Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email


News:
- Make sure you know the Forum Rules and Guidelines

Also check out these related sites:

Author Topic: First time that the opener changes in a tour  (Read 1148 times)

Offlinejbaent

  • Honoray Knopfler fans
  • David Knopfler
  • **********
  • A DS/MK fan since 1988. Not a sheep.
  • Posts: 10586
  • Location: Tambourine Land
  • Registered: August 2008
    • My book about Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler
First time that the opener changes in a tour
« on: May 09, 2019, 12:31:02 pm »
I was thinking that this is the first time the show opener had changed ever...

I think that only when MK toured with Bob Dylan the opener changed between Why Aye Man and What It Is, but that wasn't MK tour but Dylan's...

As far as I recall, with DS and during his solo career, the opener song never changed.

And now, we had two different ones, "Why Aye Man" and "Nobody does that", and I guess that if "Trapper" gets played, probably it would be as a opener too, or even "Back on the dance floor" could be...
You might get lucky, now and then

My book about Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Jbaent

Offlinelocalhero1986

  • Lady writer
  • ****
  • Posts: 584
  • Registered: August 2009
Re: First time that the opener changes in a tour
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 12:34:15 pm »
This tour is full of surprises! ;)

OfflineRobson

  • Romeo
  • *****
  • Posts: 1582
  • Registered: July 2009
Re: First time that the opener changes in a tour
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 01:17:09 pm »
I think he will not play Trapper Man or Back On The Dancefloor.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2019, 01:19:47 pm by Robson »
"My first guitar had to be red...

Offlinejbaent

  • Honoray Knopfler fans
  • David Knopfler
  • **********
  • A DS/MK fan since 1988. Not a sheep.
  • Posts: 10586
  • Location: Tambourine Land
  • Registered: August 2008
    • My book about Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler
Re: First time that the opener changes in a tour
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 01:18:28 pm »
I think I will not play Trapper Man or Back On The Dancefloor.

you?
You might get lucky, now and then

My book about Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Jbaent

OfflineSilvertown

  • Lady writer
  • ****
  • Posts: 639
  • Registered: April 2010
Re: First time that the opener changes in a tour
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 01:19:49 pm »
I think that Why aye man was planned to be the only opener of this tour. However, when MK noticed in the opening night that he had difficulties to play that, they skipping Why aye man in the next shows. I also believe that Guy felt that Nobody does that does not work very well and I guess he also checked our opinion in the forum.

Offlineqjamesfloyd

  • Lady writer
  • ****
  • Posts: 546
  • Location: Hampshire, England.
  • Registered: August 2008
    • Silvertown Blues
Re: First time that the opener changes in a tour
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2019, 01:27:04 pm »
I very much doubt Guy or Mark base set list choices on what is written in this or any forum, you only need to read Guy's reaction to set list questions on his forum to see that.
Please check out my MK/DS forum:
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/silvertown_blues/

Knopfler, Oldfield and Gilmour is all the guitar I need.

Offlinedmg

  • David Knopfler
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8306
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Registered: August 2009
    • Flickr
Re: First time that the opener changes in a tour
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2019, 01:28:53 pm »
I think that Why aye man was planned to be the only opener of this tour. However, when MK noticed in the opening night that he had difficulties to play that, they skipping Why aye man in the next shows. I also believe that Guy felt that Nobody does that does not work very well and I guess he also checked our opinion in the forum.

Perhaps they were embarrassed by the strikingly similar (if not identical) opening minute of this tour and last tour if they had kept NDT as opener.

The brass plays the main line in WAM with Mark just playing along so it doesn't really matter if he misses a note here or there now anyway. 

Same for part of Speedway, which has become tiresome for me now.  Perhaps going back to the way it was played early in the STP tour (on the South American leg) would be the best for it.
"...if you don't do your twiddly bits, the world's not right for people."

OfflineSilvertown

  • Lady writer
  • ****
  • Posts: 639
  • Registered: April 2010
Re: First time that the opener changes in a tour
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2019, 01:31:02 pm »
I very much doubt Guy or Mark base set list choices on what is written in this or any forum, you only need to read Guy's reaction to set list questions on his forum to see that.

Guy is a clever guy. He cannot comment these things on his forum, but I think he can nowadays affect quite much for these issues.

OfflineMartinKWH

  • Guitar George
  • i am new on here, be gentle
  • Posts: 9
  • Registered: September 2020
Re: First time that the opener changes in a tour
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2020, 07:35:50 pm »
I think that Why aye man was planned to be the only opener of this tour. However, when MK noticed in the opening night that he had difficulties to play that, they skipping Why aye man in the next shows. I also believe that Guy felt that Nobody does that does not work very well and I guess he also checked our opinion in the forum.

What difficulties do you mean or did you notice?

 

© 2018 amarkintime.org
This is an unofficial website dedicated to Mark Knopfler developed and maintained by fans.
Top banner design by knopflerized.
This theme is based on the SMF theme Carbonate by Bloc.
SMF 2.0.15 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Page created in 0.047 seconds with 36 queries.