know the words. Anyway we then moved the the front with paul rae and kirk in guys picture on the web site(the guy who made the calling elvis puppets) and sang our little hearts away and cried. It was the perfect end to a perfect couple of days and nobody was spoiling it for us. The only one thing i noticed was mark never waved his towel at the end which i have always seen him do and apparently we where informed that mark definitely is comfortably doing smaller venues which i can only totally agree i find the me.n. arena far too big. karen liverpool
Joyce Jennings  
le 28/05/2005
I was in Block F, row M so quite near the front on the floor. I thought it was a much better concert than the last time he was here 5 years ago as security were much more 'laid back and lax' than last time.... I too moved to the front towards the end which wasn't allowed on his last visit. Highlights for me were 'What it is', 'Speedway ..', 'Telegraph Road' and 'Boom Like That'. Mark's voice was superb throughout and the musicianship all round was the brilliant standard we have come to expect. Mark's chatting to the crowd was great ..even though we weren't quite sure why he was asking for scissors for a few minutes.... problems with a nail! The only 'down' from my point of view was no 'Shangri La'.. but from previous reviews I knew that we would be lucky to hear it. A fantastic night! Thanks Mark and the band.
Mark smith  
le 27/05/2005
Great Concert! I was sat about 12 rows back and had a great view of the guitar legend. It all kicked off with Wye Aye Man but was initially delayed as Richard's guitar was not working! Walk of life followed and was brilliant with a solo from MK at the end which is quite rare for that song. Next came What It is which was nicely done as was Sailing To Philadelphia which got a great reception from the Manchetser audience which is really touching as it is Mk solo not Dire Straits. Sultans was fantastic as he played lots of the famous licks from Alchemy, it got a massive reception after the song. Then came Rudiger which was not the best version and then came the hightlight of the show in "All That Matters", Ricahards pedal Steel was out of this World as was MArk's voice. Song For Sonny Liston was very very groovy with some amazin licks.Boom Like that was much more powerful than the album version and rocked the house. Speedway at Nazerath was stunning as Mark's voice was simply unbelievable. Telegraph road followed and blew the house down. I ran down to the front after this and was allowed to so well done to security. I was right in front of Mark for the last 4 songs, amazing. He started with Brothers In Arms which was fantastic, i was crying at this point, it was all very moving. Then came a great version of Money For Nothing, very rocky with some good soloing. So Far Away was truly awesome and it all finished off withWild theme which was simply stunning, he played the guitar perfectly. The crowd were not very lively until the encores which was dissapointing, but at least it was sold out. MK seemed to enjoy himself and the crowd at the end were well satisfied! Thanks Mark and the 96ers + MAtt + danny foir a great night. Oh yeah and i got a thumbs up from Guy and Richard which was very special to me!
le 27/05/2005
Super concert. J'étais a Bercy et je peux vous assurer que les chansons sont mieux rodées. Les arrangements et les solos etaient executés avec peu ou pas d'hesitation. C'etait genial et je ne regrette pas les 30£ que ca m'a couté. MK etait vraiment en super forme. Les grands moments: Romeo & Juliet avec la foule qui chantait, Sultans qui a vraiment mis tout le monde d'accord. Ce soir la MK avait le modjo a la guitare et tout ce qu'il faisait me paraissait nouveau et execute sans fausse note. All that matters tres joli, sonny liston avec des solos super originaux. Puis vint comme depuis le debut de la tournee la claque Telegraph road. Les musiciens avaient l'air tres heureux et Matt a pris son accordéon tout seul apres so far away a la tres grande surprise de Mark qui pensait en rester la. Donc on a eu droit a mist covered mountain et local hero pour finir le concert. C'etait genial. Le seul bémol est que le son etait un poil trop faible. Beaucoup moins fort qu'a Bercy. setlist: 1 Whye aye man 2 Walk of life 3 What it is 4 Sailing to philadelphia 5 Romeo & Juliet 6 Sultans of swing 7 Done with bonaparte 8 Rudiger 9 Song for Sonny Liston 10 All that Matters 11 Boom like that 12 Speedway at Nazareth 13 Telegraph Road 14 Brothers in arms 15 Money for nothing 16 So far away 17 The mist covered mountain 18 Wild Theme
le 27/05/2005
Absolutely an amazing concert, Mark Knopfler and the band produce a brilliant show. This was my first MK concert, and I was blown away by the guitar playing by Mark. It was a pleasure to see MK live, I just wish MK would bring out an album with extended versions of his live songs. So you can enjoy the live experience at home - remembering those fantastic guitar solo's. I would love to hear a extended version of Iron Hand, a total under rated song. Maybe one day!