Many of the songs on Knopfler's 2002 album were inspired by the struggles of itinerant working-class people.
The show combines Illsley's and his former band's material with his memories of life on the road with one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time.
The tour named after Knopfler's current album opened in fine style in Barcelona on 25 April.
Illsley cut the record at Knopfler's British Grove and his co-producers include fellow former Dire Straits collaborator Guy Fletcher.
After starting its European run in Barcelona on 25 April, the itinerary comes to the UK in May.
The follow-up to 2015's 'Tracker' features many of the musicians Knopfler has worked with in recent years, and a guest appearance by Imelda May.
Stories To Tell, by country-roots-pop act Megan & the Common Threads, recorded at Mark Knopfler's British Grove Studios, is released today (24 February).
Guy Fletcher, longtime collaborator of Mark Knopfler, has produced a forthcoming EP, at Mark's British Grove, by Irish act Megan and the Common Threads.
Esteemed Irish singer-songwriter Martin 'Bap' Kennedy passed away on 1 November at the age of 54, five months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
John Illsley has announced a new live date with his band (including former Dire Straits colleague and guitarist Phil Palmer) in Norfolk, England on 30 July.
We reDiscover the Notting Hillbillies' Missing...Presumed Having A Good Time, the side project that made Mark Knopfler fall in love with music again.