This Page Updated: 26 July 2014

Related Bands: Mark Knopfler

Shows are listed in Chorological order starting with the oldest.

Those boots listed in BROWN are my rips and may differ from other versions available.
Boots listed in RED were sourced from MP3 files.


Artist Title Venue Date Source Rate Art Discs
Dire Straits Chester 78 Quaintway's Club, Chester, UK 19/04/78 SB/MP3 9.5 CD

Comments: From "Radio Liverpool" the bands first ever broadcast.

Track Listing: Intro, Down to the Waterline, Six Blade Knife, In the Gallery, Eastbound Train, Water of Love, Lions, Sultans of Swing, Wild West End

Dire Straits On The Road To Philadelphia Capitol Theater, Philadelphia, PA. USA 11/1/79 SB/MP3 10 CD

Line Up: Vocals / guitar - Mark Knopfler, Guitar - David Knopfler, Bass - Johan Illsley, Drums - Pick Withers
Track Listing:
Down to the Waterline, Six Blade Knife, In the West, Lad Writer, Where do you think You're Going, News, What's the Matter, Lions, Sultans of swing, Eastbound Train, Southbound Again

Dire Straits Before We Became Famous Werchter Festival, Brussels, Belgium 05/06/81 SB/MP3 8 CD

Comments: Claims to be from 1979 tour but isn't.

Track Listing: Once Upon a Time, Skate Away, News, Private Investigations, Angel of Mercy, Tunnel of Love I, Tunnel of Love II, Down to the Waterline, Sultans of Swing, Wild Westend

Dire Straits Texan Sunset Houston Coliseum, Texas, USA 14/8/85 SB 10 2CD

Track Listing: CD1 Espresso Love, Sultans of Swing, Why Worry, Walk of Life, Two Young Lovers, Money for Nothing, Tunnel of Love CD2 Brothers in Arms, Ride Across the River, One World, Romeo and Juliet, Going Home

Dire Straits

Thank You Australasia

Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia 26/4/86 Pro 10 DVD

Tech: PAL, Full screen / 4:3, Dolby Digital, Authored: NO

Comments Colour is a little washed out but that's the only problem with this TV Special originally broadcast simultaneously in Australia & New Zealand

Track Listing: TV Intro, Interview , Intro / Ride Across the River, Expresso Love, Industrial Disease, So Far Away, Romeo and Juliet, Private Investigations, Sultans of Swing, Why Worry, Your Latest Trick, Walk of Life, Two Young Lovers, Money For Nothing, Tunnel of Love, Brothers in Arms, Solid Rock, Donations, Waltzing Matilda, Mark talks, Going Home (theme from "local Hero"), Outro

Dire Straits break up, apart from the occasional guest appearances.

Dire Straits
(w/ Eric Clapton)
Mandela Concert Wembley Stadium, London, UK 11/6/88  SB 10 CD

Comments: Eric Clapton  on guitar throughout  and singing on Wonderful Tonight
Track Listing:
Walk of Life, Sultans of Swing, Romeo and Juliet, Money for nothing, Brothers in Arms, Wonderful Tonight, Solid Rock

The band reform for a new album and tour.

Dire Straits Ticket to Heaven Basel, Switzerland 28/6/92 SB/MP3 10 2CD

Track Listing CD1 Calling Elvis, Walk of Life, Heavy Fuel, Romeo and Juliet, The Bug, Private Investigations, Sultans of Swing, Your Latest Trick CD2 On Every Street, Two Young Lovers, Telegraph Road, Money For Nothing, Brothers in Arms, Solid Rock, Theme From 'Going Home'

The Band split again with Mark Knopfler going solo.