UK & Europe


We were once again chosen to support former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler as he headed out on his ‘Down the Road Wherever’ world tour which kicked off in April 2019. We supplied lighting and rigging equipment to the music legend's highly-anticipated UK and European performances.


Having supported the artist on his 2015 tour, our Concert Touring division has once again worked with lighting designer Mark Henderson, along with operator Tellson James, to supply lighting equipment including followspots and control. The rig included Martin MAC Viper Profile and Aura XBs, GLP Impression X4 Bar fixtures and Chauvet Professional Nexus AW 7x7 fixtures. 


“It’s been fantastic to continue our relationship with Mark Knopfler. It’s a privilege to be involved with an artist of his stature and as a live music experience, he sets the bar pretty high. It’s also been a pleasure to supply equipment to the specification of Mark Henderson. He’s really passionate about what he does and takes a collaborative approach to ensure he gets the right equipment to deliver his design. The end result is stunning.”

Mick Freer, Head of Concert Touring at Hawthorn