ALL ACCESS: Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler released his latest solo album, Sailing To Philadelphia, in September 2000, and is now on a worldwide tour to promote it. Starting in Mexico
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Mark Knopfler released his latest solo album, Sailing To Philadelphia, in September 2000, and is now on a worldwide tour to promote it. Starting in Mexico in March, the tour Knopfler's first since Dire Straits' swan song in 1992 swept through U.S. theaters and arenas in May before continuing across England and Europe in June and July, ending that leg with shows in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Performing his solo work from both the current album and 1996's Golden Heart, along with a mixture of ever-popular Dire Straits classics, Knopfler is accompanied by a stellar collection of musicians. Mix caught the red hot band during two nights at the Berkeley Community Theater (Berkeley, Calif.), where Knopfler alternately delighted the audience with his guitar playing and charmed them with his rambling introductions and between-song reveries.