South Yorks: Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler will be first to play at Sheffield Arena’s new Steel Hall

Mark KnopflerMark Knopfler
Mark Knopfler
Legendary former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler will be playing at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena next year as part of his new tour.

The guitar virtuoso last performed at the Arena as part of Dire Straits back in 1991 and is the first artist booked to play the Arena’s new reduced capacity 4,000 seated venue, The Steel Hall, which is housed within the Arena’s main hall, bringing the audience closer to the event.

Hailed by many of his peers as one of the greatest guitarists rock has ever seen, the tour will enable fans to hear songs from his new album, Tracker, which is released next month.

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He will also play some of the classic Dire Straits songs such as Sultans of Swing.

Tickets priced £55 and £49.50 are available through the box office on 0114 2565656 orn online at

Tickets bought in person are £52.50 and £47.25.