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Mark Knopfler Cancels Tour

Former Dire Straits frontman recuperating from accident

Mark Knopfler has cancelled his European and U.S. tours following a
motorbike accident that left the former Dire Straits frontman with
six broken ribs and a broken collarbone. Knopfler was injured on
March 17th in central London when his vehicle collided with a car.
He is expected to make a full recovery.

"Mark is obviously bitterly disappointed and would like to thank
the fans who have sent him get well messages," a statement on his
Web Site reads. The thirty-date U.S. run was to begin June 26th in
Portsmouth, Virginia, and run through the end of July. The tour was
to support Knopfler's latest solo album, The Ragpicker's
Dream
, which was released last fall.

Ticket holders were advised to return their tickets to the
original point of purchase.

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