Mark Knopfler sends message of encouragement to fans; says he hopes to return to recording ASAP

Mark Knopfler has been quiet in recent months, but the former Dire Straits frontman posted a message on his official website this week touching base with fans in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

“I’m thinking of everyone as we navigate these difficult times,” the 70-year-old singer/guitarist writes. “They will pass, as they always do.”

He adds, “I aim to be back in the studio recording songs as soon as possible. Take care of one another, keep calm and keep safe. We will pull through.”

Knopfler wrapped up a North American tour this past September in support of his 2018 solo album, Down the Road Wherever.

In addition, the new stage musical based on the 1983 film Local Hero — for which Mark has written music and lyrics — is scheduled to begin a run at the famous London theater The Old Vic on June 18, although that could change, depending on what happens with regard to the health crisis.

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