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Show #19 : 25/06/2006, Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion  

Venue: Charter One Pavilion  [ Website ]

Capacity: Unknown   [ Seating map ]

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

01. Right Now
02. Red Staggerwing
03. Michelangelo (EH)
04. I Dug Up a Diamond
05. Born To Run (EH)
06. Red Dirt Girl (EH)
07. Done With Bonaparte
08. Romeo and Juliet
09. Song for Sonny Liston
10. Belle Starr
11. This Is Us
12. Boulder To Birmingham (EH)
13. All The Roadrunning
14. Speedway at Nazareth

15. So Far Away
16. Our Shangri-La

Encores 2
17. If This Is Goodbye
18. Why Worry


Mark Knopfler (Guitars / Vocals)
Emmylou Harris (Guitar / 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 ]
Stuart Duncan (Fiddle / Mandolin)

Who was there ? 4

Marilyn D.  
Scott / Thompson  
My wife and I will be traveling from South Bend, IN for the Chicago show at Charter One Pavilion. Caught Mark and band last year at the Murat Theatre in Indy - looking forward to the new show, with all of the beautiful songs from "All the Roadrunning." Scott and Susi Thompson
Gayle Snyder  
I'll be wearing my KNOPFLERADO T (GBOBMI) and my husband will be wearing his. Sorry for the double registration. He can be considered the other fan(above!) 2 Proud representatives of the MKNews Forum!
Gayle Snyder  

Reviews 2

Scott / Thompson  
le 28/06/2006
Mark, Emmylou and the band did deliver a fine show, but it was rough going for everyone, especially the crew. The Charter One Pavilion is right on the Lake Michigan lakefront, and there was a damp, cold, blustery wind blowing for the entire show. The musicians, equipment, and lighting were wide open to the elements, visibly swinging the rigs at times and whipping the backdrop like a sail in a typhoon. Taking the stage without an opening act, the band seemed a little tentative with regard to the smallish crowd, the open air venue, and the inclement weather. But, by the time Emmylou sang "Michaelangelo" all doubts faded; through smoke that gusted violently in the wind, her voice rang clear as a bell through the twilight. About midway through "I Dug Up a Diamond" the stage lighting went out, and stayed out for several minutes. I sympathized with the lighting director - I design and operate lighting for my brother's local band "The Benders", so I know how frustrating a power failure can be - as the band played on, ending with a very powerful call and response guitar duel between Mark and Richard. A few songs later ("Done With Bonaparte") Mark had to stall with some deadpan chatter as Richard's bazouki wasn't coming through his amp. After a couple of unsuccessful cable change attempts from the (by this time) frustrated stage crew, Mark asked Stuart to start the song on fiddle with him, and Richard "can just come in later, when you're ready." Power for the lighting failed a couple more times during the show, including an entirely (save a couple front spotlights) dark "This Is Us." It was a perfect setting for "Trawlerman's Song," but alas, that didn't happen, the same set list was played, with no surprises. I thought about how a unique set of circumstances such as this ought to inspire an artist to adjust a performance, to make it special for those that were there, to transcend the setting into mythology...but not this night. The last four songs of the show, with the audience on their feet, were "So Far Away", "Shangri-La", "If This Is Goodbye", and "Why Worry" - beautiful, elegiac music, but not exactly what we needed after two hours in the mist. A final, personal note, as a 28-year fan of Mark and his music: in my opinion, every Mark Knopfler show should include "Sultans of Swing."
Marilyn D.  
le 26/06/2006
Great show! And, fortunately, the thunderstorm held off until a few hours after the concert ended. I can't believe the pavilion wasn't sold out. People in Chicago must not know what they're missing!!! Thanks to Mark and Emmylou (and company) for a wonderful night, along with the FREE parking at the Soldier Field lot and the free shuttle to the pavilion and the free CD that came when I ordered tickets from Ticketmaster. We got our money's worth and then some! Here's the set list from last night's show in Chicago: 01 Right Now 02 Red Staggerwing 03 Michelangelo 04 I Dug Up A Diamond 05 Born To Run 06 Red Dirt Girl 07 Done With Bonaparte 08 Romeo and Juliet 09 Song for Sonny Liston 10 Belle Star 11 This Is Us 12 Boulder To Birmingham 13 All The Roadrunning 14 Speedway At Nazareth Encores 15 So Far Away 16 Shangri-La 17 If This Is Goodbye 18 Why Worry